American Business Aviation Suppliers Set Sights on MENA Market at MEBAA 2016

U.S. International Pavilion represents 16 states, innovative equipment, products and services

Dubai and Waldwick, N.J. / November 28, 2016 — With forecasts projecting the business aircraft fleet in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region reaching 1,200 by 2020, American aviation suppliers have their sights set on MEBAA 2016, December 6-8 at DWC Airshow Site, to grow their share of the future market there.

MEBAA is the region’s largest and most influential business aviation event. The centerpiece of the American presence will be the U.S. International Pavilion, organized by Kallman Worldwide, Inc., the show’s official U.S. representative, in coordination with numerous government agencies including the U.S. departments of Commerce and State. The Pavilion will be a primary destination for buyers looking to meet industry leaders, an on-site business hub for American exhibitors looking to maximize their exposure and impact at the event, and a forum for all to share industry information and insights.

Exhibitors in the Pavilion are primarily small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) representing 16 states and all looking to initiate or strengthen international partnerships that will generate new business and create more jobs back home. They are presenting a cross-section of innovative equipment, products and services for owners and operators, including: maintenance tools and accessories, air ambulance, flight safety training, aircraft lighting, catering, ground support equipment and financing. Click here to preview the “Guide to U.S. International Pavilion Exhibitors” at

“When American companies commit to exhibit at MEBAA, we’re saying we believe in the power of this event to attract real business prospects and customers,” said Kallman Worldwide President and CEO, Tom Kallman. “As the MENA business aviation and aerospace market continues to expand and diversify, we’re proud to work with show organizers to help our exhibitors succeed in Dubai, whether as prime contractors or subcontractors in support of regional owners, operators, service and maintenance partners and their end-user customers.”

To drive more trade attendees to visit Pavilion exhibitors, Kallman is promoting the U.S. national presence at MEBAA 2016 with its “Ask America” on-site advocacy campaign. The message is being placed prominently around the U.S. International Pavilion, integrated into official events and media during the show and highlighted in social media (follow on Twitter @kallmanEWC).

“Connecting U.S. suppliers with buyers from around the world is what makes the Pavilion a distinct destination,” Kallman said. “That’s why our message to visitors at MEBAA is, ‘Ask America’ — because we’re listening. The United States is committed to our overseas partners and investments, we bring the smartest technology and innovation to the table, and we have the most-skilled professionals ready to do the work.”


The following exhibitors in the U.S. International Pavilion at MEBAA 2016 invite media to inquire about their products and services:

Booth #674
Global Jet Services, Inc. Partners with Gama Aviation for EASA Part-147 B1 and B2
Classes Global Jet Services Extends Training Opportunities to European Customer Base with Gama Aviation Partnership

Global Jet Services, a leading innovator in on-location maintenance development training, teams up with UK-based Gama Aviation to bring B1 and B2 theoretical and practical courses for types from Dassault, Gulfstream, Bombardier, BAe, and Hawker-Beechcraft/Textron to a receptive EASA-compliant maintenance audience.Training classes will be conducted at Gama’s state-of-the-art learning facility at Fairoaks, Surrey (30 minutes from Farnborough and Heathrow) starting in January 2017. Courses are fully compliant with EASA part 66 appendix III requirements.

Target Markets: Maintenance, Education
Contact: Darla Fricker, International Sales Manager, Global Jet Services, Avon, CT, +1-860-651-6090;

Booth #657
Keep your valuable assets in the air!
Add Power Breezer to your fatigue risk management plan. Now introducing Mark II.

Keep your planes flying and your maintenance workers cool. The durable and mobile Power Breezer cools a 3,000 sq.ft./279 sq.m. area by up to 27°F/15°C. Power Breezer reduces heat related injuries, manages hot temperatures and boosts productivity. Integrated water tank for 50 hours of operation. Staff and machinery stay dry. Weather resistant and energy efficient. Virtually maintenance free. Passed US Military Standard 810-G. Now introducing Mark II with even lighter fan head for more scalability.

Target Markets: Maintenance, Repair, Operations
Contact: Rich Clem, Global Director of Government Sales, Breezer Holdings/Power Breezer, Deerfield Beach, FL, +1- 954-418-3706;

Booth #663
From Coast to Coast to Coast: New Alliance Creates Inflight Catering Network Across America

Air Gourmet, Rudy’s and Silver Lining — three independently owned and operated catering companies with over 30 years of experience have formed an alliance, creating a catering network for private aviation across the United States. Available 24/7/365 to cater for domestic and international flights, all locations offer an array of services and amenities and are proficient in handling special requests. Markets covered include: California, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania.

Target Markets: Fixed Base Operators, Charter and Management Companies, Fractional Operators, Flight Departments, Foreign Governments and Royal Clientele.
Contact: Joseph Celentano, Owner, Rudy’s Inflight Catering, Teterboro, NJ, +1-866-727-1122;

Booth #675
Professional Aircraft Accessories Hires Former Delta TECHOPS Executive

Professional Aircraft announces the hiring of Jack Turnbill as its Senior VP of Business Development. A seasoned aviation veteran, he has served in roles supporting commercial airlines worldwide. Turnbill will lead the business development and sales for CR&O and Distribution. Previously he served as a consultant to Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions, and for Delta Airlines, with his most recent position held as Vice President of Technical Sales and Marketing for Delta TechOps.

Target Markets: Maintenance, Avionics, CR&O
Contact: Kasey Baker, Director, Marketing & Communications, Greenwich AeroGroup, Wichita, KS, +1-316-213-9280;

Booth #659
A.I.M.S. International Corp. Introducing New Products at MEBAA 2016

  • Aircraft protection from gunfire, cosmic radiation, noise, UVB UVA, laser now available
  • Get your aircraft upgraded during refurbishment
  • Diamond-encrusted vanity accessories

Target Markets: Aircraft Interiors, Homes, Boats
Contact: Flo Ciobotaru, President & CEO, A.I.M.S. International Corp., Dover, DE, +1-514-497-0491;

Export with purpose. Exhibit with confidence. Kallman Worldwide is an export marketing advocate focused on helping the United States of America and its leading businesses capitalize on international trade shows and events to grow their share of global markets. Our flagship U.S. International Pavilion programs cover all the details of creating and presenting a professional business environment to buyers, enabling exhibitors, clients and partners to make the most of their event opportunities, cultivate meaningful global business relationships and account for a measurable return on their export marketing investment.

Since 1963, Kallman has helped more than 10,000 companies, associations and government agencies stand out at nearly 1,000 industry and professional events in 46 countries. The company is a strategic partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a proud recipient of the President’s “E” Award. In 2016, Kallman Worldwide was honored to receive the AmCham Abu Dhabi “Falcon” Award for its organization-wide commitment to building sustainable business relationships between the U.S. and the U.A.E. The company recently joined the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce in support of the Chamber’s mission to foster economic growth, educational advancement and mutual respect between the U.S. and the MENA region. For more information visit

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