Opportunities

Opportunities soar at F-Air!

The demand for civil and defense aviation needs in Colombia is growing! Be at the show where civil and military authorities, commercial aviation executives and foreign investors will converge to discover the latest products and technologies in the industry.

Peter Kelley Project Manager
Peter Kelley
Project Manager
Show Focus

F-Air 2021 is an international exhibition specialized in technological development and innovation for Civil and Military Aerospace industry. It is organized around three core market sectors:

Civil Aviation

  • The aviation industry in Colombia is growing at a rate greater than 10% per year. In 2009, the country was handling 15.6 million passengers, while in 2013 it reached 28 million. The projections are that Colombia will grow to around 35 million passengers within the next few years. The Colombian government has increased investment in aeronautical infrastructure due to the increasing demand on airport traffic.

Military Aviation

  • In 1990, the U.S. Office of Aviation and Narcotics Affairs provided 18 UH- 1N helicopters, buying 36 more over the years. In 2010, the Colombian military had 280 helicopters and 200 fixed-wing aircraft with no major new purchases projected until 2015 with the exception of some possible interest to purchase helicopters with higher capacity to transport troops and equipment. Due to recent aircraft acquisition, there are significant opportunities for training, parts and maintenance for these aircraft, especially for Blackhawk rotor blades repair services and erosion-resistant coating systems.

Defense Systems

  • On average, the total military spending is 3.5 percent of Colombia’s total GDP. Under Plan Colombia, significant U.S. funding, technical assistance, and equipment support has been provided to Colombian-led counter narcotic programs for drug eradication and interdiction, and expansion of the capacity of Colombian military and police.
Show Data

The 2017 edition of F-Air reported strong attendance and industry participation:

  • 60,000 visitors
  • 150 exhibiting companies
  • 400 trade meetings
  • 22 delegates from 18 countries
  • Business expectations of USD 71,000,000
USA Partnership Pavilion

The USA Partnership Pavilion was the Official Guest Country at F-Air. 2019! Because it presented the highest concentration of U.S. equipment and services at the show, it was a magnet for buyers looking for American quality, innovation and partnership.

In addition to our complete suite of pre-show, on-site and post-show services, capitalize on the extra attention, activities and access we're planning to generate for American suppliers:

  • Launch your products and raise your recognition in the Latin American aerospace, civil and commercial aviation and defense and security marketplace.
  • Meet decision-makers from U.S., Colombian and international armed forces and private aviation companies.
  • Inform visitors of your innovations in the aviation Industry. Strengthen your sales network and relationships with current clients.
  • Work with U.S. Commercial Service specialists to outline opportunities for you in the region.
  • U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation works closely with the USA Partnership Pavilion to ensure maximum exposure to buyers at the show.
  • The USA Partnership Pavilion location is the ideal spot for any company looking to network with local giants.