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2012-03-12 - Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2012

Blackshape participates in Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2012, and signs an important distribution contract in the UAE and Gulf region.


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March 6-8 were important days for Blackshape SpA, which not only participated in the Air Expo event, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Blackshape SpA also finalized a distribution deal for the UAE and Gulf region and set up a strategic post in the area.
Blackshape arrived in Abu Dhabi as a host of the honorable Sheikh Hussain Almoalla and his team, Emirates Sky, Blackshape’s new distributor in the Gulf and the UAE. During the fair Blackshape also established a representative office in Dubai, which will be manned by Blackshape Country Manager, Mr. Michael Jesse.

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“With this show, Blackshape is strengthening is positioning in a market oriented toward general aviation,” said Angelo Petrosillo, Blackshape’s Director of Sales; “the presence in the Gulf region is of strategic importance for us, due to the emphasis on leisure flying and the demand for basic flight training, for which we have many requests. Our success in this market, and with the public, leads us to believe that this will become one of our more important markets in the near future, hence, the decision to establish a country manager in addition to assigning a dealership to the most solid and professional company of the whole area”. During the event, Blackshape’s booth was visited by important personalities of the royal family and government as well as hundreds of visitors, customers and industry professionals. Immediately after the show, Emirates Sky has hosted numerous pilots, customers and representatives of private flying schools in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait at the Desert Island Resort and Spa for a day of demonstration and test flights in the Blackshape Prime. Over the next six months Blackshape will implement the creation of a network of sub-dealers, in the countries of Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in order to strengthen and expand its presence in the Persian Gulf Blackshape’s newest dealer, Emirates Sky, is based at the private international airport of Al Batheen while the headquarters and maintenance will be at the Jazira airfield in Ras Al Khaima, while the office of the country manager will be based in the city of Dubai.

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Blackshape would like to thank the Sheikh Hussain Almoalla, the Al Dahahiri family and the Arab Emirates airforce for the support offered during the event.

For more information on Emirates Sky, and Blackshape’s new country manager, please contact phoenix@blackshapeaircraft.com

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