New Aviation Show Set For West Africa


A new aviation trade show has been announced for Oct. 24-26, 2017, in Ghana, which organizers say will be the first-ever event of its kind in the West Africa region. “It’s an important announcement for the African continent, especially for Ghana, one of the most dynamic countries in Africa, which is experiencing strong economic growth and an increase in aviation activity,” said Didier Mary, the show organizer. “Kotoka International Airport [in Ghana] is one of the fastest-growing passenger airports on the entire continent.” The show will be run by 4M Events, which also manages airshows in Abu Dhabi.

The three-day show will offer static display space for about 60 aircraft and an exhibition hall for 300 vendors. The organizers also will host a series of conferences on topics important to the African aviation community, including training, maintenance, skills shortages and recruitment. “The growth of African aviation reflects the need for this type of exhibition,” said Mary. By 2040, the continent is expected to experience air-traffic growth of 350 percent to 600 percent over current air passenger levels, and will need to have the infrastructure in place to support that growth, according to the show website.