With 10 companies on board, France is back at Airport Show to support paramount expectations of the Middle East markets


May 24 to 26 – Dubai World Trade Center – Hall 7, Stand 7250

United Arab Emirates: As the growth of the airport sector in the Middle East was highly disturbed since the Covid-19 pandemic, plans to expand airports in all related sectors specialize in: air freight, aircraft construction and business aviation. 

Business France will bring together a delegation of French companies to join the In-Person experience and benefit from face-to-face networking sessions with airport professionals from the Middle East.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, the show will host a French pavilion focused on airport modernization & new construction projects. 

In line with France’s commitment to take action in favor of a sustainable world and respond to social and climate issues, exhibiting companies will introduce how their solutions, empowered by a strong technological expertise, can reduce the environmental footprints, and how they tackle many current and future challenges. 

Internationally, these values, are instigated across the French industry thanks to la French Fab, THE label whose mission is to renew the industrial sector and committed to an eco-friendly approach as well as concerned about the common good. 

In the region, the French airport industry is particularly recognized in the following sectors:

  • Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
  • Air traffic detection and tracking devices 
  • Provision of software packages and dedicated IT solutions – technical training services (MRO, ground operations, pilots and cabin crew, etc.) 
  • Airport access control – identity control, video surveillance, alarm system, image analysis, etc.
  • Dismantling and recycling of parts, modules and components

Willing to provide a wide range of advantages to middle eastern players, French companies will highlight, through their solutions, their ability to innovate in R&D, in co-operation with research institutes and universities. When it comes to training recognition, the quality of French engineers and technicians also leads to provide unique passenger experiences. 

“It’s with a renewed optimism that 10 first class companies will represent France ‘s expertise at Airport Show 2021. This three-day live event will be the occasion to share their knowledge, develop valuable partnerships and present innovative technologies, thus bringing the most advanced aviation facilities to the region” commented Frederic Szabo, Managing Director, Business France Middle East.

Before the pandemic, the turnover of the French airport sector represented €63.5 billion globally, while in France the sector consisted of 530 companies employing approximately 100 000 people.

Don’t miss out these French exhibiting companies at DWTC – Hall 7, Stand 7250: 

ADP INGENIERIE : Design and supervision of the construction of complex airport buildings (airports, terminals, passenger terminals, control towers, aircraft hangars, maintenance centers, etc.).

GLOBALSYS: Wireless and wired audio communication systems and embedded systems

GUINAULT: Solutions to shut down APU aircraft engines on the ground and reduce the environmental impact and costs for airlines.

OREP: Designer of perimeter protection solutions.

RUBIX Senses  &  Instrumentation: Outdoor and indoor nuisance monitoring (gas, noise, odors, particles).

SOVAM : Range of airport ground support equipment, such as aircraft and luggage tractors

TLD : is the leading industrial company specialized in the design, the manufacturing, the distribution and the after sales services of ground support equipment (GSE).

EGIS : Egis creates and operates intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency. 

IDEMIA: Global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space.

THALES: is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.

Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 the Group generated sales of €17 billion.


Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. 


La French Fab is the new face of France’s industry.  

Launched in 2017, La French Fab is supported collectively by the Alliance Industrie du Futur, Bpifrance, Business France, France Industrie, the Direction Générale des Entreprises and France’s regions. These key players are committed to an eco-friendly approach and concerned about the common good. In France an around the world, they’re working to renew the industrial sector, reinvigorate France’s regions, make industrial jobs more attractive, and draw attention to French industrial excellence.