Africa Aerospace & Defence Show 2016 coming next month


The Africa Aerospace & Defence Show 2016 will run from 14 to 18 September at the Air Force Base Waterkloof, Centurion.

The Africa Aerospace and Defence Air Show remains Africa’s premier aviation event; showcasing leading-edge commercial and general aviation related technologies, products and related services offered by both local, as well as international, defence industry players.

As proven over the past decade, the show is attended by defence ministers, heads of armed forces and subservient services as well as functional experts from air forces, landward as well as maritime forces across the continent. Hence, participation in AAD does not only impact on South African armed forces and wider security organs, but provides access to key African decision-makers.

Due to this cross-cutting impact the Safomar Group has experienced first-hand, the value that this exposition holds means we are excited to once again participate in this event as an exhibitor.

This prestigious event will take place at Air Force Base Waterkloof, just outside Pretoria, over the period 14 to 18 September. The full spectrum of South African civil aerospace and defence-related industry will be participating in the show. Based on confirmed bookings for exhibition space, a number of countries such as America, UAE, Germany, USA, Italy, China, India and Turkey, to name but a few, have booked national pavilions. In addition to this, a number of African countries have also indicated to present their defence capabilities.

The first three days of the AAD 2016 exhibition, 14 to 16 September, are designated as ‘trade days’. This provides unequalled opportunity for exhibitors to interact and establish mutually beneficial business relationships with decision-makers, visiting delegations and captains of industry. By prior arrangement, prospective clients and intended industry partners can also be exposed to displayed hardware during the trade days. The remaining two days, 17 and 18 September, are set aside as ‘public days’, during which a comprehensive world-class flying display of local and international general aviation as well as military aircraft, aerobatic teams and selected landward equipment will be performing for the general public.

Being an established service provider in the region, the Safomar Group has extensive contacts with a wide spectrum of civil and military clients. Through this, it is able to effectively represent you in marketing, delivering and supporting equipment as well as associated commodities and consumables that you have allocated. With the successes of past years, Safomar is committed to again exploit every opportunity offered by AAD 2016 to expand its collective business interest in South Africa and the allocated regions on the continent.