Satair Group will be present at this year’s Dubai Air Show, to be held from 8 to 12 November in Dubai featuring a larger exhibition area, new industry sector displays and increased trade visitor numbers.
In that context, SDArabia held a special interview with Satair Group’s CEO Mr. Mikkel Bardram to know more about their participation at the show.
1- What do you expect from this year’s show? And what encouraged you to participate in it?
With our expanded Dubai facility – now also supporting the A350XWB – it is only natural to us to have a presence at the Dubai Airshow which is considered to be one of “the big five”.
We have been present at the Dubai Airshow once before, two years back, with great success. We look forward to attending the show once again, now with an even larger stand. The show is a place for us to meet both our local customers and OEM business partners. It is also a good place for us to be in order to keep up with the market trends and make sure that we stay on top of all the new market developments which can inspire us to develop and provide new products and services
2- What will you be focusing on during the show? And what are the products that you will be showcasing?
This year we are focusing on our 3D printing capabilities – “Print a spare” – with a live demonstration of a 3Dprinter printing small aircraft models. We believe 3D printing will play a huge part in the future of the aerospace industry. It is an exciting area as the boundaries for the technology are still quite open and unexplored, and we are still finding new areas where we can benefit from the technology.
Satair Group, closely together with Airbus and Airbus engineering, is at the forefront by using the latest innovative technology to develop the area of 3D printing as a new technology for the aftersales business, even for out of production or legacy aircraft programs. Out-of-production is a major opportunity for 3D Printing in the spare parts business, offering a new solution for ensuring the availability of parts, but also active aircraft programmes will benefit from the technology. The goal is to use the existing established capabilities and to develop new logistics and even more effective business models for our customers.
As we mainly operate within the commercial side of aviation, Dubai Airshow a perfect fit for us in both size and audience.
4- In your opinion, what will make this event successful?
The number of visitors is always crucial for the success of an event like this, but it is not merely the quantity that is important for us but also the quality. We need the right kind of people to be present and our experience shows that Dubai Airshow is a place, where we can meet all the right people.
5- What message would you like to address to SDA readers?
Satair Group integrates the entire aerospace value chain. We are committed to delivering excellence in everything we do and ensuring that both ends of the aerospace industry are continuously connected.