Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi – in pictures

The Etihad Airways booth at Global Aerospace Summit 2016. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

A model Etihad plane stands on a table at the Global Aerospace Summit. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, group CEO & managing director, Mubadala Development Company, gives his keynote address. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, speaks at a session. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

With three airports hubs in close proximity, the Arabian Gulf skies are becoming congested. Plus, the region’s three big airlines are competing among themselves to recruit skilled technicians and pilots, and to ramp up infrastructure to accommodate growing numbers of passenger. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Etihad Airways air stewards at the Global Aerospace Summit 2016. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

“Abu Dhabi Aviation & Aerospace Week cements the central role the emirate of Abu Dhabi plays as a hub for stakeholders across the regional and global aviation industry to share key insights, best practices, and catalyse new relationships,” said Mubarak Al Shamisi, the director of the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, one of the key organisers for the week. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Bertrand-Marc Allen, right, president, Boeing International. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

John Defterios, emerging markets editor. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

James Hogan, president and chief executive, Etihad Airways. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Delegates at the opening session of Global Aerospace Summit 2016. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, group CEO & managing director, Mubadala Development Company. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Inside the Global Aerospace Summit 2016. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

Etihad Airways air stewards at the Global Aerospace Summit 2016. Reem Mohammed / The National

Global Aerospace Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi - in pictures

The Global Aerospace Summit 2016. Reem Mohammed / The National

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