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International Air and Space Fair FIDAE 2016

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7 years ago
Duration: 5 days Place: Chile, Santiago, Parque des Aeronaves. Organiser: FIDAE
International Air and Space Fair FIDAE 2016

The International Air & Space Fair, FIDAE, is the main aerospace, defence and security exhibition of the American continent. With more than thirty-five years of existence, it gathers the main world’s representatives of civil-commercial aviation, defence, aircraft maintenance, airport equipment & services, homeland security and space technology.


Between March 21 and 25 of 1980, in El Bosque Air Base, it was inaugurated the first International Air Fair (FIDA), organized by the Chilean Air Force, which purpose was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chilean Air Force. In that occasion, FIDAE used three hangars of El Bosque Air Base, gathering 32 exhibitors from thirteen countries, with a total of 113 stands, which they were visited by 115,000 people. The FACh displayed the Cessna A-37B and T-37, Hawker Hunter, F-5E Tiger II, the foreign Casa C-101 from Spain, IA58 Pucara of Argentina and EMB-110 Bandeirante of Brazil, among others.

From 1990, FIDA moved to Los Cerrillos Airdrome and changed its name into International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE), as a response that in that time it was commemorated the “International Year of the Space”, since then, the event incorporated this field to the exhibition with an extraordinary success. Thanks to its continuous growth, in 2006, FIDAE moved to the north side of the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, being its current location.

In its more than thirty-five years of existence, FIDAE has demonstrated to be the leading business centre within the region, by reaching its consolidation in the world’s fair circuit, along with being considered the platform with more influence for the renewal decisions and investment in aerospace and defence technologies of Latin America, turning into the showcase of the principal brands and a meeting point for executives with high decision power. Among the attendants bring out national and foreign professionals, enthusiasts and authorities from different sectors.

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