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Second Persian Gulf Aviation Exhibition ends

Kish, Jan 21, IRNA -- The second 'International Aviation Exhibition' renamed 'Persian Gulf Aviation Exhibition' which opened in the southern Iranian island of Kish on January 18 ended Friday.

One of the officials of the exhibition, Bijan Bankdar, lauded the exhibition as a success, saying it led to the signing of several contracts establishing relations between consumers and producers in the field of technology.

Under an agreement signed between a Dutch company and an Iranian private sector company, the Dutch company has agreed to construct 25 Fokker planes for the Iranian company by 2007.

Iranian authorities also signed a 40-million-dollar contract for the renovation of government helicopters, the official added.

He said that 80 percent of the services and products exhibited were accounted for by the aviation industry of Iran.

Some 100 domestic and foreign companies participated with a display of their latest products and innovations in the field of aviation, including planes and helicopters.

Companies from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, England, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates set up pavilions in the exhibition.

The number of Iranian companies participating in this year's exhibition surged by 46 percent compared to last year's figure as did the number of foreign companies, which registered an 86 percent rise compared to the number which participated last year.

The aviation exhibition was held in a covered 28,000-square-meter area and in a 100,000-square-meter open space.

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