Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition



From 6 – 11 December 2005 in Langkawi, Kedah


LIMA is back, bigger and better than ever! This premier showcase held every two years is a gathering of exhibitors from around the world to display the finest in aviation equipment and facilities. It’s the regions biggest exhibition showcasing the latest and state-of-the-art equipment and technology in the aerospace, air defence and civil aviation industries. Join over 500 exhibitors from 30 nations at LIMA ’05 on the beautiful island of Langkawi, Kedah.The LIMA ’05 Air Show, is a unique biennial event. The Air Show is region’s premier showcase of technology in the aerospace, air defence and civil aviation industries.

This event is the place for companies of the growing defence markets of the Asia-Pacific region.LIMA 05 is one of the most important regional aerospace and shows in the Asia-Pacific region. Malaysia is proud to present the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) bringing together the latest technology and products from the aerospace industries.

LIMA is now established as one of the major airshow in the world. As a biennial event, the next series will be held in Langkawi Island, Malaysia from the 6th December – 11th December 2005.

LIMA series of exhibition has proven to be an excellent platform for aerospace manufacturers and related industries to display and promote the latest aerospace technology to Senior Government officials, both civil and military and leaders of industries from Malaysia as well as the Asia Pacific region. A unique showcase for both the aerospace and maritime industries in the fast-expanding Asian commercial aviation, airport and defence markets.

When began in 1991 with the aim of making Langkawi as the venue for light and experimental aircraft to fly unhampered by heavy traffic modeled after Oshkosh in USA, LIMA is now on the world’s airshow calendar where major players cannot afford to miss. Unlike anywhere in the world a four-hour flying display is held daily throughout the show and is a definite crowd puller.

Almost at every LIMA business deals were clinched as well as memorandum of understanding was signed. The LIMA 03 exhibition for example generated business totaling RM2.182 billion (USA 575 million) through 30 contracts, letter of offer and acceptance or intent and memorandum of understanding.

Among the product involved were the purchased of a computer based trainer for the Royal Malaysia Air Force, Augusta Westland A109 helicopter and Super Lynx helicopter. Lima 03 also saw the first participation by the Malaysian Government’s Space division at the event. The agency’s participation is expected to continue in the coming events.

Accessibility
Langkawi, Kedah can be reached by road, rail and sea.

The North-South Expressway transverse the State of Kedah, thus enabling just a 5 hour ride from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and then by ferry to Langkawi.

The national railroad track also passes through the state with various stops along the way.

Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier fly several times a day from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Langkawi. There’s also weekly direct flight from Osaka, Japan to Langkawi.

High speed ferries operate from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi throughout the day. There’s also regular ferry services from Penang as well as Satun, Southern Thailand.

Travellers have a wide range of transportation to choose from. Comfortable air-conditioned express coaches and long distance taxis are readily available thus providing easy connection throughout the countries.

By Haizan

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