The Dubai Airshow, held every two years, is renowned worldwide as one of the most significant and successful airshows in the industry. This prestigious event brings together the top players in the aerospace sector and offers a global platform to showcase their innovations. With its location near the Dubai World Central Airport, the Airshow attracts over 100,000 visitors and hosts more than 1,400 exhibitors from 95 different countries.

Not only is the Dubai Airshow a remarkable gathering of industry professionals, but it also acts as a catalyst for the aviation economy. Within just one week, billions of dollars worth of deals are signed, showcasing the immense impact it has on the aerospace sector.

In preparation for the 2023 Airshow, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), sought the expertise of Trane Rental for their temperature control needs. DWTC required large cold storage facilities, maintaining temperatures between -2°C and +5°C, to cater to numerous food outlets, satellite kitchens, and restaurants serving visitors and staff during the event.


The high ambient temperatures in Dubai present a unique challenge when it comes to storing and preserving food and beverages. To meet the critical temperature control requirements, Trane Rental collaborated closely with the venue and event organizers to assess the specific needs of the Dubai Airshow.

Taking into account the temperature requirements, size constraints, and power availability on-site, one of the key solutions we offered was the 20' C-STORE, a highly flexible unit with a temperature range of -40°C to +30°C. This versatile one-box solution provides precise temperature control, even in the challenging ambient conditions of Dubai. Moreover, it offers safeguarding against any potential outages, ensuring the preservation of product quality and increasing the usable box life. Six units were strategically distributed across various locations at the Airshow, providing convenient access to the food outlets, satellite kitchens, and restaurants.

What sets Trane Rental Services apart as a highly advantageous partner for our customer is our in-house Service team. This dedicated team enables us to manage emergency callouts swiftly and efficiently, without having to rely on third parties or sub-contractors. With Trane Rental, our customer can trust in our prompt response and expertise, ensuring the uninterrupted operation of their temperature control systems throughout the Dubai Airshow.


Trane Rental was the preferred choice for the Dubai Airshow project due to our exceptional unit quality and renowned customer service. We have a proven track record in providing solutions for large-scale events, and our extensive fleet enables us to offer robust, well-engineered, and technologically advanced rental units. Many of these units are either brand new or have been used only a few times, guaranteeing high performance and reliability.

With Trane Rental's tailored solutions, exceptional equipment, and unmatched customer service, the food outlets, satellite kitchens, and restaurants at the Dubai Airshow were able to operate smoothly and successfully serve the visitors and staff. To ensure uninterrupted service throughout the entire 10-day rental period, Trane Rental technicians were on standby, ready to address any emergency breakdowns promptly. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and our ability to deliver outstanding service further solidified our reputation.

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Project highlights

Location: United Arab Emirates

Market application: Events

Customer need: Cold storage solutions for maintaining temperatures between -2°C and +5°C, to cater to numerous food outlets, satellite kitchens, and restaurants serv

Products installed: 6 x 20' C-STORE cold storage containers

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Product name: C-STORE 20/40HC

At a glance:

  • Highly flexible solution for any temperature set-point: choose temperatures between +45°C and -40°C in ambient conditions up to +50°C
  • Advanced temperature management control system for extremely precise temperature control over the whole operating range (-40°C to +45°C): +/- 0.25°C in chilled mode and +/- 1°C in frozen mode.
  • Fast pull-down: Superior cooling capacity allows to reach specific set-points faster and increase the storage life of your shipments
  • Available in sizes 20 ft or 40HC

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