Bahrain gears up for first Air Show

28.12.2009 Bahrain

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Bahrain is all geared up to host the country's first international air show, being held later next month. About 40 companies from various sectors of business, defence and commercial aviation will showcase their products at the show.


Work is close to completion for the inaugural Bahraitn International Air Show (BIAS), said organisers Farnborough International Limited (FIL).

The three-day event is being held in co-operation with the Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad at the Sakhir Airbase from January 21.

Preparations are right on track for the January 4 completion date, said an FIL Wpokeswoman. 'The construction of the main buildings is just about finished and we are mainly concentrating on the interiors at this stage', she said.

Invitations to take part in the event were issued towards the end of last year and the CAA and FIL have confirmed a steady flow of sales from across all sectors of aerospace industry.

Almost 40 companies from various sectors of business, defence and commercial aviation have signed up for the show, which is hoped will become a one-of-a-kind event in the aerospace calendar.

Comprising 40 chalets and no exhibitions halls, companies are offered tailor-made opportunities to network with highly important delegations and executives, said organisers.

A total of 50 business chalets, a media centre, a restaurant and a reception area comprise some of the new buildings on the Sakhir site.

Participants at BIAS 2010 include Airbus, BAE Systems, Blenheim Capital Partners, Boeing, Cessna, DHL, Gulf Air, Lockheed Martin and Rolls Royce among others.




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