During his visit to Bahrain, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has paid a visit to the 3rd edition of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), which took place this past week (16-18 January).
During his tour of the show, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the latest technologies in the field of air transport and military aviation industry, in addition to airport equipments and other services.
The Vice President expressed his satisfaction at the immense participation and huge turnout by the countries and specialized companies in the field of civil and military aviation.
He added that the airshow has become a global market in the region, which saves time and effort for the region's countries to strike defense deals through this show and other specialized airshows, hosted by a number of countries in the region, especially the Dubai International Airshow.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, H.H Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Lt. General Musbeh bin Rashid Al Fattan, Director of the Office of His Highness the Vice-President, Mohammed Juma Al Naboodah, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director of Dubai Protocol Department, Sheikhs, and a number of Bahraini officials.
The airshow attracted more than 100 government departments and international companies, including Emirates Airlines and Al Fursan (The Knights), the UAE Aerobatic Display Team, which showed aerobatic displays on all three days of the show.