The 5th Edition of the Bahrain International Airshow 2018 (BIAS), held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and under the supervision of His Highness Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King and Chairman of BIAS’ Supreme Organizing Committee, is set to welcome 10,000 students from schools across the Kingdom as part of a joint partnership between Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry (MTT) and Education Ministry (MoE).
Selected students of all ages from across public and private schools will be hosted at the public area of the event over two days m November 14-15. The students will be given the opportunity to enjoy the entertainment offerings, gain first-hand experience of what the aerospace industry is all about, and witness the spectacular air displays, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
“Community partnerships are a key focus area for the Ministry; we are keen on cooperating with various industry sectors and Ministries across the Kingdom guided by our strong belief that such partnerships are key to serving the community and developing local talent,” Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Transportation and Telecommunications Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of BIAS said.
“Our collaboration with the MoE comes in line with the efforts of the BIAS organizing committee, under the supervision and directives of HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty,” he added.
“The Bahrain International Air Show 2018 is the fastest growing in the Middle East and is an effective platform for negotiation and high-level meetings, as it brings together international business and senior government figures in the aviation industry from across the region in one location,” the Minister continued.
The Public Area at BIAS 2018 will provide an array of educational and entertainment activities and is set to include a Heritage Village, showcasing arts and crafts from the Kingdom and the region, as well as magic shows, flying simulators, and roaming performers in the likes of Iron man and Star Wars amongst other famous Disney characters. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the aerobatic display teams, including Italian team Frecce Tricolori and Emarati team Al Fursan.
For its part, Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) implemented on Tuesday a joint emergency field exercise in preparation for Bahrain International Airshow 2018 at Sakhir Airbase in addition to the roads leading to and from the military hospital.
The Ministry of Interior, National Guard, Civil Aviation Affairs and Bahrain Airport Company (BIA) participated in the exercise.
The exercise aims to coordinate and prepare with the various stakeholders to deal with any emergency event and evacuating the injured to military hospital, affirming the BDF keenness to conduct such exercises to raise the level of preparedness.