Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) will showcase the Airport Modernization Program’s (AMP) latest developments in front of the global aerospace community at the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2018, which is the biggest to date.
BAC is a Gold Sponsor of the commercially-focused biennial airshow, which brings together leading civil and military aviation companies and senior government figures from around the world to conduct business and explore potential partnerships.
Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the supervision of BIAS Supreme Organizing Committee Chairman, His Highness Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, BIAS 2018 will take place from 14 to 16 November at Sakhir Air Base. It is being organized by the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal Bahraini Air Force, in association with Farnborough International.
This year’s BIAS marks a milestone for the AMP with a number of agreements for strategic projects and key concessions at the new Passenger Terminal Building set to be awarded during the event. Representatives from renowned local, regional, and international companies will sign the agreements alongside His Excellency the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Engineer Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohamed, and BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah.
This year’s BIAS Exhibition is the biggest in the event’s history. Exhibitor numbers are up 70 per cent from 2016 and the Exhibition Hall has doubled in size, spanning 9,000 square meters. In addition to its own pavilion, BAC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Hala Bahrain, and its joint venture with the National Oil and Gas Authority, BAC Jet Fuel Company, will each have separate stands to showcase their products and services to the aviation community.
BAC is also hosting the eagerly anticipated Airport Conference under the patronage of H.E. the Minister. Senior decision makers from leading regional airlines and airports will come together for an engaging panel discussion to explore the various issues shaping the region’s aviation sector. Titled ‘Into the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for Gulf Region Airports and Airlines’, it will be held on 15 November at the Farnborough International News Network Theatre in the BIAS Exhibition Hall.
Mr. Al Binfalah said: “The eyes of the global aerospace community will be firmly on the Kingdom during the fifth Bahrain International Airshow. The event attracts aviation leaders from around the world and provides an ideal platform for us to showcase Bahrain’s competitive advantages as a regional hub as well as the significant improvements being made to BIA’s infrastructure, facilities, and services through the Airport Modernization Program.”
“BAC is looking forward to networking with top international airlines and logistics companies during the airshow and exploring potential channels of cooperation that will bring us closer to our goals, which include developing new routes out of BIA, transforming air cargo into one of Bahrain’s primary industries, and increasing the aviation sector’s contribution to the national economy in line with Bahrain’s Vision 2030,” he added.