The fifth Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS 2018), which will be held from November 14th to 16th , is set to be the biggest and most successful yet, a report said.
Although one of the Middle East’s youngest shows, in just eight years BIAS has seen major expansion making it the fastest-growing show in the region:
- Exhibitor numbers for 2018 are up by 70% compared with the previous show
The Exhibition Hall has doubled in size
- Some of the largest regional companies in the sector are all set to participate, with the largest ever participation from Saudi Arabia and UAE
- Eleven out of the world’s top 15 aerospace companies are participating
- More than 110 aircraft flying and on static display
The Bahrain Airshow always delivers one of the most exciting and varied air displays on the circuit. From fast jets through to the very latest in business and civil aviation; the sky above the Sakhir Airbase will be a focus for one of the world’s best aviation showcases, and this year it is expected to host some first time flying teams and aircraft that will make the lineup this year even more impressive.
On November 13, the Royal Bahraini Air Force hosts the second Manana Air Power Symposium, bringing together air force chiefs and leading experts from across the region to address emerging issues.
This conference continues a theme started in 2016 when the show served as the backdrop to around $1.1 billion in contracts being signed as part of the kingdom’s Airport Modernization Programme which aims at significantly upgrading Bahrain International Airport’s infrastructure and services.
A Women in Aviation conference on the third day of the show will serve as a valuable forum for women across the industry to discuss seizing opportunities for career development in the aviation field.
The BIAS FINN Sessions are a free-to-attend programme of conferences located in a theatre in the heart of the exhibition hall.
Space is a major focus for BIAS 2018, a dedicated exhibition has attracted a number of space research centres and organisations including the UAE Space Agency, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), Roscosmos and Information Satellite Systems. This presents a valuable knowledge-sharing opportunity particularly for the Bahrain Space Team who will be presenting their latest work on nanosatellite technology.
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