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Farnborough Signs Bahrain International Airshow Deal

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His Highness Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee for the Bahrain International Airshow and Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) signed an agreement on Wednesday to formalise their partnership to jointly organise the Bahrain International Airshow 2012 (BIAS) which will run 19 21 January 2012.

BIAS is is targeted at the aerospace industry, delivering access to high-level delegations, opportunities for on-the-spot customer demonstration flights and the demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles from Sakhir Airbase, the airshows purpose-built home.

Captain Abdulrahman Al Gaoud, Undersecretary for CAA and Vice Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee, was also present to sign a sponsorship agreement with Gulf Air as Official Carrier for the Airshow and a Memorandum of Understanding with Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) as Ground Handling service provider.

H.H. Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa said, Aside from Bahrains long and historic association with aviation, BIAS has continued to help forge even stronger links between Bahrain and a number of international aerospace organisations who, like so many other global businesses, see Bahrain as a natural gateway to the Gulfs trillion-dollar market. Bahrains own investment in aviation is growing rapidly; from aircraft to training and maintenance to airport infrastructure, the Kingdom continues to embrace the economic advantages of this rapidly growing sector and BIAS has a significant role to play in strengthening this focus.

The inaugural BIAS which took place in January of this year, attracted delegations from 25 countries with 94 aircraft on display and 40 participating companies. The show finished with deals worth around one billion dollars signed and visitor numbers of 30,000.

See also: HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2010

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