Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) is putting defence and security in the spotlight of its 2024 event, taking place 13-15 November.
The last two years has seen Bahrain reinforce relationships with global partners. In September 2023, Bahrain signed the Comprehensive Security Integration and Prosperity Agreement with the US in September last year, which will see enhanced cooperation across a wide range of areas, from defence and security to emerging technology, trade, and investment.
Organised by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the RBAF in association with Farnborough International, BIAS has been designed to reflect aerospace and defence industry demands, in addition to Bahrain’s exponential development, and will harness global expertise to provide crucial thought leadership and insight.
Marking the country’s drive to establish its position from a regional pioneer to a global contender as part of its 2030 economic vision, the airshow will be highlighting the increased demand for collaboration and innovation across the global defence and security sectors, as part of the conference programme, as well as the exhibition and flying display.
Offering one of the most internationally renowned aircraft displays on the airshow circuit, BIAS will also host an impressive static showcase and daily flying displays featuring the latest in both military jets and commercial aircraft. In previous years, the flying display has been filled with the world’s most renowned military aircraft and display teams, with showcases of RBAF Copra Zolo from Bell, Pakistani Air force JF-17, RSAF Typhoon, USAF F-16 demo team, Red Arrows, UAE Al Fursan, Mirage 2000 &F16, Saudi Hawks, and Boeing P-8 Poseidon flypast.
Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and under the supervision of His Highness Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty the King and the Chairman of BIAS’ Supreme Organising Committee, BIAS will be welcoming leaders across the aerospace and defence industries across 40 luxury chalets, 10,000sqm exhibition hall and 86,000sqm static aircraft display, including exhibitors such as Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce, Thales, Gulf Air, BAE System, Leonardo, DHL, Indra Spain, Otokar, Defence Technology Equipment and UAE Tawazan.
To bolster its reach across the global sector and further its relationships with businesses within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the BIAS organising committee is attending World Defence Show. Visit the team in Suite 55.
For more information about the Bahrain International Airshow 2024, please visit www.airshow.bh
About the Bahrain International Airshow
The Bahrain International Airshow, organised by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal Bahraini Airforce in association with Farnborough International, is hosted at Sakhir Air Base, Kingdom of Bahrain. BIAS 2022 will take place from 13-15 November 2024.
About Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications
Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) is the government body responsible for the development and regulation of the Kingdom’s transportation and telecommunications infrastructure and systems.
With the overarching objective of enhancing the quality of life and facilitating the movement of people and goods via land, sea, and air transport in line with the Economic Vision 2030, MTT is tasked with developing streamlined and sustainable transportation and telecommunications industries to support the Kingdom’s economic growth. To this end, MTT’s responsibilities include the development, regulation and streamlining of Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs, Ports and Maritime Affairs, Land Transport Affairs, and Bahrain Post, in addition to overseeing the development and regulation of the telecommunications industry.
About Farnborough International:
A champion of innovation, Farnborough International is the go-to destination and organisation for the pioneers of today and tomorrow.
Farnborough International runs some of the world’s most prestigious aerospace and business events, including the famous Farnborough International Airshow. Covering 20,000sqm of event space, the Exhibition and Conference Centre offers a multi-functional venue with flexible spaces and has been purpose-built for the hosting of large-scale events.
Served by strong national and international travel links, the venue can be reached in just 35 minutes by train from London Waterloo or by car from the M3. For those travelling by air, Heathrow is only 30 minutes away and Gatwick 50 minutes by car. Farnborough Airport, adjacent to the venue, is one of Europe’s leading business airports.