BAE Systems signs as BIAS 2018 Gold Sponsor

Manama, The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has announced BAE Systems as a Gold Sponsor for the Bahrain International Airshow 2018 (BIAS) being held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, on November 14-16 at the Sakhir Air Base.

The agreement, which was signed in July at the Farnborough International Airshow held in the UK, makes this the fifth consecutive show in which BAE Systems has shown its support to BIAS, as the leading defence and security company was one of the first companies to participate in the show when it was launched in 2010.

BAE Systems has participated at the Bahrain International Airshow since its inception reflecting the organisation's strong presence in the Middle East and value of Bahrain as a strategic business hub.

In 2016, as part of the 200 year anniversary of Bahrain-British relations, BAE Systems, in conjunction with RAF Museum, created a special heritage display which included a replica of a WWII Supermarine Spitfire which was assembled by Bahraini students. This took centre stage outside the exhibition hall alongside a full scale replica of the Eurofighter Typhoon.

For the 2018 show, BAE Systems will be showcasing its broad aerospace expertise, including exhibiting the Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft and the Eurofighter Typhoon, in addition to the company's comprehensive air crew and ground crew training services.

The stand will also be feature a Commander SL Air Defence Radar and a Hawk flight simulator. An RAF Typhoon is also confirmed to fly a display each day during the show.

I am very proud to welcome BAE Systems back to Bahrain for BIAS 2018, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed said.

As one of our most valued long-standing partners for the show, I am confident that their participation will yet again add value to our show's offering. Their continued participation in and support for the show since its beginning is testament to the business success that the show enjoys and I thank them for being part of that success.

Alan Garwood, Group Business Development Director, BAE Systems, said they were pleased to once again be a sponsor of the Bahrain International Airshow, continuing our long-standing relationship with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The UK also has a long history with Bahrain and we are proud to support that association by participating at this year's event as a gold sponsor, he said.

Source: Bahrain News Agency