Gulf Air to sponsor major air show
Manama, May 5, 2009
Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced its sponsorship to a major air show set to be hosted in Bahrain early 2010.
The Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) 2010 will be held from January 21 to 23 at the Sakhir airfield, adjacent to the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).
The Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority had signed a memorandum of understanding last year with Farnborough International Limited – organisers of the well known Farnborough Air Show and similar airspace events across the globe.
The sponsorship agreement was signed between Gulf Air senior management and Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority in a ceremony held at civil aviation headquarters in the presence of officials from Farnborough International Limited.
“Gulf Air is proud to have become the official carrier of the event,” said Björn Näf, Gulf Air chief executive officer.
“As the national carrier of Bahrain it is but natural for us to involve in such an event that will not only add great value to the growing prominence of Bahrain in the international arena but also open up vast business opportunities for the aerospace industry,” he added.
“Bahrain is one of the few economies that has successfully managed the economic downturn and has become a preferred business destination for major global businesses because of the ‘business friendly’ government that has chartered out long-term development plan though its ‘Vision 2030’.
“I am sure the BIAS will be a landmark event in Bahrain,” concluded Näf.
Several multinational Companies have already signed up to the event that includes Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, TAG Aeronautics, Bell Helicopter Textron, Cessna and Bahrain Aerospace. – TradeArabia News Service
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