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Bahrain International Airshow closed on over US$5bn worth of deals

Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee of the Bahrain International Airshow, His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, today declared the show a success with the final orders total confirmed at over US$5bn today. Held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and u...

Emirates Flight Training Academy participates for the first time in Bahrain International Airshow 2018

Emirates Flight Training Academy (EFTA) is participating in Bahrain International Airshow 2018 which kicked off today. This marks the first participation for the Academy at an air show outside Dubai, with their Very Light Jet (VLJ) Embraer Phenom 100EV on display for visitors. The Academy has an innovative approach to training with cadets first learning to fly the singl...

MENA Aerospace Announces Strategic Collaboration Agreement with ARMI

Partnership enhances MENA Aerospace’s position as one stop shop for growing needs of GCC aviation ecosystem ARMI participates with MENA Aerospace at BIAS 2018 on stand E06 MENA Aerospace, the GCC-owned entity based at Bahrain International Airport (BIA), and a provider of comprehensive quality niche aviation and aerospace services, is set to grow its already significant offerings in th...

Biggest ever Air Display at the Bahrain International Airshow

Reaffirming the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as a key strategic location in the Gulf, the aircraft on display at the upcoming  Bahrain International Airshow being held November 14-16 looks set to be one of the best in the Middle East featuring three fast-jet aerobatic teams. The Russian Knights will be joined by the UAE’s Al Fursan display team, and – making their debut...

Gulf Air Welcomes First Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, welcomed the airline’s first Airbus A320neo, which landed in Bahrain International Airport at approximately 1600 local time. Following its delivery from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France the aircraft will service a number of regional routes within the Gulf Air network. With Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Krešimir Kuč...

MENA Aerospace Strikes Major Deal with HAITEC

Partnership with FAA-certified German firm to provide MRO services from the Bahrain hangar.       MENA Aerospace, the wholly Bahrain-owned provider of comprehensive aviation and aerospace services, and partner of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), have announced a significant milestone in the company’s development, and for Bahrain’s aviation sector. Enterin...

US F-18 closes Bahrain Airport after "uncomfortable" landing

An American Navy F-18 crashed on the runway at Bahrain's Muharraq International Airport Saturday.   The fighter had taken off from USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier on duty in the Gulf and suffered an engine malfunction and diverted to Bahrain. Initially it has attempted to land at Sheikh Isa base but went on to the international airport where it touched down on the runway but cou...

Gulf Air Selects Dell for data protection

Gulf Air has selected Dell EMC's Data Domain and Data Protection Suite solutions for a highly scalable protection and availability foundation to support rapid data growth. The national airline of Bahrain says it will leverage the solution's backup and recovery capabilities to help meet its data accessibility requirements. Gulf Air says it expects its user-generated data to grow by 12 pe...

Gulf Air awards Rolls-Royce $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has awarded Rolls-Royce a $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines to power 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The contract also includes long-term TotalCare® service support. In addition, Gulf Air also has the option to purchase the same engine to power six further Boeing 787-9s. The aircraft all form part of Gulf Air’s recently an...

Gulf Air Reduces Losses by 88% in the Three Years

 Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has posted its 2015 financial and operational results, revealing a fall of almost BHD40 million in the airline’s annual losses from BHD62.7 million in 2014 to BHD24.1 million in 2015 – equivalent to a landmark 62% reduction. Commenting on the airline’s record 2015 annual results H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al...

Bahrain airport seeks niche away from major Gulf hubs

Bahrain International Airport sees its future in origin and destination traffic and not along the east and west transcontinental routes that Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi have built their hubs on. Once the region’s main airport, Bahrain has failed to keep up with the rapid growth of its Gulf neighbours, who are home to some of the world’s fastest-growing airlines. In 2015, Bahrain handl...

Russian Helicopters to debut at Bahrain International Airshow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will demonstrate its newest multipurpose helicopters during the 4th Bahrain International Airshow – 2016, which will be held January 21-23 at Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain. The holding company will not only showcase its products and capabilities in after-sales service for helicopters produced by Russian Helicopters but also will conduct...