Bahrain Takes Flight

The biennial Bahrain International Airshow has built a reputation for offering a boutique alternative to some larger-scale events in the global aerospace calendar. Airliner World reviews some of the civil aviation highlights from an action-packed three days.

Visitors were treated to an eclectic mix of aircraft, from widebody passenger jets through to freight, business and military examples. ALL IMAGES FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL UNLESS STATED

HELD EVERY two years since 2010, the fifth incarnation of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) felt like an event that had finally found its feet.

Dignitaries and delegates from around the world gathered at Sakhir Air Base to showcase new products, drum-up business and enjoy the aeronautics on display.

Recording 70% growth in overall exhibitors and a 77% surge in participation from international companies since 2016, event organisers reportedly had to double the footprint of the exhibition area simply to meet demand.

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