For the first time in its history, Kuwait hosted an airshow, part of the country’s ambitious goal to become a major player in the Middle East aviation industry. Stefan Goossens and Arnold ten Pas were there.
The Kuwait Aviation Show (KAS) took place at Kuwait International Airport, outside Kuwait City, from January 17 to 20. The new biennial event, marketed as an “aerospace gateway to the Gulf Cooperation Council”, was held in an aircraft hangar and adjacent static aircraft display area. The first two days were for trade visitors, while the last two were open to the public.