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BIAS is a commercially-focused biennial airshow that seeks to give aerospace businesses a personalised experience, offering access to high-level delegations within the aerospace community all within a dedicated arena.  Established in 2010, and held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamed bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the event is renowned for its world-class facilities providing an opportunity to meet with industry peers and customers and participate in the civil and military delegations programme.

Developed as an intimate gathering for senior industry players, BIAS is primarily a networking event that establishes a platform for businesses to meet with key industry players, and showcase their services and products to the international aviation community.

The fifth Bahrain International Airshow is being hosted at Sakhir Air Base, Kingdom of Bahrain, from 14-16 November 2018.

Welcome Message from Shaikh Abdulla

The Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) held in January 2016, was a tremendous success, not only for the Kingdom of Bahrain but also for the participating exhibitors, delegations and visitors. 

Spurred by the show’s growing  contribution to the regional aviation industry, the next Bahrain International Airshow in 2018 will change from its traditional slot in January to November to meet demands of the show’s participants. 

With His Majesty the King’s ongoing patronage, it is a privilege for me to be personally supporting the event once more and, alongside the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the Royal Bahraini Air Force, and in association with Farnborough International Ltd am pleased to announce that we are working on further enhancing our offering to the global aviation community by providing ever more business and networking opportunities at the 2018 show.  

Strong links have been  forged with a number of international aerospace organisations who, like so many other global businesses, see Bahrain as a natural gateway to the Middle East. Bahrain’s own investment in aviation is growing rapidly; from aircraft to training and maintenance to airport infrastructure, we continue to embrace the economic advantages of this rapidly growing industry. We hope that you will also consider leveraging the vast opportunities available in the Gulf region by being part of our Airshow.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to Bahrain in 2018.

HH Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Khalifa
Chairman of BIAS Supreme Organising Committee
Personal representative of His Majesty the King 

Vision and Mission

Vision and Mission

To be the Middle East and North African region’s leading airshow for value – added business for the international aviation community.  

To build upon the Kingdom of Bahrain’s historic position as a centre for innovation and excellence in the aviation industry, by hosting a unique airshow that reflects the values of our country; integrity, stability and enterprise.

Strategic Objectives

Strategic Objectives

  • To generate economic benefit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • To maintain the historic position of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a centre for innovation and Excellency in aviation industry and promote the Kingdom of Bahrain as such to the MENA region.
  • To provide a platform for our customers and exhibitors to network, buy, sell and display aircraft and related equipment.
  • To provide a safe and fun environment for the general public to enjoy activities, building a sense of national pride in this anchor aviation event

Participation Options

Brand Enhancement

Networking at BIAS

Our Sponsors & Partners

  • Batelco - Headline Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Gulf Air
  • https://www.huawei.com/en/?ic_medium=direct&ic_source=surlent
  • DHL - Official Logistics Partner
  • CrediMax - Official Acquirer of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Xerox
  • Bapco - Gold Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • ALBA - Gold Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Lockheed Martin - Gold Sponsor
  • BAE Systems Gold Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Bahrain Airport Company


  • NBB Silver Sponsor - Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Bahrain Duty Free - Silver Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Bell
  • GPIC
  • Al Salam Bank - Bronze Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Kuwait Finance House - Bronze Sponsor of Bahrain International Airshow 2018
  • Tamkeen

Official Media Partners

  • Arabian Aerospace, official media partner at BIAS18
  • IHS Jane's - Official Media Partner of Bahrain international Airshow 2018
  • SAP Media - Official Media Partner at BIAS18

Organised by

  • Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications
  • Royal air force
  • Farnborough International