UK partnership wins EUR20 million Bahrain Airshow contract

Bahrain - ArenaLea, a partnership formed by UK-based companies Arena Group and Lea International, has won the €20 million (US$27.7 million) contract for the construction of the buildings and interiors for the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow.

The biennial show will be organised through a partnership between Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain and Farnborough International, the organiser behind the Farnborough International Airshow.

The contract covers the 2010, 2012 and 2014 events, with the first taking place on 21-23 January 2010 at Sakhir Airbase, in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Captain Abdul Rahman Al Gaoud, undersecretary for BCAA and executive chairman of the organising committee, says the show has been carefully designed to tackle current aerospace industry requirements and views. “We have listened to what the industry really wants and expects from an aerospace event and we very much look forward to welcoming visitors to the Airshow in Bahrain in 2010.”