Bahrain airport

FCO 8/557 1967

This file concerns Bahrain International Airport at Muharraq. It contains correspondence and memoranda concerning:

  • Report on the condition of the airport by T E Rutt
  • Assumption of greater control over civil aviation by the Bahraini government
  • Proposals for the formation of a UK-Bahrain joint Government commission concerning civil aviation
  • Proposals for the extension of the runway and development of the terminal building
  • Dispute between BP and the Bahrain Petroleum Company concerning the supply of jet fuel at airport and the supply of fuel to the RAF in Bahrain
  • Accounting problems and the Bahrain Government's adherence to an undertaking to contribute an annual sum not exceeding £150,000 towards any deficit incurred by HMG in the running of the airport
  • Vehicle markings on vehicles used by International Aeradio Limited (IAL), which operates the airport
  • Appointment of L E Hicks as Civil Airport Commandant
  • Proposed installation of rotary arrester gear for military aircraft at the airport