Bahrain airport

FCO 8/558 1967

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

  • Installation of arrester gear for military aircraft
  • Proposed extension of the runway, and considerations of cost, and civil and military necessity
  • Reorganisation of passenger handling arrangements
  • Bahrainisation of the organisation and personnel of the airport; and the recruitment and training of Bahraini recruits
  • Importance of developing the airport for the maintenance of goodwill and stability in Bahrain, and by extension the Gulf
  • Publishing the trading account for the airport
  • Preparations, briefing notes, agenda and records of the meeting of the Joint Governmental Standing Commission with Bahraini representatives in London
  • Continued importance of the airport to the RAF
  • Development of the terminal building to keep pace with rising civil aviation demand
  • Continued use of the airport during development work
  • Proposals for awarding the contract for the operation of the airport to Aeradio Technical Services Limited