The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, in cooperation with Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has successfully signed a letter of award with SETEC for the development of the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) zone which includes a new MRO hangar, main stores, new aircraft parking, aprons, new taxiway, airfield pavement, engine run-up area, Airfield ground lighting (AGL) lighting, and the associated infrastructure. The new MRO facilities and associated infrastructure will satisfy the airlines’ growth demands and will provide better services. The project and resulting 3rd party developments will also bring about more improvements for BIA in terms of revenue generation will provide additional manpower development and utilization for Bahrain.
The project is expected to be completed by mid -2018, resulting in an increase in aircraft stands and proportion of flights disembarking directly into the new passenger terminal building. The scope of the project is to provide better maintenance facilities for Airlines operating at BIA by providing improved facilities and advanced features and equipment. The project will also improve aircraft ground movement through the modification of the existing taxiway and providing an additional new taxiway link to the northern area of the runway.