The opening day of the Bahrain International Airshow left everyone on a high. With more than 140 companies represented and a packed static display apron, no wonder that the country’s Crown Prince was applauding the efforts when he formally opened the event.

Among the static highlights was the public debut of the first Bell AH-1Z Viper helicopter delivered to the Royal Bahraini Air Force. It is also the first delivery to a US Foreign Military Sales customer.

Engine maker Pratt & Whitney was celebrating with a $1.5billion deal for Royal Jordanian Airlines to power up to 30 new aircraft for the Levant’s leading carrier over the next five years.

There were MRO deals for Saudi’s SAEI; cargo carrier Texel enters new ground in a relationship with Sierra Nevada and Bahrain’s space agency shares its ambitions.

In an action-packed daily SHOW BUSINESS, you can read all the stories that were breaking at the show.

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