Bahrain Airport Company hosts major aviation body committee meeting in Bahrain for the first time

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), hosted the 10th Airport Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Economic Committee meeting of 2019, which took place in Bahrain for the first time. This marks a widening of BAC’s involvement in ACI, a globally reputed aviation body that represents the world’s airports and their collective interests.

In attendance were BAC Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah and BAC Vice President of Strategy Implementation & Business Improvement, Leena Faraj, who serves on the committee. During the meeting, the committee reviewed Asia-Pacific Accreditation Cooperation studies, member presentations, policy and regulatory developments in the region, ACI World initiatives, and membership renewals, among other key topics.

Mr Al Binfalah said “Hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Committee’s first meeting in Bahrain is an important milestone for BAC, which showcases the Kingdom’s reputation as an important aviation hub in the region. The committee members are experts in their fields and provided valuable insight into the latest challenges and opportunities shaping the region’s aviation sector. We look forward to hosting other ACI events in the Kingdom in the near future.”

ACI counts many BAC team members among its ranks, including Mr Al Binfalah, who is a director on the Asia-Pacific Regional Board, Vice President of Information & Communication Technology, Najwa Abdul Rahim who serves on the World Airport IT Standing Committee, Vice President of Human Resources Hind Mahmood who serves as Second Vice Chair on the Regional Human Resources Committee, Director of Airside Operations Fuad Farooq, who serves on the Regional Operational Safety Committee and Trainee Tahleeq - Development & Technical, Dana Ahmed who serves on the Regional Environment Committee.

ACI works closely with prominent aviation organisations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to develop standards, policies, and recommended practices.

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