Farnborough Air Show to commence on July 11th

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Farnborough: The biennial Farnborough Air Show which showcase the best and latest in the world of aviation takes place from 11th to 17th July 2016 in UK. The organisers are optimistic about its success surpassing the performance in FIA 2014. For the first time Austria, Brazil, Republic of Ireland and South Korea all have dedicated country pavilions in the Farnborough Air Show, bringing the international pavilions to 22.

The show has increased its exhibition space footprint in 2016 from previous years and is over 98% sold out. Chalet space is exceeding expectation and there will be some fantastic new looks for Embraer, GE and SAAB to name but a few. Lockheed Martin will unveil their new permanent structure and there will be strong presence from the F-35 team. General Dynamics also make a welcome return to the Show.China also has its first dedicated pavilion representing a 103% increase in footprint and a 98% increase in spend compared to the 2014 show. German participation has also doubled since 2014.

Other exciting new additions for 2016 include a special Boeing pavilion celebrating their centenary which falls on the Friday of the show.

New exhibitor for 2016, Volga-Dnepr will joining the show by demonstrating their cargo handling capabilities in a dedicated Cargo Village.

The Civil and Commercial delegations programmes are exceeding expectations with 26 representative groups already confirmed from key and emerging markets. The Military delegations programme will see a high level presence from over 45 countries.

Farnborough International Commercial Director, Amanda Stainer said: “Our latest stats highlight that 2016 Farnborough International Airshow will be another fantastic show. I am looking forward to welcoming our new participants and delegations both international and those from closer to home. The new look chalets and new country pavilions go further to prove that FIA16 is the meeting place for the aerospace industry both for the defence and commercial sectors.”

Amanda went on to say “As well as the F-35 joint fighter strike, we are expecting more aircraft to debut at Farnborough this year. In fact we have more aircraft exhibiting than in recent shows, reflecting an up-beat mood in the industry.”

“In 2016 due to demand we have also significantly grown our first time exhibiter space and have a new dedicated SME lounge. Our meet the buyer programme has also extended by a day, which has been very received”