in Events

PARIS AIRSHOW: Farnborough International launches 2018 show

Posted 21 June 2017 · Add Comment

Organisers of the Farnborough International Airshow detailed their plans for the forthcoming show which will take place from 16th – 22nd July 2018 at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.


Under its new brand, the long-standing aerospace trade event detailed some of the exciting new features planned for the 2018 show under the banner ‘The Future Starts Here’.  

As the meeting place for the aerospace industry, organisers have looked to develop the content of the show in line with key trends. As such the show is looking to attract exhibitors from more sectors including Aerospace 4.0 – the term coined to represent the growing digitisation of aerospace manufacturing. Furthermore, the show is also expected to see expanded presence in business aviation, space and cargo sectors alongside the more traditional sectors of commercial, defence, rotary and MRO.

Farnborough International commercial director, Amanda Stainer said: “With our new sector focuses, the show is looking really positive. Over 80% of space is already allocated with a number of exciting new exhibitors including CASIC (China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation) exhibiting for the first time in the Space Zone.” 

“International participation is also on the up and our incredibly successful Delegations Programme and other networking features such as Meet The Buyer set to return in 2018. We’re also expecting a number of aircraft debuts, so watch this space for further announcements.”

Farnborough International also unveiled a number of new developments for the show including an interactive product showcase in Hall 3, spotlight exhibitors and the launch of FINN – Farnborough International News Network - a video-led news channel that will produce daily highlights of the show. During the show, FINN Live will broadcast up-to-the minute news, interviews and commentary across the site-wide large screen network and under the title of FINN Sessions host a conference programme within two on-floor theatres in Hall 3 and 4.

The Innovation Zone will once again be demonstrating future technology. It is almost 50 years since Concorde had its first appearance at Farnborough and supersonic commercial aviation is back. FIL has confirmed the presence of Boom at FIA18. Boom Supersonic intends to surpass Concorde by building a faster and more economical 55-seat supersonic airliner. As well as exhibiting and giving a keynote speech, Boom will give the latest updates on their XB-1 supersonic demonstrator. 

Marketing and communications director, Andrew Pearcey said: “Farnborough’s reputation as a showcase for new and emerging innovation is what makes the show so successful and we continue to embody this ethos by introducing new sectors and developing content that will continue to make the show the meeting place for the industry.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Tiger wants the Russians to roar

Tiger Aviation Services (TAS) started its ground-handling services with just four staff in a small office at Cairo International Airport nearly three decades ago.

Bombardier sees increasing demand for pre-owned aircraft in Africa

At the African Aviation Finance conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft reflected on the development of the African Regional Aircraft market, stating that it was seeing a surge in demand in Africa for

Embraer Phenom to make impact with debuts at EBACE

Embraer will debut the Phenom 100EV business jet at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 29 to May 31.

Ethiopian marks African aviation history with 100th aircraft in active service

Ethiopian Airlines and SKYTRAX have announced that it will take delivery on June 5 2018 of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 787-900, making it the first African airline to operate a 100 aircraft fleet in the history of the continent.

Kenya turns to crop dusters to turbo charge its forces

Kenya’s requirement for new light attack/armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft has been dogged by controversy. Jon Lake attempts to unravel a complicated situation.

Air BP expands its network with six new locations in Africa

Air BP has collaborated with Vivo Energy to grow its network in Africa, adding six new locations: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Abidjan-Felix-Houphouet-Boigny International Airport, Nelson Mandela

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
GroundHandling BT2205130918AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219AAD2018 BT