Over 98% of inside and outside exhibition space sold
The organisers having coped brilliantly. with a raft of difficult recent CAA restrictive directives ( known as CAP 403) surrounding the operation of airshows within the UK, and have now announced a series of new statistics indicating next month’s Farnborough International Airshow will truly exceed target and industry expectations.
The biennial showcase for the world of aviation takes place on 11t to 17 July 2016, and boasts a host of new features, plus an extended ground and static display area. An increase in international participation; including for the first time Austria, Brazil, Republic of Ireland and South Korea. They will all have dedicated country pavilions, bringing the total number of international pavilions to twenty two.
The Republic of China has its first dedicated pavilion, doubling its previous exhibition space. German participation has also doubled since 2014.
The show has increased its exhibition space footprint in 2016 from previous years, and the organisers confirm that just a few exhibition areas remain, they say its over 98% sold out. The Chalet lines will include new looks for Embraer, GE and SAAB, among many others.
Lockheed Martin will unveil their new permanent structure and there will be strong presence from the F-35 team performing with the RAF Red Arrows in a straight line flypast.
General Dynamics also make a return to Farnborough.
Other innovations for 2016 include a special Boeing pavilion celebrating their centenary which falls on the Friday of the show.
New Farnborough 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 will feature twenty six representative groups already confirmed from key and emerging markets. The Military delegations programme will see a high level presence from some 45 countries, and under the current political climate this could well increase.
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