Exhibiting Your Aircraft at Farnborough
Naturally, we wouldn’t be the Farnborough Airshow without the aircraft. They are ultimately the stars of the show. Since we opened our doors in 1948, it has been the technological advancements in aviation that have been celebrated with the roar of the jet engine providing the fanfare.
In 1948, the show had 187 exhibiting companies with 70 aircraft on display. In 2016, this has swelled to over 1500 exhibitors and over 100 aircraft taking pride of place along the runway. Highly visible and always popular with visitors, exhibiting your aircraft is the perfect way to promote your business whether a tier 1 manufacturer, a supplier of component parts or aircraft operator. Aircraft making their Farnborough debut in 2016 included the F35 Lightning II, Bombardier C Series, Antanov AN-178, Hondajet, Diamond Dart-450 and Gulfstream G500 to name just a few.
Looking forward to 2018, Mitsubishi Aircraft’s MRJ will be making its first appearance at the show and HeliOps will be showcasing one of its Sea King Mk5 aircraft (XV666 or Damian) which were formally used by for Royal Navy search and rescue. We are also witnessing quite a lot of interest from UAV manufacturers and are working with the CAA regarding these aircraft flying at the show.
If you are considering displaying an aircraft at FIA18, our dedicated flight operations team will manage all aspects of your aircraft participation from weather forecasts and immigration and customs to aircraft detailing, GPU, and ground handling.
Over the past few shows, space for exhibiting aircraft has been in high demand and it is recommended that applications are submitted at the earliest opportunity to secure your desired location. This is particularly important if you require an exhibition structure erected next to your aircraft.
At the close of the trade week, the Farnborough International Airshow opens its doors to the general public with more aircraft brought in to entertain the crowds. If CSR and public engagement are on your agenda, keeping your aircraft at the show for the full seven days is also a great way to achieve this.
Contact the Flight Operations Team to learn more about exhibiting an aircraft at FIA18.