Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the show opening times?

Trade Day:

Monday 16 July

1000 hrs - 1600 hrs

Flying Display*

1330 hrs - 1600 hrs

Trade Days:

Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 July incl.

0930 hrs - 1730 hrs

Flying Display*

1415 hrs - 1645 hrs

Futures Day/FAB Friday:

Friday 20th July

0930 hrs – 1730 hrs

Flying Display

1330 hrs – 1700 hrs

Business Aircraft Park (BAP):

Monday 16 July

1000 hrs - 1600 hrs

Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 18 July

0930 hrs - 1730 hrs

Public Days:

Saturday 21- Sunday 22 July

0900 hrs - 1800 hrs

Flying Display*

1230 hrs - 1730 hrs

* Please note that the Organiser reserves the right to alter or cancel the aerobatic flying displays for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to; bad weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances.

What catering facilities are available on site?

There will be a selection of food and beverage options throughout the show site as well as The Skyview Restaurant, providing a more formal setting for exhibitors, visitors and their guests.

Please see our Food & Drink section on our website https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/trade/plan-your-visit/facilities/food-drink/ for more information.

What is the admission fees for Trade Days?

Print at Home Trade Passes are priced at £32.00 plus £6.40 VAT.

ADS members have the opportunity to purchase Advance Trade Passes using a 25% discount.  Please email [email protected] for more information.

Trade passes can be purchased on the gate.  However, doing this could result in delaying your entry to the show and therefore we strongly recommend that you register for your trade pass in advance of arriving at the show.  Please note that Trade Passes are strictly non-transferable and valid for the registered visitor only.

Is there parking for Trade Visitors?

If you are travelling to the show by car, free parking is available and depending on your direction of travel you will be directed to the nearest car park by our traffic marshals.


Please follow the yellow AA signs with the blue P.

A free shuttle bus will then take you to the show site.

Can trade visitors also visit the show on the Public Days?
The Trade Visitor Pass is valid only for the trade days from 16 to 20 July 2018. Visitors will need to purchase Public Day tickets separately should they wish to visit the show on the Public Days over the weekend on 21 and 22 July 2018.

Is there a contact for registration enquiries? 
Yes, visitors may send their enquiries to [email protected]

Who can visitors contact if they did not receive a confirmation email after registering online?
Visitors may send their enquiries to [email protected]

Are children allowed into the event?

Due to the nature of the event children are not allowed into the Airhsow during trade week, however on the Friday we open our doors to a limited number of the general public. Friday is also classed as Futures Day where groups of young people can gain access to a range of activities and talk from various companies, universities and associations involved in the aerospace industry.  For more information please visit our website at https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/trade/exhibiting/show-features/futures/.

I would like to enquire about exhibiting at FIA2018, who can I contact?
In the first instance, please complete our enquiry form here and a member of our sales team will contact you in due course.

When will I receive my e-net login and stand location confirmed?

Stand locations can be found under your account information on E-net.

If you have not received your E-net login details please email [email protected].

I have questions about my participation in the show, who can I speak to?
We have created the following video to help you get the most of exhibiting at the show. Please also refer to your exhibitor regulations.  

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Exhibitor Regulations 

If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact: [email protected]

What is the location of my stand?
Halls plans and site plans can be found here.

I haven’t received my E-net login details, what do I do?
Please contact a member of the Sales Team on +44 (0) 1252 532800 or [email protected]

How do I register my passes?
Passes must be registered through E-net.

Please see our step-by-step videos for more information on registering your passes:

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What time can I access the site on the first day of the show?
Exhibitors will have access to site from 06:00 each day.  Further details about site access can be found on page 102 section E4 of the Exhibitor regulations.  Exhibitor Regulations 

What are the build-up and break down times?

What are the build-up and break-down times?

Details regarding build-up and breakdown times can be found on pages 16-17 of the Exhibition Regulations. Exhibitor Regulations  

A brief overview is below:


Chalet Interiors:

Monday 11 June - Friday 13 July incl.

0700 hrs - 1900 hrs

Self-Build Stand Interiors and Installation of Exhibits:

Monday 02 July - Friday 13 July incl.

0700 hrs - 1900 hrs

Shell Scheme Interiors and Installation of Exhibits:

Monday 09 July - Friday 13 July incl.

0700 hrs - 1900 hrs

Aircraft Arrival and Flight Display Validation:

Monday 09 July - Friday 13 July incl.

see Aircraft Regulations

All works to be completed by:

*Friday 13 July

1900 hrs


Removal of exhibits, fittings, and aircraft:

Monday 23 July - Friday 27 July incl.

0700 hrs - 1900 hrs

Shell Scheme Exhibitors:

Monday 23 July

0700 hrs - 1900 hrs

Site closes:

Friday 27 July

1900 hrs

Can we park on site during build up?
Yes, please see section E3 (page 97) of the Exhibitor Regulations with details regarding access and admission.

What is the unloading process during build up?
Please see section E3 (page 96-98) of the Exhibitor Regulations with details regarding access and admission

Where can I park during the show?

Full details of parking during the show can be found in the Exhibitor Regulations under section E6 (pages 109-112)

Do we have to man our stand during the public weekend/ will the halls be open?
Hall 1 exhibitors are expected to man their stands throughout the weekend and Hall 1 will be open to the public.  Halls 2, 3 and 4 will be closed and therefore those exhibiting in those halls will not need to man their stands.

Do we have to use the furniture included in the premium shell scheme package or can we swap and change this?
Once you have bought the premium shell scheme package you can speak to GES who are the official contractors for the build and supply of the stand. They will be able to swap and change furniture as long as the cost is not over the amount paid for the package.

What is the deadline for booking stand space at FIA18?
There is not a deadline, however, to ensure that you get the right location for your business please ensure you contact the Sales Team ASAP.

What is the payment required and terms for booking at this stage of the show?
At this stage of the show cycle we require 100% payment upon receipt of the application form. For more information please read the Terms and Conditions on the website. 

Stage 1: 10% deposit until 31st June 2017

Stage 2: 40% payment until the 8th January 2018

Stage 3: 100% payment after the 8th January 2018

Where do we buy welcome reception tickets from?
These can be purchased through your E-net account or on the application form when booking your stand.

Can we use our own air conditioning contractors?
No, please see the exhibition regulations (pages 60-61) with regard to our Official Contractors and Air Conditioning Regulations

Who are the official service providers/ contractors for FIA and where can I find their information?
Please click here for a list of the official service providers and their contact details.

What is the build height for my stand?
The build height for shell scheme stands is 2.4 metres and 3 metres in some locations for self-build perimeter. The build height for self-build islands is 4.2 metres. Please consult the Sales Team if you have any doubt.

What items can I remove when the show closes for business on Friday 20th July?
Only handheld items can be removed from the show on close of business, a form will need to be completed and returned to our Operations team. This will be available on E-net.

What are the important deadlines?

You will be able to find all the important deadlines via your E-net Account.

Key Action Dates are also listed in the Exhibitor Regulations in the Introduction section.

Please also see our step-by-step videos to help with your plans for the Airshow

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How do contractors receive their own login details for E-net?
You will need to register your official contractor through E-net, they will then receive their own login details.

What level of insurance is required for the show?
The insurance cover will need to be at the value of £5million.

How do Media register for a Media Pass?

Media will have to submit their media accreditation application through the Farnborough International Airshow website when live. Please note that all accreditation applications are subject to approval. For more information, please click here

The Farnborough International Airshow blog page is packed with interesting news and articles and can be viewed here.

Exhibitor press releases will be available to view at a later date. 

When are the Aerobatic Flying Displays?
A flying display programme will be published for each day at the show and will be available at information points through the show site and via the website.

The flying display usually takes place between 2pm and 5pm on trade days and 12.30pm and 5pm during the public weekend.  Please note that the Organiser reserves the right to alter or cancel the aerobatic flying displays for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to; bad weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances.

Where is the best location to view the Flying Displays?
The best location to view the Flying Displays is in the open areas in front of the chalet rows or from the chalets themselves.

Media can photograph the flying display from the media centre balcony or the broadcast platform.

Will the Airshow site be very noisy during the flying displays?
Yes, the Airshow site will be very noisy during the flying displays. We advise that any meetings and events are not held during the flying display.

Where is the Static Aircraft Display located?
The Static Aircraft Display Area is situated along the run-way.  Please refer to our site map for further details.

What aircraft are on display?
The aircraft listing will be published in 2018. Please check back for then for aircraft listings.

What facilities are there for disabled visitors?

Disabled facilities include:

  • Complimentary carer pass for those accompanying a disabled Trade Visitor.
  • Disabled car parking
  • Disabled toilets across the show site
  • Show mobility
  • Medical assistance if required from the onsite Medical Centre

Whilst we do not allow animals on site at FIA, guide dogs or assistance dogs are permitted.