Business Aviation Soars at Farnborough International Airshow

The Farnborough International Airshow looks set to be the place for the business aviation sector and its supply chain to do business in 2018. One of the industry’s biggest players has already increased their commitment from 2016’s show and others look set to follow suit.

Bombardier is increasing its display area and has moved to a more prominent location within the biennial aviation showcase. Following Bombardier’s lead, other retained business aviation clients have been keen to secure their space for the 2018 show. The organisers, Farnborough International, have also seen a significant increase in new enquiries from exhibitors in the sector confirming FIA18 as a key date in the business aviation calendar.

Commercial Director, Amanda Stainer said: “We are delighted to see so many of our business aviation clients already confirming their space for 2018. The show is also attracting many new exhibitors in the sector and we will see a significant increase in exhibition space dedicated to the business aviation industry.

Farnborough has a long history of aviation debuts due to its unique flying display which enables exhibitors to demonstrate their aircraft capabilities in full. We are expecting to see more debuts in 2018 following those from Bombardier, HondaJet, Diamond Aircraft and Gulfstream at FIA16.”

Exhibition sales across all sectors for the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 are buoyant and the sales team have seen particular growth in both the MRO and Aircraft Interiors sectors, key to the success of business aviation.

The Farnborough International Airshow will see other exciting new features for the 2018 edition including on-floor seminar theatres in Halls 3 and 4 and an interactive product showcase, which promises a fully immersive experience for visitors.

As well as the very popular civil, military and commercial delegations programmes, the Meet the Buyer also returns for the 2018 Airshow. The dedicated cargo area is also set to vastly increase in size and will also have its own dedicated exhibition hall.  

2018 will also see the unveiling of the new permanent Hall 1 at Farnborough International, which will showcase exhibitors over seven days from the trade show into the popular public weekend. Currently under construction, this 20,000 sqm exciting new venue is a modern, flexible facility, fit for a multitude of events and conferences and will be completed next spring.

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