Frequently Asked Questions

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How do visitors register for the Farnborough International Airshow?
Trade Passes are not yet available to purchase but you can register your interest in the show and we will contact you directly to let you know that passes are available and send you updates about the show.

What is the admission fees for Trade Days?
Advance Trade Pass costs will be confirmed in due course.

ADS members and exhibitors will have the opportunity to purchase Advance Trade Passes at a discounted rate - price to be confirmed in due course. 

On-day tickets are those bought via the website or at gate; costs will be confirmed in due course.

Trade passes can only be purchased via the FIA website or at the gate on the day that you visit. It is recommended that you register for your trade pass in advance of arriving at the show.  Please note that the Trade Pass is strictly non-transferable and valid for the registered visitor only.

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.

Public day tickets can be purchased later in 2017.

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]

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?
E-net login details will be sent out to those exhibitors with confirmed stand allocations in May 2017.

Exhibitors may send their enquiries to [email protected] for assistance.

I have questions about my participation in the show, who can I speak to?
In the first instance please refer our exhibition 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.

What time can I access the site on the first day of the show?
Access times have been reviewed for 2018. Times can be found within our Exhibition Regulations when published.

What are the build up and break down times?
Details regarding build up and breakdown times can be found within the Exhibition Regulations when published.

Can we park on site during build up?
Yes, please see section E of the exhibition regulations with details regarding access and admission when published.

What is the unloading process during build up?
Please see section E of the exhibition regulations with details regarding access and admission when published.

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 10% payment upon receipt of the application form, as the year progresses, the payment terms alter. For more information please read the Terms and Conditions on the website. 

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 the exhibition regulations when published

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 hand held 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?
All-important deadlines will be listed on E-net.

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.