Farnborough International Limited (FIL), has confirmed that it will introduce a dedicated General Aviation (GA) Park as part of the new look Farnborough Airshow. The GA Park will showcase the latest in private and recreational flying and hopes to attract all the leading aircraft and helicopter manufacturers and distributors in the category.
Comprising a dedicated arena with marquee structures for each stand, exhibitors will have the opportunity to participate in the consumer event taking place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July or for a full seven days incorporating the five-day Farnborough International Airshow trade event.
Speaking about the announcement at the Paris Airshow, FIL Director heading-up the public airshow development, Trevor Barratt, said, “The GA Park will bridge the gap between the public and trade event; it will allow even more manufacturers and distributors to attend the world-class exhibition and showcase their products and it will introduce a new consumer audience to the show.”
FIL CEO, Shaun Ormrod further added, “As organisers of a major aviation expo, we want to put our expertise into putting on a great public event that stands apart from other airshows. The Farnborough Airshow brand is strong and we are confident the introduction of GA and other new features will attract a broader audience.”
The GA Park is just one element of Farnborough Airshow’s public weekend. The new look show will form a stand-alone consumer event with its own branding and deliver an even wider offering to visitors. As well as the 5 ½ hour flying spectacular, static aircraft display and other family attractions, plans for the event include a motor vehicle exhibition, high-end retail facilities, more interaction, enhanced grandstand seating from which to enjoy the air displays, advanced visitor packages, and a broader selection of food and beverage outlets.
Airshow Organisers, Farnborough International Ltd (FIL) today confirmed that combined sales of exhibition and chalet space for the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 have reached unprecedented levels with around 40% of total space already sold. To date, 38% of its shell schemes stands, 35% of its self-build stand space and a massive 56% of outdoor space have been booked for the show which will take place between 14-25 July 2014.
Just 7 months since the close of the 2012 event, the impressive sales are due to many companies taking advantage of the organiser’s ‘Early Bird’ deal offering exhibitors a saving of 4% on the advertised rates. While the offer has provided a great incentive to book early, with the closing date not untill the end of June, the volume of repeat customers is exceptional.
Hosted biennially, the next Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) has long been considered one of the world’s leading aerospace events and core to many aerospace companies’ sales and marketing strategy. The 2012 event saw over 1500 exhibitors attend from 39 countries, 153 aircraft taking parting in both static and flying displays and orders and commitments to the tune of US$72billion. With over 100,000 visitors attending across the five trade days, of which 53% don’t attend any other airshow, FIA has consistently proved itself to be a must-attend core industry event.
Speaking about the positive sales, FIL Commercial Director, Amanda Stainer said, “While orders and commitments may have totalled US$72billion at FIA2012, the true value far exceeds this as it moves across the supply chain. The early commitment from our exhibitors further reflects the show’s value. The early booking offer is open until 28th June ’13 so there is still plenty of time for companies who have not yet booked to take advantage of this incentive.”
FIL Chief Executive, Shaun Ormrod, further added, “As we move forward into the planning phase for the 2014, we will continue to invest in the show to create an event that our exhibitors and visitors benefit – a larger Space zone, improved security and unmanned systems feature areas, and a focus on new business sectors not featured at FIA before. We are looking forward to developing our ideas over the coming months.”
The early booking discount for FIA2014 runs until 28th June 2013. The FIL team will be present at the Australian International Airshow from 26 Feb – 1Mar and will be available to discuss requirements for FIA2014 or visit http://www.farnborough.com
AIRSHOW NEWS: The Russians are coming to Farnborough
Airshow organisers Farnborough International Ltd are pleased to confirm that two of the Russian Knights’ Su-27s will be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow. With just three weeks to go until the public weekend, this news is a great addition to an amazing five hour flying spectacular taking place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2012.
The Aircraft will be on display for the full seven days of the show, one will be on static display while the other will be displaying its awesome capabilities in the sky. Their only appearance in the UK this year, this is a rare opportunity to see this amazing fighter aircraft built by Sukhoi.
Entertainment is high on the agenda at the Farnborough Airshow with aerobatic display teams aplenty. The Breitling Jet Team, The Blades, RedHawks, Breitling Wingwalkers and of course the RAF Red Arrows will fly over the skies of Farnborough aerodrome performing stunts and tricks with speed and precision that visitors always enjoy. The solo displays will also be enhanced by the first appearance of a South Korean Air Force T-50 jet trainer in the colours of the Black Eagles display team and the exciting unlimited aerobatics of Mark Jefferies.
For the enthusiasts there are a whole host of military aircraft flying and on static display including the Boeing F/A18 Super Hornet, the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130J Super Hercules and the Yak-130. During the weekend, military greats from the Battle of Britain Memorial flight and Avro Vulcan XH558 will also be flying.
Visitors will also be among the first to witness the future of space travel with Virgin Galactic who will be presenting a full-scale model of SpaceShipTwo at the Farnborough Airshow. The world’s first ‘spaceline’, it will be able to offer passengers the opportunity to experience sub-orbital travel.
AIRSHOW NEWS: Farnborough International confirms solo Su-27 display from the Russian Knights
Farnborough International Ltd can confirm that two of the Russian Knight’s Su-27s will be displaying at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012. Their only visit to the UK this year, one aircraft will be on static display and the other will take part in the daily flying display on all seven days of the show.
Tickets for the public days of the 49th Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) are now on sale. Marking the start of an unprecedented calendar of summer events in the UK, the show promises not to disappoint. During the public weekend – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July – the Aerodrome will be buzzing with aviation delights both in the air and on the ground, as well as a whole host of other attractions.
Farnborough International Ltd (FIL), organiser of the Farnborough International Airshow, has confirmed that the cost for a public day ticket will be just £35.00 when booked in advance and £41.00 on the day. Furthermore, entry for children remains free of charge, as do the majority of on-site attractions making for an excellent, value-for-money day out.
The highlight of the airshow will be the 5-hour flying spectacular which will include aerobatic displays from the Red Arrows, the Breitling Jet Team and The Blades, as well as demonstrations from a variety of commercial and military aircraft, both modern and historic. Additional flying entertainment also comes from the Breitling Wing Walkers – the world’s only formation wing walking team. Other highlights of the Airshow not to be missed include the Innovation Zone, the Space Zone and, for the first time in the UK, Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson’s vision for commercial space travel.
In this Jubilee year, the organisers have also taken the unprecedented decision to offer a limited number of tickets to the public on the Friday of show week – ‘Jubilee Day’. Traditionally only open to the trade audience, these tickets will allow visitors to view the Exhibitions halls before they close for the public weekend. Jubilee Day Passes are available to purchase online via the website http://www.farnborough.com.
Commenting on the show, Shaun Ormrod, CEO said: “In this Olympic and Jubilee year, the Farnborough International Airshow will kick off a whole host of summer events. We have maintained our Kids Go Free policy and have some great attractions coming to the show. Watch this space for further announcements.”
Tickets for the Farnborough International Airshow can be purchased through the official agent See Tickets, either through the http://www.farnborough.com or http://www.seetickets.com websites and via the advance tickets hotline on 0844 858 6752. As well as standard entry, visitors will be able to purchase additional packages/options to enhance their Airshow experience. For an additional £14.00, visitors can purchase grandstand seating – located right on the flight path, the grandstand offers the best view of the flying display. Alternatively, visitors can upgrade to the Diamond Paddock and enjoy the show from an exclusive garden area away from the crowds. The pass includes access to the garden, deck chair seating, private washrooms and a dedicated catering outlet. Full details are available through the website http://www.farnborough.com