Despite the United States’ dominance of the aerospace and defense industry, the UK’s biennial Farnborough air show, along with the Paris show, remains one of the biggest events on the calendar.
Held this year from July 9-15, Farnborough is unusual in incorporating both a five-day trade show and two days of aerobatics displays for the public, as well as thrill rides and interactive displays aimed at children.
Nonetheless, industry insiders will be watching the event with eagle eyes to keep abreast of who is winning orders from whom, and whether sales can match those seen at 2010’s Farnborough when $47 billion worth of business was completed during the week. More than 1,400 exhibitors are expected from 40 countries, with 116 companies coming from the UK alone.
Below are some potential highlights of the event to look out for:
Boeing of the U.S. took the lead in grabbing headlines from rival Airbus when it confirmed its flagship 787 Dreamliner would be flying in Qatar Airways colors at Farnborough. Boeing will hope to clock up orders for its 737 MAX at the event, and may announce further details of its new 77x, designed to challenge Airbus’s A350, for which so far there are few orders.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page