Join the exclusive cargo club at Farnborough International Airshow 2018

19 / 07 / 2017

  • Farnborough taxiing for take-off in 2018

The organisers of the world famous Farnborough International Airshow 2018 have announced record monthly bookings for next year's event, which takes place on July 16-22.

Air Cargo News will be in attendance and we are exclusively selling exhibition packages for the dedicated Cargo Village, which will feature some of the biggest names from the industry.

Only last month, in June, 76 companies confirmed their participation at the airshow next summer, comprising 25 first-time exhibitors.

The Farnborough International organising team also saw 17 returning exhibitors increasing their space, bringing the June total to 17,138 sq m and 39 chalets confirmed.

Farnborough International Airshow 2018 runs under the headline of ‘The Future Starts Here’. It is the meeting place for the aerospace industry, and the organisers "continually strives to develop the content of the show in line with key trends".

As such the show is looking to attract exhibitors from more sectors including Aerospace 4.0 – the term coined to represent the growing digitalisation of aerospace manufacturing. The show will also see expanded presence in business aviation, space and cargo sectors alongside the more traditional sectors of commercial, defence, rotary and MRO.

Other new key highlights for FIA18 include FINN – Farnborough International News Network - a video-led news channel. During the show, FINN Live will broadcast news, interviews and commentary across the site-wide screen network and, under the title of FINN Sessions, host a conference programme within two on-floor theatres in Hall 3 and 4 covering key industry topics.

Speaking about the show, Farnborough International commercial director Amanda Stainer said: “We are delighted to be reporting such terrific figures one year out from the next Airshow. We are performing well ahead of target and have sold 75% of our chalets and hall space.

"We are also pleased to see International participation increasing show on show. The Delegations Programme and other networking features such as Meet The Buyer continuing to grow and promote business networking opportunities for all participants.”

She also added “The biggest change our exhibitors and visitors will see in 2018 will be the new permanent Hall 1. A huge investment in the show and the venue, the new hall will offer a major advancement in facilities at the show for years to come.”