Farnborough International Airshow organizers are promising that both the static and flying displays for the 2012 air show will be as full as ever. Behind the scenes the display roster is fully booked, but airframers have yet to give clearance for all the aircraft to be publicly confirmed.
Farnborough Air Show » July 9, 2012
In response to exhibitors’ concerns about the high cost of exhibiting on the international air show circuit, Farnborough International organizers have introduced a new schedule that will see the exhibit halls closed over the public weekend of the show (July 14-15).
Futures Day at Farnborough International 2012 on Friday, July 13, is expected to see more than 10,000 young people, aged 11 to 21, being hosted for a full day of visits and activities intended to inspire them to pursue careers in the aerospace industry. A careers fair with conferences, seminars, learning activities and interactive experiences will highlight Futures Day.
One month ahead of the opening of the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow, Amanda Stainer, Farnborough International events and exhibitions director, spoke with Charles Alcock, AIN international editor, about how plans for the big event are shaping up and the mood of the aerospace industry.
Satcom Direct (Stand 867) is expanding its reach by opening an international facility in the United Kingdom. Its offices will be located inside Hangar 2 at TAG Farnborough Airport in the UK and will include an advanced avionics testing lab, training facility and support services for pilots, flight operations and maintenance staff that use the company’s suite of satellite voice, fax, data link and Internet communications services.
TAG Farnborough Airport has revealed further improvements to its distinctive terminal building. The work has been completed in time for the London Olympic Games, for which it expects to be one of the main gateways for business aviation.