Farnborough International Airshow 2010 to be better than ever for business
May 25, 2009 – Farnborough International Ltd (FIL), organiser of the biennial Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is upbeat about plans for the forthcoming show, which is to take place 19-25 July 2010.
May 25, 2009 By Melissa Damota
May 25, 2009 – Farnborough
International Ltd (FIL), organiser of the biennial Farnborough
International Airshow (FIA) is upbeat about plans for the forthcoming
show, which is to take place 19-25 July 2010. The company plans,
between now and July 2010, to re-evaluate aspects of the show with an
emphasis on enhancing and increasing networking and meeting
opportunities and improving site services, in line with feedback from
exhibitors, particularly from the business aviation sector.
FIA 2008 recorded a phenomenal US$88.7bn of orders during the five
trade days of the show, a figure which more than doubled 2006’s orders
of US$42bn. Record numbers of trade visitors, exhibitors and
delegations flooded through the gates to the event, which in 2008
celebrated 60 years at its home in Farnborough, U.K.
Since 2008’s show, FIL has been working on developing its company
infrastructure, a move which has encompassed the strengthening of its
Board of Directors, as well as several key new additions to senior
management and support staff. The company’s overall focus, moving
forward, is to develop the airshow and the site itself.
FIL Chief Executive Officer, Shaun Ormrod confirmed this saying: ‘We
are very much looking forward to FIA 2010. Obviously we appreciate
that many of our clients could be feeling the effects of the current
global recession and therefore we make it our aim for 2010’s show to
work even harder, to provide participants with the very best
opportunities to do business. We have plans in place to deliver an
enhanced conference and seminar programme, as well as a ‘Meet Your
Buyer’ event to strengthen networking opportunities across the show.
With the recent arrival of Rod Dean as Director of Flight Operations,
it is also our intention to build on the daily flying displays and
broaden the scope for customer demonstration flights. We will also be
looking at the static aircraft display areas so that customer products
can be shown off at optimum levels. Additionally we are working hard
to maintain the number and quality of our military and civil
delegations and a comprehensive programme will be implemented for the
benefit of all our exhibitors.’’