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Farnborough 2012

Welcome to Flightglobal’s coverage of the world’s leading industry event, the Farnborough air show

Farnborough Airshow 2012

Debate 1: Airlines call for UK hub plan

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh and Emirates Airline president Tim Clark

The first Financial Times-Flightglobal debate, held in the Flightglobal chalet, which was moderated by FT aerospace correspondent Andrew Parker, features Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG and Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline and Airline Business editor Max Kingsley-Jones as they discuss the need to create a hub airport in the southeast of the UK and the rapidly rising global influence of carriers from Gulf.

 

Debate 2: The rise of airframe manufacturers from the east

Pierre Vellay, partner at New & NeXt Consulting and Eddy Pieniazek, director & global head of consultancy at Flightglobal Advisory arm Ascend

The second Financial Times-Flightglobal debate was moderated by the FT's Rohit Jaggi. Pierre Vellay, partner at New & NeXt Consulting and the former head of fleet planning at AirFrance/KLM, Eddy Pieniazek, director & global head of consultancy at Flightglobal Advisory arm Ascend and Max Kingsley-Jones, editor of Airline Business, discuss the rise of airframe manufacturers from the east and how the growing airliner orderbook will be financed.