Back for this year's Farnborough air show, the free Flightglobal Air Show Guide mobile app is the perfect tool for visitors to the world's most important air shows, designed to help you get the most out of your visit.
The app features exhibitors and aircraft lists together with their location on the air show maps, the flying display schedules, essential local information, a personalised To-do list, and last but not least constantly updated news from the world-renowned and award-winning Flightglobal news team.
New in this version is the full Farnborough Air Show package, a personalized To-do list to help you organize your day at the show, allowing users to add individual exhibitor and aircraft to your own air show schedule.
And you can now share Flightglobal's comprehensive news coverage from air shows via the quick link to Facebook simply by tapping the Facebook icon displayed alongside individual news stories.
You may already be aware that Flightglobal has launched a new member-only area in advance of the Farnborough air show called the FG Club.
The FG Club has exclusive air show content for signed-up members to enhance your experience of the show including special reports and live streaming of the Farnborough flying displays.
But we're also giving anyone who signs up for the FG Club the chance to win one of three ultra cool aircraft models - a Typhoon, a 747-8F and an A380, kindly donated by Eurofighter, Boeing and Airbus.
Having just unpacked the 1:100 scale Airbus A380 model (for the purposes of photographing the beast before carefully packing it away again) I can tell you that these bad boys are well worth signing up for.
Now we're not short of models here in the Flightglobal head office but these three are causing a stir, even among our model-collecting veterans!
Hall maps: The maps of the different halls allow users to tap on individual stands and chalets to bring up exhibitor details
Static map: The static map will be updated as soon as the final static plan is released (likely to be a couple of days before the show starts). Tapping on individual aircraft will bring up details specific to that aircraft.
Exhibitors listings: Fully searchable and features tap thrus to the exhibitor's chalet or stand position on the maps
Flying times: We'll update the daily flying display schedule each morning of the show as we receive the final details
Show news: All the latest stories will be piped into the app in full text with photos (where present)
Local and show information: There's a bunch of useful information relating to taxis, show opening times, restaurant suggestions and nightlife
The app works offline (once you've installed it for the first time), but obviously to receive the latest news and flying display times, you'll need to restart the app when connected to wifi or 3G (with data roaming switched on).
The award recognises the most active, influential and engaged social media proponent from the show's exhibitors.
BoeingAirplanes posted a total of 94 tweets during the first four days of the show (19-22 June) and received an impressive 469 retweets of their Paris announcements.
It helped swell their followers by over 650 up to a total of 28,745.
The Award was calculated by measuring the number of tweets from each twitter account using the Paris Air Show hashtag #pas11, the number of retweets by the respective followers, and the growth in those following the account.
Twitter powerhouse and Flightglobal journalist Jon Ostrower said of Boeing's achievement: "The award is recognition for Boeing's commitment to bringing together those who bring aerospace to life and those who follow with passion and enthusiasm around the world."
Notable mentions in the Power Tweeter award go to Airbus - generated the highest percentage of retweets per tweet, GEAviation - who clocked up an impressive 177 #pas11 tweets, and CFM_Engines, who pulled in a massive 4,284 new followers mainly through their innovative sponsorship of the #pas11 hashtag.
This year's Paris Air Show has seen an unprecedented amount of social media activity, with many exhibitors embracing their customers through the new medium.
#pas11Paris Power Tweeter league table
number of #pas11 tweets
number of retweets
growth in followers
Flightglobal has been monitoring the use of the #pas11 tag in the run up
to the show and the statistics show over 15,000 tweets have covered the
show since 6 June 2011.
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See all the thrilling action from this year's Paris air show streamed directly to you through Flightglobal. Filmed in glorious high-definition using FLIR Systems Star SAFIRE® HD sensor, we will make sure you're right in the thick of the action at the aviation event of the year.
Stay informed about the latest news and flying display information on our special flying page, so you can make sure you don't miss a thing from 12pm Monday 20th through Thursday 23rd at this year's show.
Experience the latest image technology in action - FLIR will capture full-spectrum, infra-red HD images via a FLIR Systems Star SAFIRE® HD sensor, transmitting in real time back to the Flightglobal Media Lounge at the heart of the show.
Get involved - You can interact live with show presenters through Twitter and Facebook - a great way to take part and to share your thoughts and views on the action
Catch up - Visit our Paris page for highlights of the previous day's flying, plus full coverage of the stunning aerial displays. You can also revisit highlights from last year at Farnborough too.
To get you excited about this exclusive service, here's some highlights from last year's Farnborough air show:
See Paris your way with MyParis
Flightglobal is proud to offer you the exclusive opportunity to customise your very own Paris air show page , filling it with your favourite content from this year's extravaganza. Sign up now and see Paris your way
Are you a social media player? Flightglobal are holding a tweet up to recognise the most influential and active social media players during this year's Paris Air Show (19-23 June 2011).
In an extension of the Flightglobal Aviation Web Awards (aka The Webbies) - which recognises digital innovation and excellence - Flightglobal will be presenting an award to the premier Paris Air Show Power Tweeter.
The Paris Power Tweeter Award will be presented to the Paris Air Show exhibitor who has been the most active, most influential and the most successful in engaging their audience on Twitter throughout the duration of the show.
The Flightglobal judges will be monitoring the number of tweets utilizing the #PAS11, the number of retweets and the growth in followers. We will be monitoring potential Paris Power Tweeters via suite of Twitter usage analysis tools, including:
The Archivist ( http://archivist.visitmix.com)
Summarizr ( http://summarizr.labs.eduserv.org.uk)
Twitter Counter ( http://twittercounter.com)
Active social media visitors to the show are welcome to attend the Tweet Up to be part of the award ceremony, participate in Flightglobal Chalet hospitality during the daily flying display, and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Flightglobal/FLIR infrared live streaming while the team are on air.
Paris Power Tweeter details:
Any exhibitors using the #PAS11 tag on twitter during the Paris Air Show are eligible for inclusion
Attendance of The Paris Power Tweeter Tweet Up is open to all active social media show visitors
Members of the media are not eligible to win the Paris Power Tweeter Award
The Paris Power Tweeter Tweet Up will be at 3pm 23 June 2011 in the Flightglobal Media Hub (Chalet D64)
Using the MyParis service, you can elect to see Paris your way by deciding on the content that you want to see, filling it with your favourite content. Configure the industry sector that most appeals to you or receive it all. Sign up now.
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Hi and welcome to the Editors' Blog.
This blog is written by the senior editors here at Flightglobal and aims to give you insight into what developments and hot content are going up on Flightglobal.com, the FG Club and onto Flightglobal Pro.
The main contributors are: Michael Targett - Head of Web, Graham Dunn - Editor of Flightglobal Pro, Stuart Clarke - Editor of Flightglobal.com and Andrew Doyle - Head of Strategic Content, and between us we've got over 35 years' worth of experience working in the aviation and aerospace industry for Flightglobal.