The Farnborough International Airshow will resume its position as the pinnacle event for aerospace and aviation when it returns on 18-22 July

For decades, the Farnborough International Airshow has been the most important global platform for the aerospace, aviation and defence industry. Following the challenges of the last two years within the industry, the role of the event now carries greater significance, with the show promising unrivalled networking and insight-generating opportunities to support the reconnection of leaders from around the world and enable business growth and recovery.

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The show remains the pre-eminent aerospace event in the world

Building upon the success of the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, which saw deals worth $192 billion made, the 2022 edition is propelling itself to new heights.

Pioneering change

Launching at this year’s airshow, the Aerospace Global Forum (AGF) is a revolutionary global platform that aims to champion change and drive immediate action, accelerating transition to the new, net-zero economy.

Developed by Farnborough International, AGF will bring global leaders together, across all sectors and geographies, to drive conversation and interrogate issues to actively change the world for the better for the very first time. Working with world-leading consultancies, such as Cionet, as well as US government officials, UK government departments and ADS, AGF will set the agenda for industry in the years ahead, discussing the new digital workforce and future leaders of the aerospace and defence industry, and preparing organisations for the new skills needed in an AI-fuelled world.

FINN Sessions will be returning to the airshow, with a curated programme of thought leaders, innovators and disruptors to showcase the upcoming trends of the aerospace industry across three theatres. Delivered by leading industry experts, FINN Sessions will be providing holistic overviews and tactical updates on key innovations, technology and initiatives across the aerospace sphere.

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The show will have a number of insight-generating opportunities

Smart networking & exhibition features

The 2022 event will see the expansion of the airshow’s smart networking opportunities with the launch of the Business Connection Exchange – formerly Meet the Buyer – the evolution of turnkey chalets and a new Space Zone taking its place within one of the new sound stages on-site at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, as part of the new Farnborough International Studios.

Steering the conversation on six core themes pertinent to the aerospace, aviation and defence industries, Farnborough International Airshow will focus on the future of the industry, sustainability, aerospace and defence thought leadership, space, future workforce and air travel.

Showcasing an exhibition of industry-leading pioneers and a programme of thought leadership, the airshow will be the first truly international opportunity to witness the leaps in development that have taken place as well as showcasing innovation to a truly global audience, face-to-face. Industry pioneers such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Raytheon Technologies have established their positions at the five-day phenomenon.

Pioneers of Tomorrow

Pioneers of Tomorrow is bringing the world of aerospace to the next generation of leaders with a dedicated day to inspire, engage and recruit the industry’s future workforce.

Organised in collaboration between Farnborough International and ADS, the event will take place on Friday 22 July and will provide industry exhibitors a rare opportunity to engage with and inspire future aerospace recruits.

Aimed at school leavers, graduates and career movers, Pioneers of Tomorrow will introduce the next generation of leaders, innovators, and pioneers to employers, providing valuable insight into the wealth of career opportunities available throughout dynamic, global industries.

Industry-leading flying display

We are delighted to see the return of our full aircraft flying and static displays. Showcasing the most advanced aircraft across commercial and military aviation design, the daily flying display brings innovation to the skies of Farnborough.

Taking place on each afternoon of the show, the flying display will involve commercial airliners, military jets and helicopters.

Running in parallel to the exhibition, the static display gives visitors the opportunity to view the aircraft up close, with the natural amphitheatre of the Farnborough Aerodrome allowing aircraft to be displayed to maximum effect.

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International, says: “Farnborough International Airshow remains the leader in connecting the world of aerospace and the 2022 instalment will be our most important yet.

“It has never been more vital to connect the leading pioneers and our event will enable the industry to harness the power of the sector to tackle the largest questions and develop tangible outcomes following global summits, such as COP 26.

“With more than 70% of exhibitors from more than 49 countries, we are thrilled to see the eagerness of the industry to return to face-to-face events and work together to initiate global change.” ◗

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The 2022 event will bring thousands of industry professionals together face to face once again