The Boeing 747 may have been absent from the Farnborough air show during its heyday in the 1970s, but this year there two jumbos have turned up.

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Following the 747’s debut appearance in freighter form at Farnborough 2016, there are two -8Fs among the logistics transport exhibits in the show’s dedicated Cargo Village area.

A Qatar Airways 747-8F is one of five aircraft on show by the airline group at Farnborough, while strategic freight partners CargoLogicAir, Volga-Dnepr and AirBridgeCargo have a 747-8F and an Antonov An-124 present.

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Farnborough’s Cargo Village is a dedicated static-display area which features demonstrations and a showcase for logistics capabilities. In addition, this year’s show has a 1,000m2 exhibition hall dedicated entirely to air cargo located close by, housing up to 20 exhibitors from the air-cargo supply chain.

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