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.
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.
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.