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Airbus aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Farnborough International Air Show 2022 Kicks off Monday

Despite the scorching heat of this summer, the aviation world is not standing still. On Monday, the Farnborough International Air Show 2022 (FIA) will be held at Farnborough Airport in England. Since its first show in 1948, Farnborough has seen the debut of many famous planes, including the Vickers VC10, Concorde in 1970, the Eurofighter, the Airbus A380 in 2006, and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

After three years of a pandemic and restrictions, the FIA is a significant opportunity for aerospace companies to showcase development progress and innovation to a global, face-to-face audience.

In 2020, the live Farnborough Airshow was cancelled for the first time in its 72-year history due to the pandemic. The FIA organization launched the world’s major digital trade event for the aerospace and defense industries, called FIA Connect, held also in 2021.

The launch of FIA Connect saw more than 250 senior executives, academics, and politicians joined by 14,000 delegates from 97 countries. It served as a crucial opportunity for the industry to come together during a time of unprecedented challenge as the impacts of COVID-19 took hold.

Along with FIA 2022, on July 18, the Aerospace Global Forum (AGF) will also begin, providing a single global platform to drive immediate action, accelerating the transition to the Net Zero goal.

In the opening ceremony, Prince of Wales Charles will virtually welcome global industry leaders, CEOs, government, climate change experts and aerospace professionals to the forum. Future-focused topics, best practices and insights on seven central themes will be discussed: Space, Future Flight, Security, Sustainability, Innovation, Future Workforce, and Future Financing on the main stage.

Exhibitors will include, to name a few, Airbus, Boom Supersonic, Boeing, Dassault, Embraer, Aviation, GE Aviation, Inmarsat, Leonardo, Lilium, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Microsoft, NASA Glenn Research Center, Northrop Grumman, Rolls-Royce, RUAG, Vertical Aerospace, and many more. The complete list is here.

The Farnborough International Airshow will be held from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22.

At the Air Show, there will be the daily flight exhibition, sponsored by Accenture, which will take place every afternoon and will feature the most advanced aircraft in both commercial and military. Parallel to the flight display, there will be a static exhibition that will offer visitors the opportunity to see the aircraft up close.

Editor’s Note: AirlineGeeks will provide continuing coverage of FIA22. Stay tuned to our Twitter and Instagram


  • Vincenzo Claudio Piscopo

    Vincenzo graduated in 2019 in Mechanical Engineering with an aeronautical curriculum, focusing his thesis on Human Factors in aircraft maintenance. In 2022 he pursued his master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Palermo, Italy. He combines his journalistic activities with his work as a Safety and Reliability Engineer for Teoresi Group at Leonardo S.p.A.

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