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The Red Arrows in formation at Farnborough
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The Airbus A380, at Farnborough
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The Farnborough International Airshow is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace business which is held biannually in England. The airshow is organised by Farnborough International Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of British aerospace industry's body the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) to demonstrate both civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors. It (along with the Paris Air Show) is an important event for the aerospace industry particularly for the announcement of new developments and orders. Image File history File linksMetadata Farnborough2006-1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Farnborough2006-1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Farnborough2006-2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Farnborough2006-2. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x670, 30 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x670, 30 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... Red Arrows Hawk at speed during a display The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Scampton, United Kingdom. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3039x2304, 1809 KB) Summary The Airbus A380 landing at the Farnborough Air Show, Sunday 23 July 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3039x2304, 1809 KB) Summary The Airbus A380 landing at the Farnborough Air Show, Sunday 23 July 2006. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engined airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It first flew on April 27, 2005 from Toulouse in France. ... Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering concerning aircraft, spacecraft and related topics. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... The Paris Air Show (Salon International de lAéronautique et de lEspace, Paris-Le Bourget) is an international trade fair for the aerospace business. ...


They are five large indoor exhibition halls and an outdoor aircraft static display. Demonstrations flights and a flying display are held each day of the show. On the last two days the general public are admitted, and some non-commercial items are added to the static and flying displays.


In 2004 there were more than 1,300 exhibitors and 150,000 trade visitors.


The airshow attracts protests against the arms trade, for example by Campaign Against Arms Trade. The arms industry is a massive global industry. ... Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) is a UK-based organisation which campaigns for an end to the international arms trade. ...

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The Farnborough Airshow has its origins in the annual RAF Airshow at Hendon (1920–1937) and was established by the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC), which was founded in 1916. The SBAC held a small exhibition at Hendon on 27 June 1932 as the show-piece for the British aircraft industry, at which 35 aircraft were exhibited by 16 companies. With a break for World War II the show recommenced at Radlett in 1946 and was held there until 1948 when the show moved to its present location of Farnborough in Hampshire, approximately 30 miles south west of central London. The headquarters of the UK's principal aerospace firm, BAE Systems, is also in Farnborough. The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Ignore the sign — the Claddagh Ring pub is in Church Road, Hendon somewhat more than 9 miles from Athenry. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Radlett is a large village to the north of London between St Albans and Elstree on Watling Street in the Hertsmere district of Hertfordshire, England. ... Farnborough is a town in the Rushmoor borough of Hampshire in South East England. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... BAE Systems plc is the worlds fourth largest defence contractor [2] and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ...


Initially an annual event, in 1962 it changed to its present biennial format. The second change was that it became an international event with exhibitors from all over the world, the exception, until recently, being those countries from behind the Iron Curtain. It is currently held at Farnborough Airfield in mid July in every even numbered year, alternating with the Paris Air Show and is therefore held in the same years as the Berlin Air Show (ILA). Countries behind the Iron Curtain are shaded red. ... Farnborough Airfield (previously called RAE Farnborough) is an airfield near Farnborough, Hampshire in the United Kingdom. ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... The Paris Air Show (Salon International de lAéronautique et de lEspace, Paris-Le Bourget) is an international trade fair for the aerospace business. ... ILA2004 display area The Berlin Air Show ILA2006 belongs to the most important aerospace trade-fairs in the world and takes place in Berlin, Germany. ...

The A380 with the Red Arrows at Farnborough, 2006
The A380 with the Red Arrows at Farnborough, 2006
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Dates

  • 44th Show 19–25 July 2004
  • 45th Show 17–23 July 2006
  • 46th Show 14–20 July 2008
  • 47th Show 19–25 July 2010
  • 48th Show 16–22 July 2012
  • 49th Show 14–20 July 2014
  • 50th Show 18–24 July 2016
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The Utterly Butterly wing_walking display team flying Boeing Stearman PT_17 biplanes An airshow is an event at which aviators display their flying skills, normally to the public, but occasionally to invited guests, or employees and their families only. ... ILA2004 display area The Berlin Air Show ILA2006 belongs to the most important aerospace trade-fairs in the world and takes place in Berlin, Germany. ... The Paris Air Show (Salon International de lAéronautique et de lEspace, Paris-Le Bourget) is an international trade fair for the aerospace business. ...

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Farnborough Air Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (321 words)
The Farnborough Airshow has its origins in the annual RAF Airshow at Hendon (1920–1937) and the SBAC (established 1916).
It is currently held at Farnborough Airfield near Farnborough, Hampshire in England at the end of July in every even numbered year, alternating with the Paris Air Show and is therefore held in the same years as the Berlin Air Show (ILA).
Farnborough International is a commercial air show, organised by the British aerospace industry's body the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) whose main purpose is to demonstrate civilian and particularly military aircraft to potential customers.
Farnborough Air Show Mission Statement (1054 words)
Farnborough International Air Show 2000 is Europe's second leading showcase, after the Paris Air Show, of commercial and military aircraft components, maintenance equipment, defense systems and airport equipment/systems.
Farnborough International Air Show 2000 is Europe's second largest aerospace and defense technology exhibition and airshow, bringing the world's main players in aviation and defense technologies to the United Kingdom.
Farnborough International Air Show 2000 AES participation promotion will be conducted by CS United Kingdom, Showcase Europe posts and primarily by CS Aerospace and Defense Technology Team members in Export Assistance Centers.
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