At the Paris Airshow, the organiser of the Farnborough International Airshow detailed its plans for the forthcoming show that will take place from July 16-22, 2018 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. Under its new brand, the long-standing aerospace trade event detailed some of the exciting new features planned for the 2018 show under the banner – The Future Starts Here.

As the meeting place for the aerospace industry, organisers have looked to develop the content of the show in line with key trends. As such the show is looking to attract exhibitors from more sectors including Aerospace 4.0 – the term coined to represent the growing digitisation of aerospace manufacturing. Furthermore, the show is also expected to see expanded presence in business aviation, space and cargo sectors alongside the more traditional sectors of commercial, defence, rotary and MRO.

Speaking about the show, Farnborough International commercial director, Amanda Stainer, said: “With our new sector focuses, the show is looking really positive. Over 80 per cent of space is already allocated with a number of exciting new exhibitors including CASIC (China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation) exhibiting for the first time in the Space Zone.

“International participation is also on the up and our incredibly successful Delegations Programme and other networking features such as Meet The Buyer set to return in 2018. We’re also expecting a number of aircraft debuts, so watch this space for further announcements.”

Farnborough International also unveiled a number of new developments for the show including an interactive product showcase in Hall Three, spotlight exhibitors and the launch of FINN – Farnborough International News Network – a video-led news channel that will produce daily highlights of the show. During the show, FINN Live will broadcast up-to-the minute news, interviews and commentary across the site-wide large screen network and under the title of FINN Sessions host a conference programme within two on-floor theatres in Hall Three and Four.