The Farnborough Airshow 2018: Here’s What The Visitors Should Know

Farnborough Airshow 2018 Visitors Guide

With the Farnborough International Airshow just around the corner, we thought it’s time we come up with a go-to guide for the visitors. Don’t know the Farnborough Air Show Timetable yet? Have no clue where you could stay during the show? Worry not. You’ll find the answers to all (well, most) of your questions here.

The Farnborough Airshow: A Handy Guide For The Visitors


Trade Days

Trade visitors can avail print-at-home Trade Passes. These are priced at £32.00 plus £6.40 VAT, and are recommended for those looking for a rather quick entry to the show. You could also purchase the passes at the gate, but, this could delay your entry.

  • ADS members can purchase Advance Trade Passes at a 25% discount.  
  • Trade Passes cannot be transferred, and are valid for the registered visitors only.
  • These passes are valid only for the trade days, i.e. from 16 to 20 July 2018. If you want to visit the Farnborough International Airshow on the Public Days, you’d have to purchase Public Day tickets separately.


Public Days

Visit the Farnborough Airshow’s official website to book your tickets for Public Days.

Getting There 

With Farnborough being conveniently located just outside of London, it won’t take much of your time or effort to reach. Here’s how you could travel by different modes of transportation.

By Car:

  • The Farnborough International Airshow is located on the A325, which is accessible from M3 and A31.
  • Follow the routes posted in the vicinity of Farnborough and reach the general car park. Parking is free.
  • Free shuttle buses are available to and from the Airshow from all the off-site car parks.
  • Keep the timings in mind. Shuttle buses to and from the car parks run from 06:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs.
  • Have you purchased reserved parking? If yes, please follow the AA road signs to the car park specified on your parking label. You may also refer to the online, on-site driving guide.
  • GU14 6AZ is the postcode that you need to use for SatNav directions. Go to the Queen’s Roundabout and then follow signs to the general car park.
  • If you are driving all the way from London, allow yourself at least two hours of journey time.


By Rail:

The Farnborough International Airshow is in close proximity to four stations- Farnborough Main, Farnborough North, North Camp and Aldershot. Free shuttle buses run to and from Farnborough Main, North Camp and Aldershot stations, between 07:00 hrs and 19:00 hrs.

  • Farnborough Main: served by South West Trains
  • Farnborough North: served by First Great Western
  • North Camp: served by First Great Western
  • Aldershot: served by South West Trains


Pro-Tip: You could also travel to the Farnborough International Airshow from Gatwick Airport by rail. Take the First Great Western service to North Camp Station, and you’d be at the show venue in approximately 50 minutes.

By Coach:

If you’d like to travel by coach, take advantage of the low-level bus service, which is accessible from specific coach parks, and available at regular intervals all through the day, during the run of the show. You could also purchase your tickets online.

By Bike:

Check outside the visitor entrance at Gate B. That’s exactly where the bike racks will be located.

By Air:

Thinking of flying to the UK for the Farnborough International Airshow? Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are within 1hr 30 minutes driving distance of the show venue. However, if you plan to fly by helicopter, do refer to the Helicopters Operators Guide beforehand.

FIA 2018 Schedule

Farnborough Airshow 2018 Schedule

FIA 2018 Floor Plans

Not sure where you could find the exhibitors you are looking for? Check out the floor plans here to know their exact on-site locations.


Car Parking

You could access the disabled car park within the show park, via Gate F. This will give you direct access to the show.

Show Mobility

Show Mobility services are also offered at the show.

  • Pre-book electric scooters and manual wheelchairs
  • Do keep in mind that these are limited in number. So, the sooner you book, the better it is.



Disabled toilets and change facilities are also there. To help you locate them with ease, they’ll be clearly marked on all the show plans.

  • Medical or special assistance can also be arranged through Show Mobility services.


Exhibition Halls

The exhibition halls are accessible with a wheelchair without any difficulty.

  • Stair lifts have also been installed throughout
  • You could also contact the organizing team for assistance
  • Two storey Hall 1 has lifts that you could use to access the facilities on the first floor


To ensure that you have a rather streamlined experience, and that there are no hassles whatsoever, a number of facilities are on offer at the show:

  • Banking Facilities: During the show week, you’d have access to banking and foreign exchange facilities, right at the show venue. Automatic cash dispensers will also be there.
  • Car Parking: Both onsite and offsite car parking options are available at the show
  • Connectivity: Apart from the Wifi available all over the place, you could also use any of the mobile phone charging stations, to stay connected to the outside world.
  • Courtesy Car Service: A chauffeur driven car service is also available for you at the show. This service is complimentary.
  • Food & Drink: With several onsite catering facilities, options galore.
  • FIA 2020 Sales Suite: Already thinking of participating in FIA 2020? Discuss it with the team at the FIA 2020 Sales Suite.
  • Media Centre: Situated in Hall 1, this is where you’ll find our friends from the media.
  • Shuttle Bus Service: Buses will run all through the day from various on and offsite locations. These again will be complimentary.

Food and Drinks

Expect a fantastic selection of F&B options available all over the place.

  • Do check out the Skyview Restaurant, especially if you are looking for a more formal setting. The restaurant is accessible to exhibitors, visitors and their guests. It is advisable to pre-book for a better experience. You could make bookings for the trade days (Tuesday-Friday) and invite your guests over to brasserie-style lunches.
  • Each hall will also have an indoor cafe. Here, you could savor hot and cold food & drinks.
  • Other options include an outdoor food court.


Quite a few accommodation options are available in the near. Check them out here. Many of the preferred hotels are already fully booked. So, you may want to do this ASAP. Acting swiftly could also help you take advantage of the Special Event Rates.


While we have tried to cover most of the information that you may be looking for, do refer to the show’s FAQ section for answers to the questions that might still be unresolved.

Trade Days

Public Days

You may also choose to contact us via the comment section, and we’ll get back to you with more information at the earliest. Alternatively, you could direct your queries to

You might be coming to the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, but who’s to say, you won’t be exhibiting at the next edition or another leading defence & aerospace trade show. If so, do get in touch with us. XS Worldwide will be at FIA 2018. Drop by for a quick discussion, and we’ll take it from there.

With more than two decades of experience by our side and the kind of global exposure that not many other trade show companies can boast of, we can meet your individual requirements with ease, no matter which part of the world you choose to exhibit in.

Gearing Up For The Farnborough Air Show? Here’s What Lies In Store!

Booth Design Farnborough Air ShowIn picture: Projects implemented by Team XS at FIA 2016

The Farnborough Air Show has always facilitated business amongst the aerospace community. FIA 2018 is no different. In fact, it holds more relevance than ever for the industry and the aerospace supply chain. Here’s what the show promises to deliver:

The Farnborough International Airshow: Far Exceeding The Expectations

An Extensive Conference And Seminar Programme

FIA and IATA have together come up with a dedicated Air Cargo Conference Programme. This will be a two-day conference. You get to take a closer look at the future of Air Cargo and the impact of new technologies in this sector. There’s also a roundtable in the offing. FIA has teamed up with Flightglobal for an Airline Chiefs Strategy Roundtable. The participation of several high-profile airline heads makes it worthwhile.

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Last but not least, this year, there’ll be two theaters where you can share and discuss major topics of the day. The topics could get interesting, ranging from space habitation to supersonic travel.  

How do you think the aviation industry would look in 2030? Well, won’t it be interesting to find out how the airline heads perceive it? You bet.

A Perfect Mix Of New & Regular Features

Regular FIA features like the Innovation Zone and Space Zone will, of course, be there. But, those looking forward to something new are in for a treat at the trade show. You could witness the examining of technologies. Interested in automation, additive manufacturing, simulation, virtual and augmented reality and digitization? Head to Aerospace 4.0. It is dedicated to the fourth industrial revolution and the digitization of the industry. No wonder it has become a talking point of late.

The Live Product Demo Area now has an “Air Force Command Centre”. Want to see the products from the leading industry players in a real-life scenario setting? Here’s your chance. For the first three days, the area will only be open to invited delegations and guests. But, trade show visitors need not lose heart. They can explore the feature later, i.e. on Thursday and Friday.

The Cargo Village, which was first developed in 2016, will also be attracting a lot of attention. A featured aircraft, a dedicated exhibition hall and a two-day conference. That’s a lot to look forward to, right?

An International Show True To Its Name

It’s a global affair. With 29 national pavilions confirmed, it indeed is. A significant European presence from Germany, France, and Spain further adds to it. So does the largest presence from China, with 25 participating companies. The best part is that a larger number of international exhibitors may be at the show this year. In 2016, they made up for around 71% of the total number of exhibitors. The expectations are higher this year.  

A Display That’ll Leave You Asking For More

The Farnborough Airshow 2018 has a packed aircraft programme. And whose aircraft can you expect to see? Antonov, ATR, Bell, Dassault, Embraer, L3 Technologies, Piaggio Aerospace, Pilatus and the like. Did you know that Mitsubishi MRJ will be making its flying display debut at the show? Exciting, right? Wait till we tell you that the US DOD will be bringing an F-16 for the flying programme and a C-17 for static display. That’s what you call excitement!

The new permanent hall, FINN, and these exciting, innovative features – we can’t wait for the show to begin. How about you? Let’s catch up at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, and talk business. We have had successful trysts with aerospace and defense shows and can make you stand out at the next one.  

Speed Lovers Are In For A Treat At Farnborough Air Show. Here’s Why

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The Red Bull Air Race will be making its only UK appearance of the year at Farnborough International Airshow. The trade show will be open to the public on 21st and 22nd July and is being awaited by those looking forward to the race. Known to take speed, precision, and skill to a whole new level, the Red Bull Air Race was last held in the UK in 2016.

The Red Bull Air Race At FIA 2018: Here’s What To Expect

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Get ready to witness the very best of the new dimension of motorsport, as a team of two pilots flies Edge 540 race planes. Italian pilot Dario Costa and the UK’s own Ben Murphy will reach speeds of 370kmh while enduring forces of up to 12G.  Intriguing, enough? Here’s the real deal. They’ll navigate a low-level racetrack, marked by 25-meter-high, air-filled pylons. This explains why the audience is all excited to get up close to this legendary motorsport. It’ll be the first time since 2016 that the pilots would showcase the very best of the techniques they use in a race.

The Red Bull Air Race: Here’s What Else You Should Know

A thrilling flying display, packed full of tension, excitement, and variety. That’s how Andrew Pearcey, Group Marketing Director for Farnborough International, describes it. The Red Bull Air Race will give you a taste of the excitement of air racing. We can’t wait to see the pylons putting the pilots’ skill and accuracy to test, as they come out with flying colors. How about you?

The FIA: Here’s A Quick Overview

FIA sees the who’s who of the aerospace and defense industries, but it’s no less popular among the general public. That’s because of the public airshow that everyone can look forward to. The Farnborough International Airshow 2018 won’t be an exception.

  • Around 80,000 people will be at the trade show to see fast-paced acts during the public weekend, i.e. 21 and 22 July
  • Want to see Blades, one of the world’s most exhilarating aerobatic flying display teams, in action? A bespoke, close-formation aerobatic display designed especially for FIA, is awaiting you. The team, founded by ex-Red Arrows pilots, will dominate the sky. Watch out!
  • Ever seen more horsepower than a Formula 1 car in a specially-designed gravity jet suit? Well, that’s what Real life ‘Iron Man’ Richard Browning will use for flying.  He’ll be flying in a miniature Harrier. The Harrier, which last appeared at the show in 2014, is a legend of the skies. Now’s your chance to catch a glimpse.
  • You’d also get to see the F16, one of the world’s most impressive fast jets, thanks to the US Department of Defence.


The tickets to the airshow are available online. The best part is that children under 15 can attend it for free. So you could plan a family trip of sorts around the trade show, so to say.

XS Worldwide at Eurosatory 2018

XS Worldwide implemented the exhibition marketing strategy for four brands at Eurosatory, Paris.

Quick Facts: 1,802 exhibitors from 63 countries
57,056 international visitors from 153 countries
39 national pavilions
71 conferences

What a show!

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Eurosatory Booth Design, Parish FranceAerojet Rocketdyne

US Trade Show Pavilion, FranceKallman Worldwide

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All About Eurosatory 2018

It’s a wrap for Eurosatory 2018: Highlights of the last day

The Unveiling Of A Joint Project Day 5 at Eurosatory 2018 witnessed the unveiling of the French-German KNDS (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann + Nexter Defense Systems) Group’s highly-awaited first joint project, the, or the European Main Battle Tank. The EMBT is being seen as a short-term response to the operational need of the market for high-intensity battle tanks.

Eurosatory Day 2 Highlights: A Sneak Peek

A Literal Curtain Raising Rheinmetall, Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces, unveiled its new Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle at Eurosatory 2018 in a rather exciting way. They lifted a curtain, quite literally, complete with smoke and 80s rock, grabbing everyone’s attention. The company is said to have set sights on meeting requirements for both European and U.S. future combat

Eurosatory Day 1: What Made It To The Headlines

It’s Raining Awards While Proengin got the GICAT Export Trophy for its international strategy, Aleph-Networks was awarded with the Innovation Trophy for developing a breakthrough technology for information, cyber defense, and cybersecurity. Technological Innovations On Display Robotic Systems stole the show.

Eurosatory 2018: What To Expect In The Days to Come

A Realistic Reconnaissance Mission For the first time at Eurosatory, Live Demonstrations will see institutional participants as well. French Army will be one of them. They will show how they respond to threats. In fact, special Forces are participating in this year’s edition with their technologies and their modified vehicles.





International Day Of Yoga: Here’s How The World Is Celebrating It

Since its inception in the year 2015, June 21st is celebrated as “The International Day of Yoga” across the globe. Yoga might have originated in India, but it is now widely practiced everywhere, including the US. In fact, yoga enthusiasts all over the world are celebrating the International Yoga Day in their own way.


A host of events were organized in the past week to mark the fourth anniversary of the International Day of Yoga. These events saw the participation of people from all walks of life, who performed different asanas and breathing exercises.

International Yoga Day celebrations begin in US

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts gathered to flex their body at historic monuments of the US, including the Capitol Hill, kick-starting a host of events planned this week to mark the fourth anniversary of the International Day of Yoga.


A yoga camp was organized by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, at the Muktinath temple. The temple, which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, busted with activity, as monks and locals practiced yoga, 12,500 feet above sea level.

Nepal Marks Yoga Day At Muktinath Temple, 12,500 Feet Above Sea Level

Celebrations have already begun across the world for the 4th International Yoga Day, which is on June 21. Taking the ancient Indian practice to new heights this year is Nepal, where monks and locals practiced Yoga at the Muktinath temple, 12,500 feet above sea level.


The Australian Parliament witnessed a yoga session for the first time. Aimed at helping the politicians cope up with their stressful and busy social lives, the session, the session was attended by several lawmakers including the former prime minister Tony Abbott.

In a first, Yoga Day celebrated in Australian Parliament

A yoga session was organised in the Australian Parliament on Monday for the first time with several lawmakers including former prime minister Tony Abbott performing various asanas in the federal legislature. Marking the fourth International Day of Yoga which is on June 21, over 50 people attended the two-hour long event organised by Melbourne-based Vasudeva Kriya Yoga group at Parliament’s community hall in Canberra.


Indonesia is celebrating the International Day of Yoga on a pretty wide scale. “Ten Cities, Ten Days, Bringing Together Twenty Thousand Yoga Lovers: Promoting Health and Happiness through Yoga” is the theme that the Indonesians have chosen for this year’s celebrations. Several events have already been organized throughout the country since 22 April, and they will go on till the 10th of August.

The 4th INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA 2018 Celebrated in 10 Indonesian Cities

Keeping up the tradition of annual international sailing events across the stunning Indonesian seas, the Multihull…


Yoga events are being held all over the country, with the one where PM Modi led an estimated 50, 000 volunteers to mark the fourth anniversary of International Yoga Day, taking the centerstage.

International Yoga Day 2018 Live Updates: Yoga Has Emerged As Biggest Unifying Force, Says PM Modi

New Delhi: PM Modi led an estimated 50, 000 volunteers to mark the fourth anniversary of International Yoga Day. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu along with several Union Ministers are also to host part of similar events across the country.

We, at XS Worldwide, organized an invigorating yoga session at our India Headquarters, which left our employees asking for more. They could not contain their zeal and fervor, and advocated that such sessions be held at regular intervals. Their sheer enthusiasm has encouraged us to give this some serious thought, and make yoga a regular part of our work lives.