The Farnborough International Airshow 2018 is over. But, it has instilled a new confidence in the industry. With a rise of US $67.5 billion in deals, the show has refuted the Brexit fears. The spotlight was of course on business deals. But, a lot else happened that became the talking point in no time.
Farnborough Airshow: There Was More To The Show Than Business Deals
Embraer Far Exceeded The Expectations
Embraer bagged orders worth $15.3bn at the Farnborough International Airshow. The company’s officials announced sales, options and letters of intent for 300 planes. Republic Airlines ordered 100 E170/175 jets. The company bagged orders for 25 E175 regional jets from United Airlines. After this contract, the company’s tally totals to more than 420. Yes, Embraer has sold over 420 E175s to airlines in North America since January 2013.
Republic Airlines orders 100 E170/175 jets, United Airlines orders 25 E175 regional jets.
Iron Man Took Everyone By Surprise
The public visitors at Farnborough Airshow 2018 had the time of their lives. Thanks to Richard Browning, the real-life Iron Man, they got to see a human being hovering in free space. The public appearance followed the commercial launch of Browning’s £340k flying jet suit. Feel like buying one? Well, even if you do, you cannot emulate the Iron Man, at least not immediately. You will need mandatory training.
Three days following the commercial launch of his £340,000 jet suit in partnership with department store chain Selfridges, amateur engineer Richard Browning was in Hampshire on Saturday to show off his creation before thousands at the biennial Farnborough International Airshow.
An Unprecedented Order Tally
Did you know the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 saw deals worth $192bn? That’s an increase of more than 50% if you look at the numbers from the previous edition. Boeing and Airbus stole the show. Embraer also gained momentum. With almost 100 countries represented at the show, it was a global affair in true sense. The show also saw a record Chinese presence.
England’s Farnborough airshow this week saw deals worth $192 billion, a jump of more than 50% compared to 2016, in a sign of “confidence in global trade”, organizers said Saturday. The biannual air industry gathering recorded more than 1,400 commercial aircraft orders, valued at $154 billion, alongside at least 1,432 deals for engines worth $21.96 billion, AFP reported.
Air Italy’s New Boeing Made Its Debut
Air Italy showcased its brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 at the show. The plane had a striking branding. Did you know that the delivery of the plane took place last week? After that, it was flown straight to the Farnborough Airshow. There, it was accessible to spectators for a first-hand experience.
Photo: Qatar Airways ir Italy showcased its brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the airline’s new livery for the first time at Farnborough International Airshow 2018. The aircraft was delivered to the airline just last week and flew straight to the air show for spectators to tour and experience first-hand.
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Red Arrows At The Public Weekend
The crowd at the Farnborough Airshow 2018 watched the Red Arrows live in action. The jets grabbed quite a few eyeballs as they performed three “fly-past” maneuvers. The crowd also got the chance to talk to the pilots, click photos, and ask for their autographs. Did you know that the Red Arrows also made another appearance in the Surrey Skies in July? They were a part of the RAF100 centenary celebrations.
Crowds caught an eyeful of red white and blue smoke on the first day of Farnborough International Airshow ‘s public weekend as the famous Red Arrows tore through the sky. Ever the main attraction , the red jets drew the crowds as they performed three fly past maneuvers before coming in to land on the runway on Saturday afternoon (July 21).
The Show Lived Up To Its Reputation
The biggest aviation event of the year never ceases to amaze us. FIA 2018 was no exception. From flying cars to space robots, attractions were aplenty. Drones, VR, Brexit – pretty much everything was on the agenda. Several charities also made it to the show for support. Aerobility, which seeks to make aviation accessible to disabled people, was also there.
Real-life flying cars, space robots and jet-powered flying suits are just some of the highlights to come from the biennial Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) this year. Exhibits including the Pal-V Liberty, a gyroplane and roadster-in-one, and the luxury Volante Vision Concept, a three-seater aircraft or “sports car for the skies”, according to Aston Martin’s Simon Sproule, drew crowds during the week-long event.
The show saw an increase in the number of trade visitors. Over 80,000 of them passed through the gates. The delegations programme also experienced growth. A total of 156 civil and military delegations made it to the show. Hope FIA 2020 is even more successful.