Since its debut in 1948, the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) has been the most important global platform for the aerospace, aviation, and defense industry. Held every two years in mid-July at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England, the FIA is where attendees connect with influencers, gain valuable insight into industry trends, and experience state-of-the-art technology via a showcase of flying and static displays.
Today as one of the world’s largest aerospace events, the FIA draws more than 80,000 trade visitors from around the globe. This week-long event combines a major trade exhibition for both civil and defense organizations with a public airshow. Here, some 1500 exhibitors representing 96 countries provide a diverse range from every sector and tier of the industry. Moreover, the FIA provides a forum to share and discuss the major topics and trends affecting the aerospace industry today. The event features a program of talks, panels, and Q&A sessions from today's aerospace pioneers, inspirational figures, and industry leaders who are driving the industry forward.
At the show’s flying display, attendees have a bird's eye view of today's most advanced jets and commercial aircraft taking to the skies, while the static display offers the opportunity to get up close with pioneering aircraft on the ground. Throughout its storied history, the FIA has seen the debut of many famous aircraft, including the passenger Vickers VC10, Eurofighter and Lockheed F-35 fighters, and the giant Airbus A380 airliner.
A key theme of the FIA is order announcements in aircraft sales, jet engines, new technologies, and more from industry leaders and government representatives from around the world. Many major airlines firm their orders at the show, while others wait until the show to announce previously confirmed orders. When FIA was last held in 2018, it saw more than $192 billion worth of deals completed.
In addition to providing a range of new business opportunities, the FIA offers the ultimate networking opportunity for its global audience. With key organizations and global influencers all under one roof, it puts attendees in front of the right people This year, the airshow's networking opportunities have been expanded with the launch of the Business Connection Exchange, the evolution of turnkey chalets, and a new Space Zone located at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.
With business units in civil and defense aviation, CAE is an active participant at the Farnborough Air Show and is aligned with the event’s key themes.
Backed by 75 years of industry firsts, CAE is at the leading edge of digital immersion and provides solutions that make the world a safer place. At the Farnborough Airshow, we will demonstrate how we are envisioning the future of flight and building technology to accelerate the development and safe adoption of world-changing innovations.
CAE is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by consuming less, consuming better, and offsetting remaining carbon emissions. At the Farnborough Airshow, we will show how CAE’s unique capabilities and technological advancements are being implemented to reduce our environmental impact and inspire others to do the same.
With 13,000 employees in some 135 countries, CAE sees the diversity of its people as a strategic advantage. We take it upon ourselves to promote diversity outside of our organization as well. So, during the Farnborough International Airshow, we will announce an important initiative aimed at attracting an underrepresented group to an incredible profession.
For the first time in four years, exhibitors and visitors will be coming together for this exciting international event! Once again this year, CAE is proud to join our industry colleagues at the Farnborough Air Show to showcase our latest innovations and solutions developed for civil and defense aviation companies.
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