Farnborough International 2000 looms
31 March 2000
Farnborough International 2000 (FI2000) will be bigger and better than ever. Exhibition space is sold out Because of the great demand for space by Exhibitors, the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) the organiser, has provided an additional 13% of indoor space to that at Farnborough International 1998 (FI98).
Amanda Stainer, SBAC's Head of Exhibitions, says: "FI98 exceeded all expectations. The huge increase in both exhibitor and trade visitor attendance resulted in the SBAC's biggest and best show in the last decade. FI2000 is already showing every indication that it will be even better."
FI2000 will be held in July this year, rather than its traditional September slot. The trade days are 24th-28th July with the two public days on 29th and 30th July. Peter Taylor, SBAC's Director of Exhibitions, says: "The move to July will bring warmer weather. The SBAC has made a major investment of Ј500,000 to cool the 70,000 sq.m. of exhibition space to make the indoor environment as pleasant as possible for the large number of exhibitors and trade visitors."
SBAC says it expects a number of aircraft to make their first appearance at a Farnborough air show. Aircraft expected include:
Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey: It is planned to be in both static and flying displays.
Boeing Sikorsky Comanche: a Comanche was featured in the static display at FI98, but it is planned to fly at FI2000.
Boeing F-18E/F Super Hornet: planned to be in the Flying Display.
Boeing Business Jet - this is the first time for this aircraft at Farnborough International, although a mock-up was featured at Farnborough International '98.
Cessna - 8 aircraft are expected in static display, including the first appearance a for the CJ1, CJ2, Citation X and Bravo.
JSF Mock-Ups - Boeing will be bringing a mock-up of its contender for the JSF contract, and the SBAC believes that Lockheed Martin will display its contender inside the 'Lockheed Martin' building on the Exhibition site.
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