Up to five F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft
are scheduled to participate in the flying display at the
Farnborough International Airshow this summer.
The flying display will be the first
opportunity for many of the organisations involved in the
development of the aircraft to showcase their achievements in the
making of the aircraft to a major international trade audience.
FIL Commercial Director,
Amanda Stainer, said, "The fact that the UK MoD, US Marine Corps and US Air Force have chosen the Farnborough International Airshow
to demonstrate the aircraft is testament to the show’s standing as
a major international aerospace event. The F-35 joint strike
fighter programme is very significant for many companies that
participate in the show and they will be very excited at the
opportunity to demonstrate their participation in the programme."
Both the US Marine Corps and US Air
Force have confirmed that they plan to bring both the F-35A and
F-35B aircraft to demonstrate at the show. Furthermore, at least
one British jet is expected to participate.
Michael Fallon said. "The F-35s are the most advanced fast jets in
the world. Whether operating from land or from one of our two new aircraft carriers - the UK’s largest ever - they will ensure we
have a cutting edge and formidable fighting force."
plan for F-35 aircraft to take part in air shows here in the UK
this summer is a significant milestone – for our RAF and Royal Navy personnel training hard to fly the F-35; for British industry
who are contributing an impressive 15% of every aircraft; and for the British public who will have their first opportunity
to see this remarkable aircraft in action."
The F-35 will also participate in the
flying display at the public weekend allowing the general public
to enjoy the spectacle of this major new aircraft.
the news, Shaun Ormrod, Chief Executive for Farnborough International Ltd said, "Its great news that we can welcome the
F-35 to the show, visitors at the public weekend will be amongst
the first to see this aircraft outside the US. A full size replica
will be on static display while the real thing will fly in from
RAF Fairford to take part in the flying display. This, together
with the introduction of The UK Drone Show – another Farnborough
first, will make the public weekend of the Farnborough
International Airshow a show not to be missed."
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Farnborough Int. Airshow 2016 Defies Industry Expectations,
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AirAsia Orders 200 CFM LEAP-1A Engines,
Leonardo to Supply Canada with Nationwide Weather Radar System,
to Supply Gulf Air's B787-9 Business Class Seats,
Signs Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engine Services Agreement,
Air Europa Orders 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s,
Airbus and Rolls-Royce Create Integrated Parts
Availability Service for CX,
Expands Restricted Air Space Over Stennis Space Center,
Signs Contribution and
Shareholders Agreement with Alisarda,
Leonardo and BAE Systems to Support Avionics of RAF's Typhoon Fleet,
Orders Nine Boeing 737-800s,
AirAsia Orders 100 Airbus A321neo Aircraft,
PPG to Launch
Non-Stick Aircraft Coating Which Eliminates Ice Build-Up,
Orders 10 LM-100J Super
Hercules Commercial Freighter Aircraft,
Bristow Signs 10-Year Support Agreement for Sikorsky S-92 Helicopters,
Indianapolis to Host AIA's Supplier Management Council Conference,
Civil Aircraft to Open Beijing Office,
Logistics for Aerospace) Acquires STAG Group,
Virgin Atlantic Orders 12 Airbus A350-1000 Aircraft,
Rockton Signs LOI for 10 MRJ90 Aircraft,
S-76D VIP Helicopter Receives Expanded EASA Validation,
Forecasts Demand for 39,620 New Airplanes,
Airways Orders Three More Gulfstream G650ERs,
GKN Aerospace Signs B737 Windows
Contract with Spirit Aerosystems,
Signs Data Analytics Agreements with Six Airlines,
Stevens Joins Board of Pattonair as Non-Executive Director,
First British ESA Astronaut to Visit Space to Attend Farnborough Int. Airshow,
Farnborough Int. Airshow 2016 Attracts Over 360 Exhibitors from U.S.,
GIFAS to Host 45+ French Companies at Farnborough Int. Airshow 2016,
Airbus to Showcase Wide Range of Technologies at Farnborough Airshow,
Aerospace Lancashire to Have Largest Ever Presence at FIA 2016,
Elbit Systems to Launch New Products at
ATR to Showcase 72-600 and New Technology at Farnborough Airshow,
and Black Kite to Launch TFD Simulator at FIA
Qatar Executive to Showcase Two Aircraft at
Farnborough Int. Airshow 2016,
Farnborough Airshow 2016 Attracts More International Participation, Over 20 Nations to Host Pavilions at Farnborough International Airshow 2016, F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Participate in Flying Display at Farnborough Int. Airshow
and Emma Carter Joins Farnborough International as Commercial Project Manager.
Much more news, HD
videos, high res photography and exclusive interviews from Farnborough Airshow 2016
will be uploaded once they are ready.
HD videos from other select airshows: HD Videos from the Singapore Airshow 2010,
HD Videos from Asian Aerospace 2011,
HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2012,
HD Videos from Farnborough 2012,
HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2014.
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