Farnborough Airshow Unveils Development Plans

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Airshow organiser, Farnborough International Ltd (FIL), has revealed plans for the development of the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) that will maintain the events standing as a leading global trade event.

Located on the TAG Farnborough Aerodrome site in Hampshire, UK, the development plans include the transformation of the site into a world-class venue for the airshow and a diversified exhibition and events venue.

The development plans will see the construction of permanent A Row chalets and Hall 1 - delivering a much awaited departure from temporary structures - and new hard standing areas.

The permanent chalet buildings on A Row will be fit for purpose, offering reduced fit-out costs, on-site parking and permanent mains power, water and waste facilities.

The new Hall 1 will provide state-of-the-art conference and exhibition facilities and is due to start construction after the airshow in 2014.

FIL has already been awarded 2.5M funding from Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership allowing it to push forward with the A Row Chalet project (subject to the necessary due diligence and approvals). Construction is due to start later in the year with completion in time for FIA in July 2014. The funding, together with FILs own capital investment will see approximately 5m invested into the facilities on site in the run-up to the 2014 Airshow.

Shaun Ormrod, FIL Chief Executive, said, FIA has become one of the largest exhibitions in the world for the global aviation community and we want to maintain our leading position. With new airshows developing around the world, we are determined to ensure FIA continues to offer unrivalled facilities for exhibitors and visitors alike. Our vision is to create a home for our exhibitors and these development plans will achieve this objective.

Sir Gerald Howarth, MP for Aldershot (FIAs constituency home), added, FIA is a real asset to both the UK and the region. It is a major contributor to the local economy and showcase for the UK aerospace business which continues to be a world leader. The development plans for the FIA site will not only enhance the venue for the all visitors but also create an excellent exhibition and venue space for the wider business community - a real plus for the region.

See: HD Videos from Farnborough 2012 and other HD Videos


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