3 February 2020
This year, the Farnborough International Airshow will trade the "Public Weekend" by the "Farnborough Friday", reducing the event's duration to 5 days.
The Farnborough International Airshow will no longer have the weekend open to the public, from 2020 onwards. Instead, and so that the connection with the public is not lost, the organization decided to create the “Farnborough Friday”, in which the event opens its doors to the public, on its last day.
Farnborough International CEO, Gareth Rogers, said:
“The end of the public weekend will disappoint some, but for our exhibitors and professional visitors, the focus is on business and on access to the talents needed to sustain global competitiveness.”
With this measure, the organization hopes to inspire the next generation of pilots, engineers and innovators, involving more young people with the sector by giving them the opportunity to get to know directly the companies exhibiting at the fair.
Air displays will continue to take place every day of the event, also featuring the latest commercial and military aircraft exhibitions. Technologies that drive new products and manufacturing processes will also be on display for audiences on Friday, July 24th.
This is one of the most important events in the world for the Aeronautics, Space and Defence industries and takes place, biannually, in Farnborough (London). In 2020, the event will take place from the 20th to the 24th of July and AED is organizing a joint Portuguese participation, with a national stand at the event.
Airbus, Embraer, Boeing and other reference companies confirmed their participation in the AED Days 2019.
The event in Hamburg was postponed, without new dates, due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
The Cluster's main event will be held on the 6th and 7th of October, at Taguspark (Oeiras, Lisbon).