Farnborough International Airshow 2018

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Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Wed 29 Nov 2017, 12:50 am

effects wrote:
Amp wrote:Well said Rampvan. The world leading trade-show aircraft line-up will be announced in due course and will be great as usual. With lots of associated items see in the new permanent buildings too. I just hope the weather behaves this year.

Fingers crossed I don't think I could go through another one of those mega showers!!!


I've only just dried out !

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Wed 29 Nov 2017, 3:16 am

boff180 wrote:Doesn't matter if it is the public or trade day lists, FIA attracts enthusiasts through rare and interesting aircraft only seen here.

It doesn't attract enthusiasts for things that can be seen at multiple shows around the country in better photographic conditions for less than the £34 earlybird or £42 in advance ticket price FIA are asking... for the public days.




So your assuming that everyone attending the show is an enthusiast ! ?

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Wed 29 Nov 2017, 8:54 am

Rampvan wrote:
effects wrote:
Amp wrote:Well said Rampvan. The world leading trade-show aircraft line-up will be announced in due course and will be great as usual. With lots of associated items see in the new permanent buildings too. I just hope the weather behaves this year.

Fingers crossed I don't think I could go through another one of those mega showers!!!


I've only just dried out !



Camera never did!

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Wed 29 Nov 2017, 9:35 am

If the Sikorsky CH-53K follows up Berlin with Farnborough, it might be worth a trip.

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Mon 04 Dec 2017, 7:41 pm

boff180 wrote:Unsurprisingly,

Russian military demonstrator aircraft/displays have been banned from appearing at FIA 2018 by the Government.

There is currently an EU wide ban on the movement of Russian military equipment.

Andy


Just trying to avoid their urges to "annex" wherever they land.

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 12:39 pm

Sooo... initial trade day participation..... from the layout plan (shaded in = 2018, outline only = 2016 to be ignored)....

Boeing 757-300
Boeing 767-400
Boeing 747-800
Boeing 777-300ER
Airbus A350-200
Antonov An-124
Antonov An-132
TAI T-129 ATAK
TAI Hurkis
Sikorsky S70i - assumed to be a TAI T-70
TAI Anka UAV
Westland Sea King
Gulfstream G650 (possible JSTAR/AWAC config)
Lockheed Martin F-35(A?)
Mitsubushi MRJ90 - x2
Boeing F-15
Lockheed Martin C-130J
Boeing CH-47
King Air B200
Dart 450
DA42 MPP Geostar x2
DA62
Twin Otter
Starduster
Embraer KC-390
Embraer E-190 E2
BAE Hawk
Sikorsky MH-60
Bell MV-22 Osprey
Bell 505
Bell 429

Lots of space to be filled still.

Andy

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 12:48 pm

boff180 wrote:Sooo... initial trade day participation..... from the layout plan (shaded in = 2018, outline only = 2016 to be ignored)....

Boeing 757-300
Boeing 767-400
Boeing 747-800
Boeing 777-300ER
Airbus A350-200
Antonov An-124
Antonov An-132
TAI T-129 ATAK
TAI Hurkis
Sikorsky S70i - assumed to be a TAI T-70
TAI Anka UAV
Westland Sea King
Gulfstream G650 (possible JSTAR/AWAC config)
Lockheed Martin F-35(A?)
Mitsubushi MRJ90 - x2
Boeing F-15
Lockheed Martin C-130J
Boeing CH-47
King Air B200
Dart 450
DA42 MPP Geostar x2
DA62
Twin Otter
Starduster
Embraer KC-390
Embraer E-190 E2
BAE Hawk
Sikorsky MH-60
Bell MV-22 Osprey
Bell 505
Bell 429

Lots of space to be filled still.

Andy


No A380? Interesting....

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 12:50 pm

This is the very first layout plan, they get updated monthly - the area Airbus usually dominate still shows the 2016 aircraft at the moment :-)

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 1:13 pm

Just downloaded the plan, any idea what the different shading colours represent?

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Tue 05 Dec 2017, 3:49 pm

Bizzareley I was just looking at that plan and trying to work out if they had just used the aircraft layout from the last show? There are a couple of new bits like the 757F, Seaking and MRJ so must be a new one.

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Sun 10 Dec 2017, 6:43 am

boff180 wrote:Sooo... initial trade day participation..... from the layout plan (shaded in = 2018, outline only = 2016 to be ignored)....


Airbus A350-200


Andy


Is the -200 a typo on the A350 line? There are A350-900 and A350-1000 variants currently, and a not-yet-built A350-800 (with very few orders).

Thanks
Alisdair

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Sun 07 Jan 2018, 8:34 pm

boff180 wrote:Sooo... initial trade day participation..... from the layout plan (shaded in = 2018, outline only = 2016 to be ignored)....

Boeing 757-300
Boeing 767-400
Boeing 747-800
Boeing 777-300ER
Airbus A350-200
Antonov An-124
Antonov An-132
TAI T-129 ATAK
TAI Hurkis
Sikorsky S70i - assumed to be a TAI T-70
TAI Anka UAV
Westland Sea King
Gulfstream G650 (possible JSTAR/AWAC config)
Lockheed Martin F-35(A?)
Mitsubushi MRJ90 - x2
Boeing F-15
Lockheed Martin C-130J
Boeing CH-47
King Air B200
Dart 450
DA42 MPP Geostar x2
DA62
Twin Otter
Starduster
Embraer KC-390
Embraer E-190 E2
BAE Hawk
Sikorsky MH-60
Bell MV-22 Osprey
Bell 505
Bell 429

Lots of space to be filled still.

Andy


hi boff180,
could you tell me how to find the above lay out plan , I've been onto the web site but can't for the life of me find it... I used it last time very useful.
regards,
dave...

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Sun 07 Jan 2018, 8:39 pm

Is it this one https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/trade/exhibiting/download-centre/?page=2#results ? Outdoor exhibits plan

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Mon 08 Jan 2018, 5:36 pm

hi,
thank you Berf, I've got it now...
regards,
dave...

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Tue 09 Jan 2018, 12:24 pm

Self confirmation by the Flying Bulls...

Appears to be a 4 ship of the B-25, P-38, Corsair and an Alpha Jet.

Andy

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Wed 10 Jan 2018, 3:36 pm

boff180 wrote:Self confirmation by the Flying Bulls...

Appears to be a 4 ship of the B-25, P-38, Corsair and an Alpha Jet.

Andy


Latest version of each? :whistle:

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Wed 24 Jan 2018, 7:58 pm

Sadly 2016 was my first FIA that I willingly didn’t attend ,after the jet fest of RIAT I just couldn’t work up the enthusiasm to go and saved my pennies,the debacle of the Reds ,combined with a stale and lack lustre line up put this seasoned attendee off, whether I decide to attend this year is yet to be decided but my gut instinct will be why have a McDonald’s for dinner when I have just finished a 5 course lunch!!

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Wed 24 Jan 2018, 11:15 pm

2016 was my first visit to FIA. Whilst there was a few eye opening moments, most notably the Airbus demo There wasnt realy enough to tempt me back again.. I may do yet..but so far theres nothing unique at Farnborough this time around. RIAT i am investing the thick end of a week on though..

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Thu 25 Jan 2018, 10:41 am

The confusing thing about FIA Public Days is that the 'Great & Good' don't belong to Forums & rely on years-past experience or lavish modern advertising to make their attendance commitment. Most will have no idea about just how untenable Farnborough is as an 'Air-show' venue, or that the more interesting items from the Trade show will have left already!
On the Sunday of the last FIA the 'Reds' flew past with the A400M Atlas, if I had a Pound for everybody that asked when they were coming back to display I could buy Day Tickets for us all ?? (maybe instead of doing Community Service?)
When I said they were halfway back to Scampton & the reason why, both Kids & Parents went into meltdown! It suddenly dawned on them that a major-league fleecing had occurred, but only a few actually burst a blood vessel once they knew the Full Monty was still available for a nominal outlay at Eastbourne or Bournemouth. :wink:
If FIA treat their Public in that way, then the days of the 'Weekend for the Great Unwashed' is surely over & rightly so!....but just possibly that's the Business Plan in essence? :shock:

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Fri 26 Jan 2018, 6:13 pm

More cutting edge aircraft being confirmed!! :surrender: :surrender:

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Fri 26 Jan 2018, 6:39 pm

Tom105 wrote:More cutting edge aircraft being confirmed!! :surrender: :surrender:


Hmmm, Cessna Bird Dog. It'll be so small in the sky due to distance & height rules you'll need powerful binoculars to see it!

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Fri 26 Jan 2018, 6:50 pm

Indeed bit of an embarrassment, hardly what Farnborough is meant to be

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Sat 27 Jan 2018, 12:47 am

Tom105 wrote:Indeed bit of an embarrassment, hardly what Farnborough is meant to be


True. Although historic enthusiasts might like a Bird Dog, to be frank it's only really suitable for displaying at smaller venues and would be completely lost on a general public audience at somewhere the size of Farnborough. Just my personal opinion but it seems a weird choice to me.

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Sat 27 Jan 2018, 10:10 am

A Bird dog at FIA is like having baked beans with your Sunday roast. The two are just incompatible.

I'm really not sure what planet the organisers are on. Enthusiasts might give the Bird dog a glance but most of the FIA crowd are going to be bored witless by a flying speck.

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Sat 27 Jan 2018, 10:36 am

borismorris wrote:A Bird dog at FIA is like having baked beans with your Sunday roast. The two are just incompatible.


:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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