US$72 billion of confirmed orders at Farnborough International Airshow
9-15 Jul 2012
Orders and commitments announced at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) totalled US$72 billion for 758 aircraft, a 53% increase on order figures in 2010. To add further weight to the show’s success, 1506 Exhibitors from 39 countries took part with representation right across the supply chain and 20% Exhibitors have already rebooked for FIA 2014.
The first five days of the show attracted just over 109,000 trade visitors, 80 military delegations from 46 countries attended and a further 13 delegations from the civil sector. FIA 2012 also enjoyed support from Government with the Prime Minister opening the show and a further six Cabinet members making keynote speeches, as well as senior ministers visiting from the UK and overseas.
Changeable weather did not manage to dampen spirits as 153 aircraft took part in the static and flying displays and Sir Richard Branson presented a full-scale model of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two for the first time in Europe. 7,500 young people attended on Futures Day and 100,000 people turned out for the public weekend.
FIA 2012 Summary
- US$72 billion of confirmed orders and commitments for 758 aircraft
- 109,000 trade visitors over five days – Monday 9th to Friday 13th July
- 100,000 public visitors over two days – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July
- Total number of visitors over the FIA period - 209,000
- 1506 exhibitors from 39 countries
- 126,933 sq m of exhibition space – 18% increase on 2010
- 21 international pavilions and eight national pavilions
- 80 military delegations from 46 countries
- 13 civil delegations from 10 countries
- 153 aircraft in static and flying displays
- Futures Day, Friday 13 July 2012, hosted over 7500 young people
- 1690 international media representatives accredited
- 15,278 online media mentions over a seven-day period – 9th to 15th July
- 61 international broadcast outlets covered the show from the Farnborough site