Everything you need to know about FIA 2016

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Today we continue our series of blogs shining a spotlight on the year’s biggest trade shows helping you to decide where you should be exhibiting and/or visiting to see the best exhibition stands in 2016. In this blog we will be focussing on Farnborough International air (FIA) show 2016 the UK’s largest international air show and exhibition.


Before we go in to the facts and figures of why Farnborough international Air Show is a great place to visit or exhibit at its worth remembering that in doing so, you are going to get to see lots and lots of really fast and loud fighter jets and helicopters.  From F15’S to the Red Arrows, Farnborough Air show boasts the best in international air displays teams and attractions

Where and when

FIA is held biennially and will this year take place between 11-17th July 2016 at the Farnborough Aerodrome in Hampshire. The show is huge however, the organisers strongly advising using public transport and there is a full list of the options available to you here.

Record Breaking

During Farnborough international air show in 2014 a total of $201bn (£144bn) worth of business was agreed smashing all previous show records. Not only that a record number of exhibitors re-booked their stand space for 2016.

Who visits?

Everyone. In 2014 even the Prime Minister David Cameron came to FIA. The show is huge and very international with 67% of visitors coming from a country outside of the UK. The show boasts over 100’000 trade visitors who can visit 85 of the top 100 international Aerospace companies who will be exhibiting at the show. It goes without saying that Farnborough offers a completely unique and unmissable opportunity for those in the Aerospace industry to network, experience the latest technology and innovations the industry has to offer and most importantly do business. For a full breakdown of the shows visitor profile check out their website here.

It’s a dozen shows in 1

FIA is split into different zones and events covering all the different elements of the Aerospace industry. In 2016 you will be able to visit the Space Zone, the innovation zone, experience the spectacular air displays, listen to some of the world’s leading experts and industry leaders talk in a full events program, there is a futures day a delegation programme and national pavilions. You really need to plan your time wisely but you can be sure with 94% satisfaction recorded amongst 2014’s exhibitors that you will almost certainly not regret going.

Red Arrows FIA


With FIA 2016 fast approaching, if you are planning on exhibiting Astro Exhibitions are still avaialable for enquires to design and/or build stands for the show.

Contact us here to discuss how we can turn your concept in to the stand you want and need.

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