What can we expect at the Farnborough Airshow 2022?

Airshows often feature breakthrough technologies, lucrative aircraft deals, airplane displays, and a number of interesting discussions on the most relevant topics.  

The Farnborough Airshow 2022 is one of the top aviation events and brings together key players in the space, aviation, and defense industries. The United Kingdom’s largest airshow will take place between July 18 and July 22 and is the first time the FIA has opened its doors since 2018. 

80,000 people are expected to attend the event where more than 1000 exhibitors will showcase their products and services from across the world. However, this year’s airshow will be slightly different because the organizers have banned Russian participation amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.  

So, as the industry returns for the Farnborough International Airshow, what can we expect to see at this exciting aviation event? And what should we be on the lookout for? AeroTime takes a closer look at this year’s line-up. 

Flying displays 

While the list of participants is yet to be finalized, the most significant defense and commercial players such as Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer are preparing for the show. 

Boeing will demonstrate its largest variant of the 737 MAX family, the 737 MAX 10, in a flying display. The newest 777X widebody will join the 737 MAX 10 in daily flying. It is worth noting that the Farnborough Airshow will be the fourth international venue to feature the 777X aircraft. 

Meanwhile, Airbus will only present the A350-900 widebody capabilities in a daily flying display. 

Also flying at Farnborough will be Embraer’s E190-E2 aircraft. 

On the defense side, the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) will demonstrate the F-35 fighter jet, the Chinook helicopter, the Poseidon P-8, and the Typhoon. The United States Air Force (USAF) will also display the F-35 fighter in a fly past. 

Additionally, British civilian aerobatic team ‘the Blades’ will appear at the show. The Royal Air Force aerobatics team Red Arrows will also perform a flypast. 

Static displays 

Alongside the A350-900, Airbus will display its A220-300 aircraft.  

Over to defense, and European aircraft manufacturer will showcase five additional aircraft, including the C295, the A400M, the H175M, the H145M and the H135. 

The Boeing 737 MAX 10 and the Boeing 777X aircraft will also be available in the static display. The American aircraft manufacturer will demonstrate its CH-47 Chinook, P-8A Poseidon, F/A-18E/F among defense platforms on display. Additionally, Boeing’s joint venture Wisk Aero will present its unmanned all-electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL).   

Brazilian plane maker Embraer will show its E190-E2, E195-E2, and its C390 Millennium military transport aircraft, in addition to the Embraer Super Tucano turboprop light attack fighter. 

Swedish aircraft manufacturer Saab is bringing its SF340 twin-engine turboprop, while ATR will display its ATR 72-600 regional aircraft. 

Business aviation enthusiasts will be able to catch sight of Gulfstream’s G650ER, G500, G600, and G700 business jets. 

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