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June 27, 2012
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Farnborough International Airshow 2012 Preview
Farnborough International Airshow is the largest global event of its kind. A platform for some 1,400 exhibitors from the aerospace, defense, space and security sectors to showcase and demonstrate aircraft, equipment and technologies, the show is specifically designed to facilitate opportunities to meet, negotiate and announce business transactions.

Taking place every other year, the Farnborough International Airshow was attended in 2010 by more than 120,000 trade visitors with exhibiting companies announcing order figures of $47 billion during the show. The next Farnborough International Airshow takes place July 9 to 15, 2012. Visit the Farnborough site for more information.

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Air Show Headlines 
  • Farnborough air show may see 1,455 exhibitors
    Organizers of the Farnborough International Airshow predict a rebound for the U.K. air show, which is sold out. "The last two years have seen a very difficult economic environment, but 2012 is looking like it will be a really great show," said Farnborough International CEO Shaun Ormrod. The air show can accommodate about 1,455 exhibitors from about 70 countries. AIN Online (6/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analyst upgrades Boeing ahead of air show:   Analyst Yair Reiner from Oppenheimer & Co. upgraded Boeing ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow in July. Reiner upgraded Boeing stock from "Perform" to "Outperform" and set a $90 price target. "If manufacturing issues are indeed being resolved, the 787 represents the bulk of Boeing's top-line growth in the years ahead," said Reiner. Bloomberg Businessweek/The Associated Press (6/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • No orders at air show for Qatar Airways, CEO says
    The CEO of Qatar Airways says the carrier will not place any orders at the Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. "We have too many airplanes now. There will be no more orders," said Akbar Al Baker. Reuters (6/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Special Features 
  • Phased-array antenna system will be unveiled at show
    Phasor Solutions, a U.K. technology firm, will unveil a phased array antenna system for broadband access at the Farnborough International Airshow in July. The system enables Wi-Fi access on aircraft, ships and other moving vehicles. "Phasor is carving the way for the next decades of phased arrays by providing a paradigm shift in satellite communications," said David Garrood of Phasor Solutions. Electronics Weekly (U.K.)/UK Technology Startups blog (6/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analyst is positive about Bombardier CSeries
    Walter Spracklin, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets, notes "the merits" of Bombardier's CSeries. "The key is that significant investment opportunities emerge when emotion and fears are at their highest -- and we believe Bombardier represents one such opportunity," Spracklin said. Financial Post (Canada) (6/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wash. governor will lead delegation to air show
    The Washington Council on Aerospace met this month to devise a strategy for the Farnborough International Airshow, which will be held in July. Gov. Christine Gregoire will head a trade delegation of three exhibitors and 10 aerospace suppliers. In addition, more than 50 other companies from Washington will attend the air show outside London. HeraldNet (Everett, Wash.) (6/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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