On the opening day of MEBA 2014, Farnborough International Ltd. (FIL) announced some encouraging news about its own show. The chalet doors were barely shuttered after this last summer’s event before exhibitors started booking space for the 2016 running of the iconic UK air fair. As of today, 64 percent of exhibition space is spoken for.
FIL commercial director Amanda Stainer said, “We’re making some quite radical changes at the show to support the changing demands of our exhibitors and visitors.” These include “a larger civil delegation program, improved participation initiatives from MRO rotary and machine tooling customers and enhanced exhibiting options for international and SME companies,” said a statement from FIL.
Stainer added: “2016 is also the centenary anniversary for Boeing and we are in discussions with them regarding their presence at the show during this special time.”