Farnborough Air Show

FAC Hosts Record Number of Members at Farnborough

 - July 16, 2018, 4:50 AM
Chief executive David Barnes believes FAC can help Farnborough globally expand.

This year's Farnborough International Airshow is expected to see 73,000 visitors and 1,500 stands in six different halls. Among these exhibitors is the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC; Stand 1320), the local trade association for the Farnborough Airshow. Notably, FAC will host a record number of members on its largest stand ever at the biennial event.

According to the nonprofit organization, approximately 27 businesses will have dedicated display space on its 190-sq-m (2,045-sq-ft) stand. “There was record demand for space on our stand with most places filled some months ago,” said Kim Yeomans, operations manager for the FAC. “With our largest stand so far and the highest number of members attending in more than 20 years, we’re anticipating another very successful event following on from the 2016 show.

“As one of the longest established trade association in aerospace and defense, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors from the UK, Europe, and the world, but also to making some exciting announcements of our own.”

The goal of FAC, which was established in 1997, is to act as a connection between global prime contractors, government, and academia with small and medium-sized enterprises in the supply chain. It also offers business support to its members, which are based nationally and internationally.

FAC can help members become more competitive through technology transfer and development, trade, sharing best practices, lobbying, and training. “It is more important than ever that the FAC leads the way as the ‘local' trade association for Farnborough to ensure the region maintains its prime position and continues to grow on a global scale,” said FAC chief executive David Barnes.