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« on: July 19, 2010, 01:44:19 PM »
Anyone going to Farnborough this year (actually starts today I think)?
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Re: Farnborough
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 01:01:29 AM »
Why/For what?

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Re: Farnborough
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 05:26:41 AM »
I just read that overall sales at Farnborough 2010 are 3 times what Paris was in 2009! Boeing and Airbus had over $28b in sales alone!!!
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Re: Farnborough
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 06:18:33 AM »
I wasn't planning on ordering any, so...

Nah, seriously, Farnborough like Paris is a (primarily commercial aviation) trade show, so it's not high on my list. F-22 & A400M look good and their displays were well-received at RIAT Fairford last weekend, and always nice to see A380, B-52, Vulcan, Typhoon and Super Hornet. M-346 somewhat interesting. But that's about it, military-wise. The Pakistani JF-17 attending got me thinking, but I decided not to go this year.

I should have gone to RIAT10 to catch the F-22 and A400M, seeing other people's results... and how beautiful the weather was on Saturday... a missed opportunity.  :(


Yeah, A320/737s selling like hot cakes. And even the Russians are getting orders in. Finally things are getting better after 2 years of disappointing sales numbers.


Military orders, well, not much yet, right?
Embraer: LOI for 28 KC-390s for Brazilian Air Force (this was coming anyway, lol)

Semi-military:
Sikorsky: 3 (+12 option) S-70i (+ 12 S-70D option) BlackHawks by Saudi Ministry of Interior
AgustaWestland: 6 AW139 for Japanese coast guard


BTW: A400M has been called Grizzly
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