De Boer begins Farnborough International Airshow construction

Fifty De Boer staff have arrived on-site at the Farnborough Airfield, where they will spend the next three months building four giant exhibition halls ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow.

Around 200,000 visitors are expected to visit the Airshow across seven days in July, which will reach over a kilometre in length.

“This year we are providing an extra 5,000sqm of exhibition space in comparison to the show held in 2014 due to increased demand from exhibitors – in total we’re expecting over 1500 exhibitors to be housed in four of De Boer’s massive Jumbo Halls,” said Katie Storey, De Boer project manager, who has worked on the Farnborough International Airshow for the last six years.

The additional exhibition area will house dedicated family activities, merchandise tents and two grandstands allowing spectators to watch the air displays. The area will then be dismantled over the weekend, ready for business as usual at the airfield on Monday morning.

“The Airshow’s Hall One will be specially modified to include a lowered gable end to comply with the airfield’s instrumental landing system,” added Storey.

Grahame Jones, chief operating officer, Farnborough International said: “We have worked with De Boer at the Farnborough International Airshow for over a decade, working closely to deliver the best possible exhibition solutions for our world class event. De Boer’s understanding of our requirements means participants at FIA 2016 can expect an exhibition venue of the highest standard.”

According to the organiser, at the last Farnborough International Airshow in 2014, orders and commitments for engines and aircraft totalling a record breaking US$ 204bn (£243bn) were placed.