Along with the Paris Air Show, which is held in
odd-numbered years, Farnborough is an important
event for the aerospace industry, known
particularly for the announcement of new
developments and orders. As of the 2010 edition,
the show takes place in five indoor exhibition
halls and an outdoor aircraft static display.
Demonstration flights and a flying display are
held each day of the show.
On the last two days, the general public are
admitted, and some non-commercial items are
added to the static and flying displays. Since
1996, the show has had its own official radio
station operated by the staff and students of
near-by Farnborough College of Technology,
although it is not running in 2012.
"Airlines are looking for every possible
advantage to succeed, from efficiencies in
maintenance services to breakthroughs in flight
operations and information technology," Mancini
said. "Demand for this kind of support and
services is only going to grow as fuel prices
remain high, fleet size increases and airlines
look for ways to improve their overall
operations and reduce costs while focusing on
their core business, serving passengers."
The Boeing outlook for commercial aviation
services projects long-term growth in the MRO
(maintenance, repair and overhaul) market as
demand grows for parts and other MRO solutions.
Additionally, emerging systems and information
integration within airline maintenance
engineering, flight operations and information
technology departments will drive an increased
need for enterprise-wide solutions.