Farnborough Preparations

Structure specialist De Boer is preparing for the handover of Farnborough International Airshow’s (FIA) temporary exhibition facilities to organisers.
The transfer will be made to Farnborough International Limited (FIL) by the end of May.
De Boer has been working on site in Hampshire, UK, since February.  By the show’s opening in early July, the build programme will have run for 20 weeks.
Around 3,000 tonnes of equipment to erect the 861,112.8sq ft (80,000m2) venue were delivered by 200 articulated lorries.  In total, De Boer’s accommodation has enough floor space to park 3,400 double-decker buses, or even 50 Concorde aircraft.
Approximately half of the biennial airshow’s hospitality chalets, which will extend for around a kilometre in total, are already in place.  De Boer is also putting the roof sails onto the four exhibition halls.
A media centre, hospitality rooms, public dining areas, organisers’ offices, exhibitors’ chalets and merchandising areas are also being set up.
FIA is due to take place on July 9 and 15.  During the last event $47 billion in orders were announced among the 1,455 exhibitors and more than 250,000 visitors attended over the seven days.