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Is The Paris Airshow Bigger Than Farnborough?

Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:14 am

I just read today that the Farnborough airshow had only 100 static display aircraft in the 2004 show. I wonder how many aircraft were on static display at Paris last year. Is the Paris airshow bigger and better?
 
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RE: Is The Paris Airshow Bigger Than Farnborough?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:04 am

Has anyone done a count of the static aircraft on display at Farnborough this year? It would be interesting to know the number.
 
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RE: Is The Paris Airshow Bigger Than Farnborough?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:30 am

I was there today and they said there were around 150 on display. There were a lot of planes but 150 seemed high.
 
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RE: Is The Paris Airshow Bigger Than Farnborough?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:25 am

Paris is normally regarded as the premier airshow above Farnborough (and I'm a loyal Englishman!!!). I'm not sure if I can quantify why though.
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RE: Is The Paris Airshow Bigger Than Farnborough?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:48 am

I always considered Paris as the larger airshow as the An 225 usually appeared there along with the Airbus a300st beluga
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RE: Is The Paris Airshow Bigger Than Farnborough?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:14 pm

Just a thought.
Should the Farnborough show be rolled into the Paris airshow and then make it an annual show there?
 
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RE: Is The Paris Airshow Bigger Than Farnborough?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 5:28 pm

In 2004, there was a fair bit of talk of Farnborough dwindling in comparison to Paris, and even questions of whether it was worth continuing it in the future, or consolidating to the bi-annual Paris Air Show. I was just reading an article about this recently, though I can't recall where exactly.

Given this year's Farnborough seems to be a reversal of the trend, to borrow the phrase, stories of its demise have been greatly exaggerated...

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RE: Is The Paris Airshow Bigger Than Farnborough?

Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:06 pm

Farnborough used to be in September, but was recently moved to July to get better weather (too hot now!) and spike the rival Berlin show!
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