Confirming the scrapping of the event via social media on Friday afternoon, organizers said that they understood the news would come as a blow to the international aerospace industry, but the health and safety of attendees came first. It was scheduled for July 20, but will now be pushed back to 2022.
After very careful consideration, the unprecedented impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic has forced this decision in the interests of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors and staff.
It is with regret that we announce the Farnborough International Airshow 2020, due to take place in July, is cancelled. Read more here: https://t.co/aq9QhWxHF2pic.twitter.com/RafkqiNtm8
— Farnborough Airshow (@FIAFarnborough)
It’s a bitter blow for both British defence exporters and the aviation sector as a whole, with airlines left reeling following the global pandemic, resulting in the almost-total cessation of international air travel.
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