The 2020 Farnborough International Airshow has been
cancelled due to “factors surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19.” The show was
scheduled to take place July 20-24 at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, United
Kingdom. Organizers previously stated that there was a record demand for space
at the 2020 event, with work underway to make room for more exhibitors.
“We understand this news will be an incredible
disappointment to all across the international aerospace industry, not to
mention our important exhibitors, suppliers and visitors,” show organizers said
in Fridays’ announcement. “We at Farnborough International share your
disappointment that we are unable to present the Airshow as planned, but rest
assured, we are determined to continue to work together and will ensure the
Farnborough International Airshow returns in 2022 better than ever.”
Approximately 1500 exhibitors from 96 countries were expected
to attend the Farnborough International Airshow, which is held every two years.
In 2018, the event saw more than 80,000 visitors and $192 billion in business
deals were announced.