Farnborough Air Show preview: expectations and possible surprises

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July 4, 2016, © Leeham Co: The Farnborough Air Show begins next Monday and predictably, focus will be on orders.

With new airplanes from Airbus and Boeing past their development stages, conventional wisdom says there won’t be much new in this arena.

Don’t be so sure.

Bombardier is now on an upward trajectory, but don’t look for a big splash at #FIA16 (for those looking for this year’s Twitter handle). Embraer will have its E190-E2 at the show.

It’s Boeing’s 100th Anniversary and the company is rolling out the history for the show.


  • No new products from Airbus.
  • Boeing may have a surprise.
  • Low number of orders anticipated.

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