Farnborough organizers unveil planes visiting this year’s airshow
Organizers of the 2022 Farnborough Airshow have started giving an idea of the planes that will fly in the daily flight display. Organizers today updated the list of planes at the show, almost doubling it from the 23 planes shown yesterday.
Simple Flying will be on the ground in Farnborough to bring you the latest news. Keep an eye out for our coverage closer to the time.
In just over two weeks, tens of thousands of visitors will descend on Farnborough Airport for the first edition of the Farnborough Airshow since 2018. Final preparations for the show will be underway for many exhibitors, but we are starting to have a taste of what to expect.
Airbus & Boeing bring three planes?
So far, Airbus and Boeing are only set to bring three planes to the Farnborough Airshow this year between them. Given their presence in previous years, it would not be surprising if the two main manufacturers increased their numbers and offered a more complete selection of aircraft than currently advertised. The good news for airliner fans is that all three should fly when not on static display,
|737 MAX 10||Boeing||Monday Thursday|
Could this be the first major air meeting without an Airbus A380? Photo: Philippe Masclet – Master Films via Airbus
Boeing will also be represented by other parties bringing aircraft to the show. The Royal Air Force will bring the Boeing P-8 and Chinook helicopter, while the Aerosuperbatics Wingwalker team will fly the Boeing Stearman to the show on Friday.
Embraer brings four planes
As of this writing, six planes are on the show’s flight schedule. This will likely increase in the coming weeks as final aircraft lineups may be released relatively close to the show date. So far, it appears organizers have only listed the plane’s flight days, and while the times are listed, it’s unclear if they’re final.
Embraer brings the Tech Shark with it. Photo: Embraer
The one plane that stands out from the crowd is Embraer’s Tech Shark. The livery for this aircraft debuted at this year’s Singapore Airshow and is an Embraer E190-E2 painted as a shark. It will be accompanied by the E195-E2 Tech Lion, although this aircraft will not fly. According to the organizers of the show, the E190-E2 should fly from Monday to Wednesday.
|C-390 Millennium||N / A||Monday|
|E190-E2||tech shark||Monday Wednesday|
|Super Tucano||N / A||Monday Tuesday|
Embraer will also bring its C-390 Millennium military aircraft. With a top speed of 989 km/h, this plane is not ready to fly until Monday. Embraer has one last trick up its sleeve, however. The Super Tucano is a Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft. This aircraft is also scheduled to fly on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Planes don’t stop at Farnborough
There will be plenty of flying visitors over the five days of the air show who won’t stop for a landing. These planes will instead fly to a nearby airport, perform a flight demonstration, and then depart. Aircraft not stopping at the lounge include,
|F35||Monday (USAF), Tuesday (RAF), Wednesday (RAF)|
|RAF P-8s||Monday Wednesday|
|Raf Typhoon||Monday Thursday|
|Red Arrows (flyover)||Monday Friday|
|Black Eagles presentation team||Monday Friday|
|fire eater||Tuesday Friday|
|Boeing Stearman (Aerosurbility Wingwalkers)||Friday|
|Army Historic Airplane Flight||Friday|
|RAF Falcons Parachute Team||Friday|
|Red Devils Parachute Team||Friday|
|Black cat solo display||Friday|
The Red Arrows will perform a flypast to open and close the show. Photo: Tom Boon – Single Flight
Turkish Aerospace Industries has a strong presence
Turkish Aerospace Industries plans to bring a strong lineup of planes to the Farnborough Airshow this year, although most of them won’t be flying during the show. The company is bringing nine military flying machines to the show, although some are still in the works.
|Hurkus||Training aircraft||Monday Friday|
|T129||ATAK helicopter||Monday Friday|
|turkish fighter||Fighter jet||Nope|
More planes coming?
The list does not end there. The final aircraft due to fly during the show (at the time of writing) is the RAF-flown Grob Tutor T1. This two-seater propeller plane was first flown in 1985 and is used by the Royal Air Force for basic training. The small plane is scheduled to fly Wednesday and Thursday when not on static display. Describing the aircraft display, RAF comments,
“The Tutor display will often start with a pitch dive in order to build up the speed needed to perform its opening maneuvers. It may not be the biggest, noisiest or fastest aircraft in the world. circuit, but it gives the driver the opportunity to show his skill and finesse.”
ATR will bring the ATR 72-600, pictured here in Silver Airways livery to the 2019 Paris Air Show. Photo: Tom Boon – Single Flight
Eight other planes of varying sizes are also due to appear in two weeks but will not fly during the show,
|south african bulldog||Airplane Beagle|
|King Air 260||beech|
|DHC-6-400 Twin Otter||De Havilland Canada|
|Saab SF340 (Cranfield University Flight Lab)||Saab|
|Black Hawk S-70M||Sikorsky aircraft|
|king of the seas||Westland|
As mentioned, the list is correct at the time of writing. Aircraft may be added to the lineup in the coming weeks, but aircraft may also be removed from the roster if they cannot attend.
Which of the listed aircraft are you most looking forward to seeing at the show? Tell us what you think and why in the comments!