Farnborough Organizers Reveal Aircraft Visiting This Year’s Airshow

The organizers of the 2022 Farnborough Airshow have begun to give an idea of which aircraft will be flying during the daily flying display. The organizers today updated the list of aircraft appearing 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 nearer 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’re starting to get a taste of what to expect.


Airbus & Boeing are bringing three planes?

So far, Airbus and Boeing are only down to bring three aircraft to Farnborough Airshow this year between them. Given their presence in previous years, it wouldn’t be unexpected if both of the major manufacturers bulk their numbers up and bring a more comprehensive selection of aircraft than currently announced. The good news for fans of airliners is that all three are due to be flying when not on static display,

Aircraft Manufacturer Flying
A350-900 Airbus Monday-Friday
737 MAX 10 Boeing Monday-Thursday
777X Boeing Monday-Wednesday

Could this be the first major airshow to lack the 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 the Chinook Helicopter, while the Aerosuperbatics Wingwalker team will fly the Boeing Stearman to the show on Friday.

Embraer is bringing four aircraft

At the time of writing, six aircraft were listed on the show’s flying program. This will likely increase in the coming weeks as final aircraft lineups can be published relatively close to the date of the show. So far, it looks as though the organizers have only listed the days that the aircraft will be flying, and while times are listed, it is unclear if these are final.

Embraer is bringing the Tech Shark along with it. Photo: Embraer

The one aircraft that stands out from the crowd is Embraer’s Tech Shark. This aircraft’s livery debuted at this year’s Singapore Airshow and is an Embraer E190-E2 painted like a shark. It will be accompanied by the E195-E2 Tech Lion, though that aircraft will not be flying. According to the show organizers, the E190-E2 is scheduled to fly from Monday to Wednesday.

Aircraft Livery Flying?
C-390 Millennium N/A Monday
E190-E2 Tech Shark Monday-Wednesday
E195-E2 Tech Lion No
Super Tucano N/A Monday-Tuesday

Embraer will also be bringing its military C-390 Millennium aircraft. With a top speed of 989 kph, this aircraft is only down to fly on Monday. Embraer has one last trick up its sleeves, though. The Super Tucano is a Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft. This plane is also due to fly on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Aircraft not stopping in Farnborough

There will be plenty of flying visitors across the five days of the air show that won’t stop for a landing. These aircraft will instead fly from a nearby airport, complete a flying display and then depart. Aircraft not stopping at the show include,

Aircraft Days
F35 Monday (USAF), Tuesday (RAF), Wednesday (RAF)
RAF P-8 Monday-Wednesday
RAF Typhoon Monday, Thursday
Red Arrows (Flypast) Monday, Friday
Black Eagles Display Team Monday-Friday
Spitfire Tuesday-Friday
Boeing Stearman (Aerosuperbility Wingwalkers) Friday
Historic Army Aircraft Flight Friday
RAF Falcons Parachute Team Friday
Red Devils Parachute Team Friday
The Blades Friday
Black Cat Solo Display Friday

The Red Arrows will complete a flypast to open and close the show. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Read more: Why The Red Arrows Can’t Display At Farnborough Airshow

Turkish Aerospace Industries has a strong presence

Turkish Aerospace Industries plans to bring a strong lineup of aircraft to this year’s Farnborough Airshow, though most of these won’t be taking to the skies during the show. The company is bringing nine military flying machines to the show, though some are still a work in progress,

Aircraft Type Flying?
Aksungur UAV No
Anka UAV No
Gokbey Helicopter No
Hurjet Fighter Jet No
Hurkus Training Aircraft Monday-Friday
Simsek UAV No
T129 Helicopter ATAK Monday-Friday
T292 Helicopter No
Turkish Fighter Fighter Jet No

Even more aircraft are coming?

The list doesn’t end there. The last aircraft due to fly during the show (at the time of writing) is the Grob Tutor T1, flown by the RAF. This two-seat propeller plane was first flown in 1985 and is used by the Royal Air Force for elementary training. The small plane is set to fly on Wednesday and Thursday when not on static display. Describing the plane’s display, the RAF comments,

“The Tutor display will often begin with a dive from height in order to build up the speed necessary to perform its opening manoeuvres. It may not be the largest, loudest or fastest aircraft on the circuit, but this gives the pilot opportunity to show their skill and finesse. “

ATR Will bring the ATR 72-600, pictured here in Silver Airways colors at the 2019 Paris Air Show. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Eight more aircraft across a range of sizes are also due to show up in two weeks but won’t fly during the show,

Aircraft Manufacturer
ATR 72-600 ATR
SA Bulldog Beagle Aircraft
King Air 260 Beechcraft
Citation Longitude Cessna
DHC-6-400 Twin Otter De Havilland Canada
Saab SF340 (Cranfield University Flying Lab) Saab
S-70M Black Hawk Sikorsky Aircraft
Sea King Westland

As mentioned, the list is correct as of the time of writing. It is possible that aircraft could be added to the lineup in the coming weeks, but planes may also be taken off the list if they cannot attend.

Which of the aircraft listed are you most excited to see at the show? Let us know what you think and why in the comments!

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