As the iconic airshow returns after four years, Airliner World has the lowdown on everything you need to know as the Hampshire gathering gets underway
Some are claiming this to be Farnborough’s 80th anniversary – is that true?
That’s not correct, although it depends how loosely you define the event The Farnborough we know today can trace its roots back to the pre-World War Two Hendon Air Pageant. The first of these took place on June 19, 1932, when the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) displayed the latest developments in aviation engineering. Three further events were held at Hendon before it moved to de Havilland’s airfield at Hatfield.