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Farnborough Air Show by numbers: Facts and figures

Get Hampshire has put together a few statistics ahead of this year's Farnborough Air Show

Farnborough Air Show

With this year's Farnborough Air Show only two weeks away, here are a handful of stats for you ahead of this year's show.

The air show has more than six decades of history and is still growing, 66 years after the first event at Farnborough Airport.

Here are a few statistics ahead of this year's display.

Age of the show

Farnborough Air Show

66

The first Farnborough Air Show was back in 1948 and featured the Saunders Roe SR.A/1, a twin-yet single-seat flying-boat fighter and the Vickers Viscount prototype.

More than 200,000 visited Farnborough Airport during the last air show in 2012.

More than half of the exhibitors at this year's show will be from abroad.

This year's air show will mark a century of aviation and 100 years since the start of the Great War. The 2014 event will feature the Great War Display Team.

This year's Farnborough Air Show will be the 41st. The event was annual until 1962 before becoming biennial.

The value of deals done in 2010 was significantly less than in 2008. Nevertheless the combined value of deals agreed at these two air shows alone comes to £83bn.

At least 18 countries will have pavilions during the trade week which will allow organisations to promote their businesses to other countries. This year Norway and Malaysia will have pavilions for the first time.

At least three new countries will have exhibits at the Farnborough Air Show. They are Malaysia, Thailand and Tunisia.

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