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Farnborough Air Show: A digital experience

The Farnborough International Air Show is a weeklong event that promotes innovations in the aviation industry and helps connect trade members, suppliers and buyers.The air show takes place every two years and is one of the largest shows of its kind. In 2018, there were 80,000 visitors from 96 countries.

Due to COVID-19, the air show will be a digital experience for 2020. This year, Raytheon Technologies will showcase its latest innovations in jet engines, radar capabilities, weapons systems and cybersecurity via a digital experience.

When is the Farnborough Air Show

The 2020 Farnborough Air Show will run from July 20 to July 24 in an all-digital format.

“The Farnborough International team is working hard to deliver a week of world-class content and thought leadership in order to provide some support to industry at a time when we cannot meet,” said Gareth Rogers, Chief Executive of Farnborough International, on the Farnborough Air Show website.

The five-day digital experience will include:

  • Comprehensive webinars from industry-leading figures to discuss topics such as space travel, the airline industry, defense and urban aviation.
  • A networking session to connect suppliers with buyers. This session is free of charge but will be held in private, secure virtual sessions.
  • Farnborough Friday, a day dedicated to addressing the skills gap in aviation. Sessions will provide career advice, workshops and inspirational speakers.


News from the Farnborough Air Show

Raytheon Technologies’ digital Farnborough experience will include information about our newest aviation industry innovations, panels from company experts and feature stories about the advanced components of the F-35, the future of air travel and our efforts to expand space exploration. 

Featured stories

All about the F-35. Any time the F-35 does something, there’s a good chance a Raytheon Technologies product played a part. Learn about the components that make the F-35 the most dominant, multi-role fighter.

Riding out the COVID-19 crisis. CEO of Raytheon Technologies Gregory Hayes discusses impact and recovery for the airline industry during COVID-19. Hear Greg’s response here.

The future of air travel. Take a look into what air travel will look like in the next decade.

Transformative Technology. Raytheon Technologies continues to lead with innovation in aerospace and defense. Find out how we’re shaping the future with AI, advanced propulsion and cybersecurity.

Pratt & Whitney President Chris Calio interviewed on Aviation Week podcast. Calio discussed “his hopes for the company’s commercial and military engine businesses, the road to sustainability and managing through the pandemic to a long term market recovery as part of a bigger company.”

US Navy takes delivery of new, more powerful radar. Wes Kremer, president of Raytheon Missiles & Defense, shares how the SPY-6 radar, recently delivered for installation on the U.S. Navy's new guided destroyer, handles multiple missions simultaneously, even in jamming or electronic attack environments.

Post-Merger, Raytheon Intel & Space sees role gluing together JADC2. Breaking Defense interviews Raytheon Intelligence & Space President Roy Azevedo, who discussed the companies envisioned position as the “glue” for future systems of systems.

Raytheon Technologies leverages merger synergies to mount bid for FAA network transformation. Collins Aerospace President Steve Timm and Raytheon Intelligence & Space President Roy Azevedo discussed what their companies can bring to the FAA’s FENS program.

Re-imagining air travel for a post-pandemic world. Among efforts by airlines and airports to make travel safer is the implementation of Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric solution to further reduce the need for human contact during travel.


Discussion panels

Visitors can find the FIA Connect agenda and discussion panels at  https://connect.farnboroughairshow.com/Agenda.

Commercial aviation relaunch and recovery (2021 and beyond) | Monday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. (ET)

LeAnn Ridgeway, VP IMS, Collins Aerospace, with Jack Goodwin, Deputy Director, Restart, Recovery and Engagement Unit, Department for Transport, Boeing VP Michael Delaney and Moderator David Stewart, Oliver Wyman discuss how to rebuild confidence in the airline industry and get passengers flying again.

Future European combat aircraft requirements | Tuesday, July 21, 10:00 a.m. (ET)

Claude Alber, VP Europe for Customer & Account Management, Collins Aerospace, with Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Richard Aboulafia, VP for Teal Group discuss how prepared European nations are to retain independent defence manufacturing capabilities. Moderated by Craig Hoyle, editor of Flight International.

Aerospace/Supply Chain 4.0 | Tuesday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. (ET)

Shane Eddy, COO, Pratt & Whitney, with supplier, Ben Adams from Hanwha Aerospace with Salesforce.com and Cap Gemini discuss how new processes and innovative Industry 4.0 can revolutionize the supply chain.

Spotlight interview | Wednesday, July 22, 6:00 a.m. (ET)

Raytheon Technologies CTO Mark Russell discusses how the newly formed company is driving the future of innovation in air travel, defence and space exploration.

Keeping our skies safe | Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 a.m. (ET)

Sean Camilleri, Principal Strategic Development Manager, Collins Aerospace, with Dr Katja Samuel, CEO of GSDM, Karim Cosslet of SOARIZON by Thales, Geoff Moore of Arup and Mark Westwood of Connected Places Catapult discuss how manned and unmanned air traffic management can identify legitimate drone flight from rogues to help support the growing drone industry. 

Welsh Government Round Table | Thursday, July 23, 8:30 a.m. (ET)

Raytheon UK CEO Jeff Lewis and Ken Skates, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

From supersonics to electrics: What chances for disruptive propulsion technologies? | Thursday, July 23, 10 a.m. (ET)

Frank Preli, VP of Propulsion & Materials Tech, Pratt & Whitney, with Murdo Morrison of FlightGlobal, Gene Holloway of Aerion Supersonic and Rob Watson of Rolls Royce assess the engineering and commercial prospects of disruptor technology such as supersonic business jets and battery-powered aircraft.

Space Talent | Friday, July 24, 11:20 a.m. (ET)

Sarah Carroll, Space Operations Lead for Raytheon Intelligence & Space along with Gareth Preece, founder of GPC Strategic HR, Kathie Bowden of UK Space Agency, Jacob Smith of Space Careers and Melanie Clift of ICEYE share what employers are looking when hiring for the Space sector.

Video interviews with Annabel Flores, VP of Electronic Warfare, Raytheon Intelligence & Space on air dominance, and Tom Laliberty, VP of Land Warfare and Air Defense, Raytheon Missiles & Defense on counter-UAS, will run on FIA Connect during the week.



How to get to the Farnborough Air Show

Viewers can access the Farnborough Air Show via the event website and register for the free, digital experience at https://connect.farnboroughairshow.com/Agenda.


Is the Farnborough Air Show open to the public?

The 2020 Farnborough Air Show will be open to the public and registration is free.