Farnborough 2008Back to Country
Date: 14-21 July 2008
Made by: Scramble, John Creasey, J. de Haan, Steve Mitchell, Dave Windsor, Scramble Messsage Board.
From 14-20 July the bi-annual Farnborough International Airshow was held at this airfield just west of London. Compared to previous editions, this year’s show saw fewer military visitors although some rare aircraft made their appearance. Highlight this year was the Israeli Air Force Gulfstream which showed its updated fuselage full of intelligence gathering equipment. Unfortunately it already departed to Israel after five days. Also the Saab 2000 AEW intended for the Pakistan Air Force was a treat. The cancellation of the RIAT made some of the participating aircraft at Fairford decide to go to Farnborough. Of these extra visitors, the T-1 Jayhawk was the most uncommon one. Because the runway at Farnborough is not long enough for a B-1 to land and/or take-off, only one of the pilots was present without an aircraft but with an information board about the B-1, looking a bit disappointed between its US Air Force colleagues next to their aircraft. The B-1 did make its appearance in the display program. A fi rst time visitor in the air display program was the Lockheed Martin F-22, which sadly only showed its skills during the show on Monday afternoon. India was present with both military and civilian aircraft and helicopters and was one of the biggest exhibitors. The ever impressive B777-300, this time in Air India livery, was on the static side, while its European competitor Airbus showed its A380 on the static display and in the air. With the American KC-X tanker program facing another new episode, EADS took the opportunity to show the refueling equipment of its A330 (or KC-45), but this time fitted on an A310 demonstrator. Of course, the main goal of the SBAC at Farnborough is for companies to sell as much aircraft (parts) as possible, and like every year the biggest competition was between Boeing and Airbus. Some of the most impressive orders were 50 B737-800s for the new company FlyDubai and 20 A320s, 25 A350s, and ten A380-800s, with options for five, ten, and five of each aircraft respectively for Etihad Airways. To prevent being partial, Etihad also ordered 35 Boeing 787’s and 10 Boeing 777-300’s. Embraer received others for up to 25 EMB190s while the Ilyushin Finance Company announced an order for 31 Tu-204s, along with options for another 30. We made a full report of the show on Monday 14 July and a list of visitors noted later that week. Since aircraft were towed from the static to the fl ightline and back often, and with some of the visitors being present for only a short period of time, it is hard to give a complete overview of the aircraft present. Nevertheless an impressive number of bizzjets could be noted during the week of the show. Various helicopters operated out of a temporary heliport. These are not included in this report. Textron Area: - Bell 429 nmks G-PATR Bell 407 Textron G-NOUS Cessna 172S Cessna G-OXLS Cessna 560XLS Cessna N208AE Cessna 208B Cessna N400BU Cessna 400 Cessna LC41 N405CJ Cessna 525A Cessna N680GG Cessna 680 Cessna N6189D Cessna T.206H Cessna N61910 Cessna 182T Cessna N968CM Cessna 510 Cessna Finmeccanica Area: MM62208/10-02 ATR42-400MP 3°Nucleo Aereo CSX62219/46-87 C-27J 311°Gruppo 119 MM55097/4-24 EF2000(T) IX Gruppo CIO CSX619 M311 Alenia 201 CMX617 M346 Alenia 003 MM81520/E.I.203 NH90-TTH 1°Gruppo Sqd Front row of helicopters: HB-ZUS AW119Ke Air Engiadina 14707 I-RAIU AW139 Turkish flag on tail EI-KEO AW109Grand Private Rear row of helicopters: M-513 EH101 Mk512 Esk 722 277 AW139 301sq XZ723 Lynx HMA8 815sq/LOEU I-CESR AW109Grand Elilombarda Entrance to pavilion: 97-2 Macchi MC.205V mock-up XT626/Q Scout AH1 AACHAF Cross Runway: ZJ694 Sentinel R1 5sq 9135 F-WWDD A380-841 Airbus 004 G-APSA DC-6A British Eagle N352F Kestrel F1 Farnborough 001 VT-VJL A330-223 Kingfisher Airlines Behind Sentinel: EC-003 DA20 Boeing 36735 - MQ-8B mock-up 980228 RQ-4A mock-up 505 X-47B mock-up Middle Pan - Front Row: G-TVCO GA-8 Airvan 06-101 HB-HZC PC-21 Pilatus 101 HB-FVC PC-12/47E Pilatus 1002 N7SJ SJ30 Sino-Swearingen PH-LLL PC-6/B2-H4 954 Middle Pan - Back Row: 569 G550 122sq 5069 (10-045)/SE-045 Saab 2000AEW for Pakistan SE-045 99-0064 C-17A 62nd AW 05-8157 C-130J-30 815th AS AFRC 84-0010/LN F-15C 493rd FS 91-0349/SP F-16CJ 22nd FS 95-0063 T-1A 99th FTS 166662/AD-275 F/A-18F VFA-106 G-CIRS SR20-GTS 1911 G-DISA Bulldog Mk125 ex Jordan 420 SE-MAA/501 DHC-8-311 Kustbevakning N770CP SR22-GTSx 3045 VT-ALN B777-337ER Air India 36312 Taxiway: D-CVJN Lj40XR Vista Jet 2091 F-WWEG (VT-KAT) ATR72-500 Kingfisher Airlines G-BWWW BAe3102 BAE Systems G-VLCN/XH558 Vulcan B2 Vulcan To The Sky N265DE Global 5000 JT Aviation 9265 N605BA CL-605 Bombardier 5707 Business Air Park - Rear Row: EI-GEM BAe125-850XP Airlink Airw. 258901 F-GVNG Falcon 2000EX Dassault 114 HB-JSZ Falcon 7X Dasnair SA 04 N3400H Beech C90Gti Beechcraft LJ1890 N36EU Beech G36 Beechcraft E3843 N58EU Beech G58 Beechcraft TH2219 N590EU Beech B350ER Beechcraft FL590 N7007Q (N711GD) Raytheon 4000 Sunflower RC-7 Business Air Park - Front Row: F-WWML LH-10 Ellipse LH Aviation N328CR Do328-310 Jetran Inl. 3160 N390EU Raytheon 390 N492SA S-92A Sikorsky 920004 N550GD G550 Gulfstream 5125 N552EU Beech 400A RK-552 PT-SZB ERJ135BJ Embraer 14501029 Behind Chalet Row J: IA1133 ALH Dhruv HAL DS75 ZE606/XF Viking TX1 615VGS ZH116/TB Vigilant T1 618VGS G-AVMZ BAe111-510ED cockpit section BAE Systems: ZK010 Hawk Mk128 BAE Warton Flightlines - Black Sheds: ZH247/US Vigilant T1 618VGS EC-HLA A310-324ET EADS 489 G-BSYI AS355F1 5197 G-BVEZ Jet Provost T3A as XM479 G-OBNL BN-2A 523 G-OFFO Extra 300 Barclays G-ZEXL Extra 300 Barclays G-ZXCL Extra 300 Barclays G-ZXEL Extra 300 Barclays N325FS PC-12/47 FLIR Systems 746 Executive ramp: N60LJ Learjet 60XR Bombardier 283 Temporary Hangar Area / Heliport: IA1136 ALH Dhruv HAL J4042, J4043, J4049 ALH Dhruv Sarang Demo Team J4050, J4063 ALH Dhruv Sarang Demo Team CSX62127 C-27J Alenia CMX616 M346 Alenia 002 N609AG BA609 AgustaBell NX71MY Vickers Vimy replica VT-HAM ALH Dhruv DS35 Northern flightline behind trees: ZJ910/BV Typhoon F2 29sq ZJ911/BZ Typhoon F2 29sq ZJ919/DC Typhoon F2 11sq 91-0388/SP F-16C 52nd FW 166658/AD-216 F/A-18F VFA-106 Flying only: 05-4101/FF F-22A 94th FS ‘1FW’ Visitors 12th: A9C-BAH G-IVSP Bahrain Amiri Flight G-RRGN Spitfire PR.XIX ex PS853 Visitors 13th: 2801 A319-115X 241.olt A6-RJX B737-7AK Royal Jet C-FBDR Global Express Bombardier Inc +14 G-KPEI Ce560XLS Queensway Visitors 14th: U-05 Fokker 50 334sq ZD703 BAe125 CC3 32(TR)sq 3D-BIS LJ45 DiAir Executive A9C-BAH G-IVSP Bahrain Amiri Flight CS-DFE Falcon 2000 NetJets Europe CS-DFU Ce560XLS NetJets Europe CS-DMD Beech 400A NetJets Europe CS-DRP BAe125-800XPi NetJets Europe CS-DXH Ce560XLS NetJets Europe D-AMBI Falcon 900EX Vibro Air Services D-CAAE Lj55 Air Alliance Express F-GESP Falcon 2000 Dassault G-CDFY Beech B200 BAe Systems G-CITJ Ce525 Centreline G-ECJI Falcon 10 Fleet International G-FJET Ce550 Worldstage G-FRYL Raytheon 390 Hawk Air G-GMAA Lj45 Gama Aviation G-HMEI Falcon 900 Private G-LEAI Ce510 London Executive G-OBNL BN-2A-21 B-N Group G-OMJC Raytheon 390 Manhattan Jet Charter G-PREI Raytheon 390 Manhattan Air G-REYS CL-604 TAG Farnborough G-SIRS Ce560XL London Executive G-VONJ Raytheon 390 Von Essen Aviation G-XONE CL-604 Gama Aviation G-YPRS Ce550 HB-JEX Global Express TAG Aviation I-ACLH Do328-310 Itali Airlines M-FIVE Beech B350 M-LLGC Global 5000 LL Avia Mngt N12U G-IV United Technologies N200GA G200 Moon, Sun & Stars N232K G-IVSP LLC N41EU Beech B200GT Holmes Excavation N5NG G-IVSP Northrop Grumman N526EE G-V Ernie Els. N571BA CL-604 CEF 2002 N573BA CL-604 CEF 2002 N7070A CeS550 N835BA B737-7BC Boeing N836BA B737-7BC N842PA G-IV Presidential Aviation N99BB Ce750 Cessna VP-BRA Falcon 2000EX EF Education Visitors 15th: 2801 A319-115X 241.dlt 125/XO TBM-700A ETEC00.065 MM62164 P180 311°Gruppo RSV MM62244 Falcon 900EX 93°Gruppo TS T-783 Falcon 50 LTDB 166376 C-37B VR-1 North Apron/Terminal Ramp: CS-DFE Falcon 2000 NetJets Europe HB-JEX Global Express TAG Aviation OH-VMF Lj60 Jetflite Hanger Apron: F-GESP Falcon 2000 Dassault G-EVRD Raytheon 39 Commercial Avn G-GMAB BAe.125-1000B Gama Aviation. G-MDBA Falcon 2000 TAG Aviation G-XONE CL-604 Gama Aviation HB-AEU Do328-310 Swiss Jet HB-JFO Global Express TAG Aviation SA I-ACLH Do328-310 Itali Airlines VP-BFV Falcon 900EX International Jet Tower Apron: 3A-MRG Ce525B Roberto Giori 3D-BIS LJ45 DiAir Executive D-CAAE Lj55 Air Alliance Express G-ECJI Falcon 10 Fleet International G-FJET Ce550 Worldstage G-FRYL Raytheon 390 Hawk Air G-LEAI Ce510 London Executive G-OMJC Raytheon 390 Manhattan Jet Charter M-GLRS Lj45 Bombardier N9NG Ce750 Northrop Grumman N200GA G200 Moon, Sun & Stars N571BA CL-604 CEF 2002 N573BA CL-604 CEF 2002 OE-GNF Lj60XR VistaJet OK-KAZ BAe 125-900XP Grossman Jet Serv. SX-IDA G200 Gainjet Aviation West 1 Apron: A9C-BAH G-IVSP Bahrain Amiri Flight D-AZEM Falcon 900EX N835BA B737-7BC Boeing N836BA B737-7BC VP-BRT B737-7BC Roustam Tariko West 2 Apron: G-HMEI Falcon 900B Whisky Ramp: C-FBDR Global Express Bombardier D-AMBI Falcon 900EX Vibro Air Services M-LLGC Global 5000 LL Avia Mngt N5NG G-IVSP Northrop Grumman N99BB Ce750 Cessna N232K G-IVSP LLC N500GV G-V Aerolinx LLC N526EE G-V Ernie Els N771JT G550 TAG Aviation USA N842PA G-IV Presidential Aviation VP-BRA Falcon 2000EX EF Education Visitors 16th: MM62243 A319-112CJ 306°Gruppo TS V-11 G-IV 334sq Visitors/based 19th (additions only): North Apron/Terminal Ramp: EC-KFA Falcon 900B OE-LJR Do328-300 Welcome Air Hanger Apron: G-HPPY Lj40 TAG Aviation (UK) G-TAYC G450 TAG Aviation (UK) OE-GVX Lj40 VistaJet OO-FPA Ce560XL Flying Partners VP-BBX G-V Gama Aviation TAG Aviation Hanger: G-SIRJ Ce680 Bookajet Ltd M-EIRE CL-604 Private Tower Apron: N222WA Ce501 BKF Aviation N552EU Beech 400A West 1 Apron: A6-HEH B737-8AJ Dubai Air Wing N737GG B737-74Q Mid East Jet Miscellaneous: CS-DRX BAe125-800XPi NetJets Europe P4-ABC CL-604 Global Jet Visitors 20th: 3208 An26 SDoLt XX227,XX233,XX237 Hawk T1(A) Red Arrows XX253,XX260,XX264 Hawk T1A Red Arrows XX266,XX294,XX306 Hawk T1(A) Red Arrows XX308 Hawk T1 Red Arrows XZ722/671 Lynx HMA8DAS 702sq ZD250/630 Lynx HAS3S 702sq PA474/ HW-R & BQ-B Lancaster B.I BoBMF