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UK Airshows 2022

Considering the current circumstances and the events of the past two years, 2022 looks more optimistic in terms of airshows. The past couple of seasons have been disastrous as far as airshows are concerned. Having said that, few events were delivered last year. However, nothing of the customary ratio and extravagance these activities usually involve.   

Here is a list of some popular airshows planned for this year. Among the world’s general feeling of pessimism and the glumness of the pandemic these events offer us a degree of cheerfulness.

Airshow / EventDateWeblink
Midlands Air Festival Alcester2nd June – 4th Junemidlandsairfestival
RAF Cosford Airshow Wolverhampton12th Junecosfordairshow
Battle of Britain Airshow Headcorn Aerodrome  24th – 26th Junebobairshow
Wales Airshow Swansea2nd – 3rd Julywales-airshow
Farnborough Airshow Farnborough, Aldershot18th – 22nd Julyfarnboroughairshow
List of planned UK Airshows for 2022

The New Airbus Atlantic

As part of a major transformation project announced last year, Airbus established a wholly-owned subsidiary. Airbus Atlantic estimates a business volume of €3.5 billion. According to the company’s official profile information, the new subsidiary would amount 13,000 employees, in five countries and in three continents. The team’s main mission is set to drive competitiveness.  For certain, Airbus Atlantic will strengthen Airbus by bringing forward new technologies and improvements in production, dealing directly with sustainability in aviation and identifying new aircraft designs. The company was officially established with the start of the new year on January 1st and is headed by Cédric Gautier, CEO of Stelia Aerospace. Airbus Atlantic will group all the activities and resources from the Airbus sites in Nantes and Montoir-de-Bretagne.  

Bumpy start for aviation

We are only at the start of 2022. Still, it isn’t difficult to see that it has been an uncomfortable beginning of the year for the air travel industry as thousands of flights have been cancelled worldwide, mainly because of weather and Covid 19 infections. The situation at Chicago’s main airports was messy as result from a winter storm. Yet, according to various reports the scene was chaotic at other major hubs around the USA too.

Other than weather for airports and airlines the Omicron variant challenge also brought disruption. For example, staffing shortages were high and also as authorities implemented additional health and cleaning procedures, this exaggerated the situation.

Anyhow, there are good news for air-transport as early signs indicate 2022 to be a good year. A number of industry commentators expect traffic to pick-up nicely. As borders reopen and consumer confidence returns many air carriers plan to resume normal operations.  

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