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South Carolina Attends Farnborough Air Show

Posted on 05 July 2012

South Carolina Attends Farnborough Air Show

Delegates from the state of South Carolina will be attending the 2012 Farnborough Air Show from July 9-15. South Carolina has a longstanding involvement in aviation and aerospace, with over 100 related companies rooted in the state.

Industry leaders in aviation include Boeing, GE, Northrop-Grumman and Lockheed-Martin. These industry leaders have ties to South Carolina and appreciate the state for offering a business-friendly climate, a skilled workforce, deep market access and reliable infrastructure, reliable and affordable energy, international investment.

Boeing uses technology that powers satellites and produces solar cells that can convert more than 40 percent of sunlight into electricity. Boeing demonstrates advanced aerospace and computing technology to help customers make electrical grids more secure and efficient, which brings down energy costs and reduces waste.

GE is another example of a South Carolina company creating energy efficiency in new technology. GE  uses less water, increases fuel diversity and produces a cleaner fuel with fewer emissions. GE’s wind turbines prevent as much as 18.3 million tons of greenhouse gases.

The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) is a global aviation event and attracts attention world-wide. The airshow takes place every other year for one week in July. The first five days, the exhibitions are traditionally trade day, followed by a weekend open to the public and fun for all.  The show opens to the public offering activities for kids, and a chance to learn more about aviation past, present and future.

The Farnborough Airshow dates back to the 1920 originally called the RAF Airshow. In 1952, the Black Arrows broke the world record in longest formation loop, 22-plane. This world record still remains unbroken. Initially Farnborough was an annual event, but changed in 1962 to the present-day biennial event.

Farnborough Air Show Tickets are on sale now.



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