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26 Jul 22. Farnborough International Airshow 2022 marks the return of the aerospace industry. Farnborough International Airshow 2022 signified the revival of the aerospace, defence, and space industries, with new partnerships forged, contracts unveiled, commitments made and tens of thousands of professionals gathering to reconnect across the sector.
Setting the course of the industry for decades to come, sustainability, net-zero, advanced air mobility and space were the leading topics for exhibitors and attendees at the event, which took place 18-22 July, highlighting the industry’s dedication to driving positive change and building a more efficient, greener future.
The Airshow was opened on Monday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who welcomed global leaders from the aerospace and aviation industries to Farnborough, UK. Throughout the week 17 Ministers attended the Airshow alongside more than 30 Members of Parliament from across Government.
A strong backlog of aircraft and engine orders, bn-dollar global partnerships and contracts across the aerospace, space and defence supply chains were revealed by globally recognised leaders, such as Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, EasyJet and Embraer.
Airbus and Boeing announced deals between them worth $4.5bn to the UK at current programs and prices with 277 confirmed Aircraft orders and a further 81 options.
The deals, discussions and conversations at the Airshow demonstrated that across the sectors, there is a clear recovery following the global pandemic. Announcements by the Prime Minister and senior cabinet Ministers on the first days of the show included the Jet Zero Strategy, the Aerospace Growth Partnership Destination Net Zero Strategy and new Future Combat Air Strategy, accelerating the UK’s leading position within the global aerospace arena.
Opened with a virtual message from HRH The Prince of Wales, the inaugural Aerospace Global Forum showcased the demand for collaboration within the industry and the wider ecosystem, providing a panoramic look at the disruptive and existential challenges of the 21st Century and actionable steps to a cleaner, more efficient generation of aerospace.
On Friday, Pioneers of Tomorrow took place and saw thousands of young people attend the show to learn more about the exciting and fascinating careers available in the UK aerospace, defence, security and space industries.
Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International, said: “Farnborough International Airshow has cemented its position as the place to have important conversations about the future of aerospace. As a catalyst for pioneering innovation, we have demonstrated that the industry is setting out clear, ambitious plans and there is a new-found optimism for the future, made possible through strong strategies and collaboration. I look forward to seeing the innovation and pioneering partnerships established at the event between exhibitors and leaders continue to flourish”.
Kevin Craven, CEO of ADS Group said: “Farnborough International Airshow 2022 has returned bigger and better than before. It’s been fantastic to see increased and renewed confidence in the global aerospace industry as sustained recovery from the pandemic continues.
“Total deals on aircraft made across the show, including firm, options and commitments on aircraft, including business and regional jets, comes to $50.8 bn which is a positive boost for the industry. There is a clear demand for newer, greener and fuel-efficient aircraft alongside increasing market recovery as the sector looks to accelerate progress towards net zero by 2050.
“The Airshow has highlighted numerous opportunities for UK businesses in areas such as sustainability and advanced air mobility. We will work with our members to maximise these opportunities many of which demand innovation and the collaboration between Government and industry both in the UK and abroad.”
For more information, visit the Farnborough International Airshow website, www.farnboroughairshow.com.
25 Jul 22. Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense conference held in Sydney. The 24th annual conference will be co-hosted by Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell and Commander US Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino.
According to the Commonwealth, the event gives senior military leaders within the region and beyond an opportunity to convene to discuss pressing security issues for the Indo-Pacific, with ‘“Promoting the Rules-Based Order in the Indo-Pacific” serving as this year’s theme.
The conference is expected to discuss climate change, advanced technologies and the conflict in Ukraine.
Thirty countries are invited to the event, with representatives from the Indo-Pacific, as well as Europe, North America and South America.
Discussions this year are expected to follow on from the last annual Chiefs of Defense conference, with quarterly events expected to address pressing issues into the future.
“It’s through continuous, open dialogue from engagements like this where our common set of values and our commitment to a secure and prosperous region bring us together to find more ways to increase interoperability and share information and technologies,” ADM Aquilino said.
Chief of the Defence Force, GEN Campbell, welcomed the opportunity to host the event in Australia.
“Australia is honoured to co-host the 2022 Indo-Pacific Chiefs of Defense conference with the United States,” GEN Campbell said.
“I look forward to advancing our shared interests in maritime security, health security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and information sharing, as we strive to create a more open, inclusive and resilient Indo-Pacific region.”
In June, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles met with his counterparts, Japanese Minister of Defense Kishi Nobuo and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III for a trilateral defense meeting at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue.
The meeting, held during the 19th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia Security Summit, was the 10th meeting between defence representatives from all three nations.
Throughout the discussion, the Defence leaders reaffirmed their continued support for the rules-based order and the UN Charter, rebuking Russia’s violation of international law through the invasion of Ukraine. The three called on Russia to comply with the International Court of Justice’s legal order issued on 16 March.
The meeting further opposed any actions that destabilise the security environment in the East China Sea and reiterated their support for activities in the South China Sea that are consistent with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The leaders confirmed their ongoing support for the 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal decision.
In particular, the ministers condemned North Korea’s ongoing ballistic missile and illegal nuclear warhead testing, maintaining their support for the United Nations Security Council Resolutions calling for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
The representatives also reaffirmed their commitment to building regional security and governance architectures in the Indo-Pacific, including the Pacific Islands Forum, the South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting and Japan Pacific Islands Defense Dialogue (JPIDD). (Source: Defence Connect)
19 Jul 22. Founded by GAMI, Saudi Arabia’s World Defense Show, which launched in March 2022, is already planning for the next edition, which is set to take place from 4-8 February 2024. The inaugural edition saw over 600 exhibitors and over 65,000 visits throughout four trade days, in the Kingdom’s capital of Riyadh. Following the success of the first-ever World Defense Show, and largest event of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which resulted in SAR 29.7 bn ($7.9 bn) in deals and announcements, has affirmed unprecedented demand from the local and global defence market.
Moreover, it is naturally paramount to WDS to continue to support the Kingdom’s defence sector strategy along the Kingdom’s historic localisation journey, by building on the show’s successful showing in its inaugural edition. With this strategic objective in mind, the organisers have conducted extensive post-show research to help inform plans to enhance the experience and optimise opportunities for WDS attendees and participants. Independent survey results revealed that 88% of attendees are highly likely to return to Riyadh for the 2024 edition. Overall, 95% of visitors rated exhibitor quality between ‘good’ and ‘excellent’ as organisers confirm 30% of exhibition space has already been re-booked by major industry players highly keen to exhibit at World Defense Show 2024.
As part of the enhancement initiatives to address the high demand, WDS organisers are reviewing potential expansion plans to include a third exhibition hall offering Participants additional exhibition space, to compliment the two existing main halls. Moreover, WDS is set to grow from a four- day trade event to five days, accommodating opportunities for a broader variety of industry professionals to discover the world of defence.
Andrew Pearcey, Chief Executive Officer of World Defense Show, commented: “The incredible feedback we received from the industry, following the success of our first edition, has propelled us to continue growing and enhancing the offering of the show. We strive to serve and satisfy the industry’s needs, so it is crucial that we work alongside all our partners to ensure we continue to evolve all areas of the show.”
Major global players including defence giants Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics and John Cockerill Defense were amongst those who participated in 2022, signing major deals with local companies. Many key local manufacturers the likes of Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), Science Technologies, NCMS, Wahaj, governmental entities, and up-and-coming local industry players, exhibited at the show as well.
Under the Patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, World Defense Show’s flagship defence event founded by GAMI, focuses on military interoperability across air, land, sea, security and satellite defence systems.
The biennial event enables the industry to keep pace with developments across defence and technology. By connecting key defence contacts, primes, SMEs, and buyers, World Defense Show has laid the foundation to advance the defence industry, showcase future technologies and address the challenges presented via defence systems integration. (Source: www.joint-forces.com)
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