Posted Jul 21, 2022, 5:32 PMUpdated on Jul 21, 2022 at 5:34 PM
The Farnborough Airshow which closes on Friday did not quite live up to expectations. It has acted well on the recovery of the aviation sector and some fine aircraft orders have been announced. But caution is still in order, and we are far from the exuberance of the last show before Covid in 2018, where commitments had concerned a record 1,400 planes for a theoretical price of 192 billion dollars!
“It’s a somewhat soft living room,” we heard in the aisles. It must be said that the heat wave which raised the heat of the tarmac to around 40 degrees did not help to attract the crowds. And aside from Boeing’s 777X jumbo jet, there was little new to admire on the runways. On the other hand, under the halls, the sector of flying taxis with electric propulsion, E-VTOL, rivaled him with futuristic and sympathetic models, even if none of them made a flight demonstration…