05 August 2014
05 August 2014
Farnborough Airshow welcomed more than 80,000 visitors during its aviation spectacular.
According to the event organisers, as well as the five hour flying spectacular and static aircraft line-up, highlights of the show included Farnborough Airshow Live, hosted by television celebrities Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood who entertained the crowds with a mix of on-stage interviews and pre-recorded programmes. Other new additions and features included dedicated retail outlets, automotive features, a traditional fairground, and interactive entertainment from the Labyrinth of Invention, taking visitors on a journey through the history of aviation.
Show organisers, Farnborough international, are delighted at how the event was so positively received and has seen its social media following increase by nearly 20,000 followers.
Speaking about the show, FIL Chief Executive, Shaun Ormrod said, “Overall, we are extremely pleased with how the weekend went. We experienced the odd problem early on Saturday and the weather forecast could have been a little more favourable, but ultimately we think we’ve put on a great show and the social media comments reflect that.”
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).