FIA Connect will be an online platform to connect the global aerospace industry, taking place during what would have been the 2020 Farnborough International Airshow week.

Over five days, there will be a series of free-to-attend digital aerospace events, including a full virtual conference programme focused on topics leading industry and featuring high profile speakers, as well as range of business growth opportunities.

Friday 24 July will remain as Farnborough Friday - a day dedicated to STEM, training and opportunities within the aviation industry. This virtual hub will include careers advice, inspirational speaker videos, downloads and workshops. There will be a series of timetabled events as well as 'on demand' presentations and content. 

Cranfield University will be involved in the below sessions:

Thursday 23 July 09:45 - Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter Panel Session: How do we maintain the focus on diversity and inclusion as the industry recovers from COVID-19? 

Friday 24 July 13:10 - Dr Tom Budd, Virtual Aircraft Cabin of the Future. Take a 360 virtual tour.

Friday 24 July 13:20 - Careers in Digital Aviation panel discussion with the following speakers:

Katrina Armstrong (host)
Career Development Manager, Cranfield University

Professor Graham Braithwaite
Director of Transport Systems and Lead Academic for Digital Aviation, Cranfield University

Gin Williams
Software Engineer, Blue Bear Systems Research Limited

Carl Harris
Lead Line & Base Maintenance MRO Engineer, Boeing UK

Please visit the FIA Connect website for registration and full programme information. 

Please visit our Farnborough International Airshow page for more information on our Aerospace, Environment and Transport Systems capabilities. You can also download our current Aerospace capabilities brochure.

Location and travel details

All events will take place online. Please register here.

Who should attend

Those involved in the aerospace, aviation, space, defence and security industries as well as those looking to pursue a career or further training in these fields. There will be a focus on aviation and the environment as well as the future of the aviation industry and digital aviation. 


Free to attend.

How to register

Please register on the Farnborough International Airshow Connect website.