Local Delegation Heads to Farnborough Air Show

The city that landed the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Center and is home to other global aviation leaders, including VT MAE, Continental Motors and Safran Engineering Services, has more work to do at the Farnborough Air Show next week.


A small delegation of business and community leaders from Mobile and Baldwin counties will be in Farnborough touting our region’s logistical and infrastructure assets in an effort to recruit additional aerospace companies, including current and future Airbus suppliers. Also while in London, several members of the delegation will be visiting three innovation/incubator sites as work on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and University of South Alabama-led Innovation PortAL continues.


Stay tuned to the Chamber’s social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for updates throughout the week on what we’re doing at the show. Also this blog will be updated on a regular basis with images, videos, fast facts from the show and interviews with some of the local delegation.


If there’s something you want to know/see while at the show, send an email to I’ll try and get it answered and/or shown to you.



 Who:  Delegation members include: Sandy Stimpson, Mayor, City of Mobile; Troy Wayman, the area’s lead economic developer and vice president of economic development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce; Roger Wehner, executive director of the Mobile Airport Authority; Lee Lawson, president of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance; and Jerry Carl, president, Mobile County Commission.


What/Where:  Alabama will be well represented at the air show, and operating out of the Alabama Booth (Hall 2, A78).


When:  Appointments begin Sunday, July 10 and run through Wednesday, July 13