With the attendance of an important delegation, headed by its President, Lt. General Álvaro Aguirre, along with the CEO, Colonel Jaime Reyes, Commercial Manager, Lt. Colonel Fernando Nuñez, and the Executives Patricio Acevedo and Claudia Caceres, FIDAE started its promotional stage in the second biggest aerospace exhibition worldwide, Farnborough International Airshow, which took place from July 11 to 17.
During the visit to the British salon, FIDAE had the opportunity to met different companies, among them we can underline: MBDA, Airbus and Thales Alenia Space from France; Surrey Satellites, Inzpire, Easat Radars and BAE Systems from the United Kingdom; Lockheed Martin, General Electric and Pratt & Whitney of United States; the Sweden SAAB; the Ukrainian Antonov; the Italian Leonardo-Finmeccanica; the Swiss RUAG; and Elbit and Rafael from Israel, among others.
Moreover, the national exhibition received the visit in its stand of the Ambassador of Chile in the United Kingdom, Mr. Rolando Drago; the General Secretary of the Chilean Air Force, Major General Dennis Harvey, Air Attaché in the United Kingdom, Colonel Giugliano Valebella; Chief of the Naval Mission, Captain Ronald Baasch and Deputy Chief of the Naval Mission, Captain Juan Pablo Zuñiga, who noticed on site about the foremost aerospace, defence and security exhibition of the American continent, FIDAE.
To the previous, it is added the visit as a special guest of Farnborough, the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Air Force, General Jorge Robles.
The interest from the companies in participating in the twentieth edition of FIDAE was demonstrated through the reservations of several companies with more than 360 sqm and 9 chalets, which ratifies the position that FIDAE has among the five most important fairs worldwide.