Farnborough International Airshow 2018


The Farnborough International Airshow 2018 is one of the world’s largest exhibitions and air displays. The show provides a wealth of dedicated and focused business platforms covering Commercial, Defense, Civil, Space and Intelligent Systems. This major industry event will bring together all the players in this global industry around the latest technology and digital innovations.

Accenture’s most experienced aerospace and defense industry leaders will be on hand to share our latest research findings, discuss competitive challenges and explore industry growth opportunities. The latest leading-edge technology and digital innovations will also be demonstrated at the Accenture Chalet H1, adjacent to the runway, from Monday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 18 (9:00 - 18:00), by appointment only.

We invite you to explore this site and learn more about our presence at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018.

We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Farnborough International Airshow 2018



Accenture’s interactive, tangible solutions combine industry insights, functional expertise and customizable capabilities to deliver the change and value our aerospace and defense clients need in today’s highly disruptive environment.

Tour our Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Digital & Technology Solution Showcase to experience the future of aerospace and defense and discover how industry leaders are fully embracing digital technologies as a strategic priority. Contact us to schedule an appointment in the Accenture Chalet H1 from Monday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 18 between 9:00 and 18:00.

Accenture will be featuring five demonstrations!

This demo shows how blockchain has moved from a concept at PAS 2017 to practical, deployed solutions in 2018. We will use Supply Chain part traceability and configuration management use cases to demonstrate how Blockchain is being used in aerospace and defense.

This demo uses IoT and Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning Techniques to improve A&D manufacturing operational efficiency and operator safety, based on Accenture’s Digital IoT Platform (CPaaS).

This Extended Reality (XR) demo shows multiple stations which demonstrate the Digital Thread enabled benefits within a connected factory.

This demo will show how Accenture’s Threat Detection and Cyber Intelligence solution allows users to make smarter and faster security decisions in context by visualizing the relationships between malicious actors, their tools and the vulnerabilities they exploit.

This demo uses Computer Vision to ingest information from a non-conformance card. Text mining and machine learning then process the data on the card and a scoring engine determines the accuracy of the information. Accenture estimates that use of AI for this process reduces the time to process these cards by approximately 50-75% percent.


  1. Growth in the defense market
    Geopolitical changes globally in the last year have resulted in more money being spent on defense aircraft, bringing an upward swing to a market that's experienced years of sluggishness compared with the commercial sector.

  2. Blockchain
    You'll hear not only how this innovative distributed ledger technology can reduce aircraft maintenance costs and verify the accuracy of data, but why it has the potential to totally change the industry's supply chain paradigm.

  3. Artificial Intelligence
    Whether it's to improve processes for addressing material defects in aircraft production or simply identify whether a shop floor operator is wearing the appropriate safety gear, AI is becoming more common throughout the industry.

  4. Digital Thread
    By extending data flows for a specific product across its entire lifecycle, from ideation to design, engineering, performance, manufacturing and service, the digital thread raises the bar for having "the right information in the right place at the right time." The addition of new technologies like blockchain to the digital thread further improves the accuracy, consistency and security of data flowing throughout an aircraft's lifecycle.

  5. Digital Factory
    This emerging technological construct promises to increase aircraft production and accelerate aircraft deliveries.

Five stories to watch at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018



We invite you to meet with Accenture industry leaders and experts and access our Digital and Technology Solution Showcase at the Accenture Chalet H1, adjacent to the runway, from Monday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 18 (9:00 - 18:00).

To ensure the availability of the relevant Accenture aerospace and defense industry experts, appointments are required.

Please coordinate with your local Accenture contact or Tiffany Bennett.