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Aerospace & Defence

A key event on the international aerospace and defence calendar, combined with our strong relationship with the international defence community, means we attract a truly global guest list.

"Few if any air show events held anywhere in the world rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the Royal International Air Tattoo."

Howard Wheeldon



Above: BAE Systems and Team Tempest showcased the Tempest Future Fighter concept at the 2019 Air Tattoo


In 2019 the Air Tattoo attracted:

  • International and Royal guests 
  • 48 Heads of Air Arms (or their representatives)
  • 8 additional US delegations all at 3* level or above
  • 3 Ambassadors (Italy, Sweden, Kenya)
  • 6 UK Ministers
  • MoD personnel from all levels
  • 2,300 corporate guests each day
  • 1,500 international military personnel
  • 170,000 visitors
  • 245 aircraft from 25 nations

On top of promoting your brand, as an Air Tattoo sponsor or private hospitality client you will gain access to one, or all, of the VIP networking events.

In this section....

  • Networking
    A relaxed environment in which to meet with key decision makers, build contacts and develop business relationships  

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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