AVALON AIRSHOW 2017 SMASHED THEIR RECORDS! 

Avalon Airshow 2017 delivered a record crowd.

Total attendances over the six days were 210,664, breaking the previous record, set in 2001, by more than 9,000. Total public day attendances were 176,742 and the industry only trade days had 33,922 attendances, again a record.

Airshow CEO Ian Honnery said total crowd numbers were up more than 20 percent on the 2015 event. "There were many factors that contributed to this outstanding result," he said. "We were blessed with perfect weather and had a great array of aircraft including the Joint Strike Fighter which was making its Australian debut." "I thank our patrons, exhibitors, and stakeholders for contributing to this brilliant outcome."

The Airshow's associated trade show, the Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, was also highly successful. It attracted a record 664 participating exhibitor companies from Australia and 25 overseas countries. Companies exhibiting at the event were exposed to more than $24- billion worth of business opportunities.

The event also attracted 158 Australian and foreign delegations — 79 domestic and 79 international, from 45 countries.

Total aircraft attendances were 634 of which 328 were participating aircraft on display. There were 108 military aircraft taking part from 8 nations. Of these 61 were from the Royal Australian Air Force and 12 from the United States Air Force.  

"The RAAF brought a record number of aircraft to this Airshow," Mr Honnery said. "We are also appreciative of the involvement of the United States Air Force which has been long time supporters of ours."

The event continued to attract widespread media coverage from home and abroad. A total of 367 journalists, photographers and videographers were accredited for the event. They came from throughout Australia and 14 overseas countries. Attending media represented a number of mainstream TV, radio and print outlets as well as the major trade, industry and enthusiast magazines and a growing number of web-based outlets.

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