Airshow 2021 grounded following challenges of Delta strain

This year’s Airshow has been cancelled following increased uncertainty created by the impacts of the Delta variant of Covid-19.

Organisers AMDA Foundation had already postponed this year’s event but recent developments following the Delta strain have highlighted that the environment has become more unpredictable.

“Delivering such a highly complex, hallmark event in these challenging circumstances would involve risks of uncertainty for attendees, participants, industry and the Australian public,” said Ian Honnery, AMDA Foundation’s chief executive.

“Therefore, in order to minimise uncertainty and disruption to attendees and participants, the difficult decision has been taken now that AIRSHOW 2021 will not go ahead.

“It is deeply disappointing for the AMDA Foundation team, our stakeholders, exhibitors, participants and patrons that this signature industry trade show and public entertainment spectacular will not proceed.

“But public health and safety must be paramount and responsible levels of certainty must be achieved for all involved in or attending such a complex and multi-faceted major event.”

The biennial Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition is one of the largest events of its kind internationally.

AMDA Foundation has begun planning AIRSHOW 2023.

“With the expected transition to post-COVID normalcy, AIRSHOW 2023 will return to international prominence as one of the world’s great air shows,” Honnery said.