Avalon Airshow Cancelled For 2021

Last edited: 11 August 2021, 3:32pm

It's official. The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition has been cancelled for 2021 amidst growing fears of COVID-19, particularly the Delta variant.

The pandemic has already required the the ADMA Foundation, the Airshow's organising team, to work through many past challenges in respect of the 2021 event, including postponement from its original planned dates.

However, recent developments as a consequence of the COVID-19 Delta strain have highlighted that the environment has become more unpredictable. 

AMDA Foundation Chief Executive, Mr Ian Honnery, said “Delivering such a highly complex, hallmark event in these challenging circumstances would involve risks of uncertainty for attendees, participants, industry and the Australian public."

“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."

While the Avalon Airshow cannot proceed in 2021, AMDA Foundation is now embarking on planning and preparation for Airshow 2023 which will be held from 28 February to 5 March 2023.

Mr Honnery said, “With the expected transition to post-COVID normalcy, Airshow 2023 will return to international prominence as one of the world’s great air shows. Showcasing the colour, spectacle and excitement of aviation, and the industrial and technological potential of aerospace, defence and space as national strategic capabilities, Airshow 2023 will again take Australia to the world by bringing the world to Australia. Neither the sky, nor space, will be the limit at Airshow 2023!”

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