Following the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the Northern Ireland International Air Show has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

Sponsors of the NI International Airshow 2022

Joint Title Sponsors

Spirit Aerosystems

Sir Michael J Ryan CBE, Vice President, European Space and Defence, Government Affairs, and Chairman Spirit AeroSystems UK, added: 

“Spirit AeroSystems is delighted to support the Northern Ireland International Air Show, a staple in the Northern Ireland aerospace calendar. As a leading designer and manufacturer of complex aerostructures for both commercial and defence applications, we recognise the importance of events like this which serve to connect people within the industry and the community, but more importantly to inspire and engage a new generation to pursue an exciting career in aerospace.”

Alana Colenso Head of HR, Strategic Partner Thales said:

“We are really glad to see the Air Show back for 2022 and proud to be a joint title sponsor of such a fantastic event. We are particularly looking forward to returning to the STEM village this year with some new activities to share.”

“Promoting STEM within Northern Ireland is extremely important to us to ensure we grow the skills of tomorrow. Thales are growing significantly over the coming years and retaining those skills within Northern Ireland is of strategic importance to us.”

STEM Village Sponsor


Dr Bryan Keating CBE, Chair of the DfE Women in STEM Steering Group said:

“We are delighted to support the International Airshow through Pulsar, our online resource hub which encourages children to study STEM and provides resources and opportunities for parents, teachers, students and businesses.”

Gillian Gregg, UK Head of Regional Engagement at the Royal Academy of Engineering and Women in STEM Steering Group member added:

“The Royal Academy of Engineering is delighted to be working with Pulsar to engage with children and young people through STEM activities in their schools and colleges, and to help show them all the opportunities STEM learning has to offer.”

Saturday Business Engagement Day Sponsor

Denroy Plastics Ltd

Kevin McNamee, Chief Executive Officer said:

“Denroy are delighted to support the Business Engagement Day at the 2022 Northern Ireland International Air Show.

The aerospace industry in Northern Ireland has significant potential to expand in the years ahead, particularly where it can support the Jet Zero strategy to decarbonise aviation through technologies such as Denroy’s lightweight composite components.

It is great to have the Air Show back in the calendar and we look forward to showcasing the capability that we have here in Northern Ireland”.

Supporters of Business Engagement Day

Invest NI

Grainne McVeigh, Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Invest Northern Ireland said:

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Business Engagement Day (BED) at this year’s Northern Ireland International Air Show. The Aerospace and Defence sector is a $1.8bn industry in Northern Ireland and a priority sector for DfE’s economic vision for a 10X Economy. Today, every major commercial aircraft depends on structures, components and expert services from Northern Ireland. The BED offers a unique opportunity for Invest NI to engage with government, industry and education leaders and raise awareness of the support we can offer to companies that wish to innovate and grow.”


Dr Leslie Orr, Director ADS NI said:

“We are delighted to support and participate in the NI International Air Show. It is a fantastic event for the region, the community and the amazing NI Aerospace Industry. As well as being a very enjoyable event for the public, the business engagement event is valued by companies and the STEM village enthuses young people to get involved in our industry”.

RAF Typhoon Aircraft Display Sponsor​

Portrush Atlantic Hotel

Natasha Garrott, General Manager said:

“The Hotel has a long and successful relationship with the Air show team, we support them every year and are so looking forward after the enforced break, to having the Air show back , bigger and better than before. It brings so many people into the town and surrounding areas and it is truly spectacular that we have something this good on our door step”

RAF Red Arrows Aircraft Display Sponsor

The Honourable The Irish Society

“As a local charity supporting communities in the North-West, The Honourable The Irish Society is pleased to be able to sponsor the NI International Air Show this year for the first time. We are particularly delighted to be involved with the iconic Red Arrows and also in the promotion of STEM-related studies for our local young people. Finally, our continual investment in the local environment and the encouragement of healthy outdoor pursuits is being led by our tourist fishing partner, Cressabelle who will also have a presence in the marquee.”
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