Airbourne announces new sponsor ahead of August event

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The countdown is on for Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow to return to the skies! With this summer’s full flying line-up announced, Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce is revealed as the latest sponsor to join the airshow.

Taking place from 18 – 21 August, Airbourne will host a spectacular display line up from the world-famous RAF Red Arrows performing every day to the RAF Typhoon, Belgian Air Force F-16, Chinook, The Tigers parachute display team and more, alongside ground displays to include military exhibitions and the world’s first fully certified electric aircraft on display on the Western Lawns.

Christina Ewbank, Chief Executive of the Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce said. “The Chamber is delighted to support Airbourne as it makes a real contribution to the local economy, particularly as the event becomes more sustainable.

We are looking forward to seeing the solar powered aircraft and will be lobbying Gatwick to start using these as soon as possible.” 

Eastbourne Borough Council’s Head of Tourism and Culture, Annie Wills said, “Sponsorship from local businesses and organisations, in addition to the generous donations from members of the public, are vital to fund this year’s displays whilst helping to secure the future of Airbourne and I’d like to extend my thanks to the Eastbourne unLtd Chamber of Commerce and everyone that has sponsored or donated so far.

There are still plenty of ways in which you can support Airbourne from donations, either online prior to the event or through bucket collections and card readers during the event, purchasing the official souvenir programme and through our various supporters packages.

We can’t wait to host Airbourne this August and look forward to welcoming airshow fans to Eastbourne once again.”

Airbourne returns from 18 – 21 August and entry is free.  The airshow is sponsored by Posturite (lead sponsor), Eastbourne Hospitality Association, Your Eastbourne BID, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce, Boundless CSMA, Birchwood Ford, Caffyns, Environment First, Euro Selfdrive, Frontier Fireworks, Gemini Print, OHM Energy, Signtek, Stagecoach and W. Bruford.

For more information on where to buy the official Airbourne programme, the supporters packages on offer or to simply make a donation, visit

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