The Blades offering to brands is an unparalleled and powerful opportunity, with a proven business model and ROI.

Performing between 20-40 public displays each year, The Blades reach a live audience of over 3 million people and a media audience of over 100 million.

Our ‘flying billboards’ platform can carry your brand clear of the clutter, with unhindered brand exposure and clear calls to action through the display commentary at each airshow. We can leverage our performance in the air through targeted activation on the ground, with compelling sampling opportunities, appealing media initiatives and thrilling experiential events.

Since the launch of the team in 2006, The Blades have worked with numerous companies to provide successful sponsorship solutions.

The Title Partner for The Blades this year is Aerobytes, a company renowned for flight safety components and expertise within the aviation industry. The team is also partnered with Belcom, and Leigh Cables. The RAF Benevolent Fund and Aerobility have been chosen as The Blades’ 2016 beneficiary partners.

Drawing on every aspect of the team’s capabilities, The Blades will not only be providing a unique communications platform, enabling our partners to reach new audiences, but also a powerful means by which to engage staff, stakeholders and customers alike.

Find out more about each of our partners and what it is they do below:

Our Partners

Formed in 2001 by Eddie Forrester, Aerobytes specialises in providing world-leading flight safety software to fixed-wing and helicopter rotary operations. With over 210 customer airlines throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America, Aerobytes has expanded rapidly since its launch. The company supplies a full range of flight safety products including flight data monitoring, flight operations quality assurance, military flight operations quality assurance, maintenance operations quality assurance, flight data analysis and quick access recorders. Aerobytes is proud to be the Title Partner for The Blades for a third season.
Belcom Cables is the UK’s foremost stockists, designers and distributors of cutting-edge cables for use in industrial electronic and fieldbus networks. Belcom Cables has a history of successful cable development and adaptation against extremely specific project requirements, for example ensuring safe and efficient operation of processes on offshore drilling platforms, onshore refineries and many other high-profile cable applications that are used globally across all industry sectors. If you are filling your car with fuel at the petrol station, using your mobile phone, relying on the lighting in a tunnel or watching a West End show, Belcom’s range of cables are the invisible component which makes it possible.
Leigh Cables is a unique and innovative (cable) manufacturer and distributor of industrial high performance cables. Working with distributors and blue-chip end users in a wide range of industries, Leigh Cables utilises its manufacturing capability to design and manufacture specific cable types that provide solutions to challenges concerning availability, specification, order quantities, hazardous environments and sheath colours. The company also delivers a range of standard and specialist cable stock to customers nationwide.
Founded a year after the Royal Air Force, the RAF Benevolent Fund has a long and proud history of supporting serving personnel, past and present, and their families. In 2015 the charity spent over £18 million supporting more than 41,000 members of the RAF family with a wide range of services, from child-care centres and youth workers on each Station, to relationship counselling, and assistance with financial, housing, and medical needs. The RAF Benevolent Fund is there for any member of the RAF family who is in need of financial, practical or emotional support.
Aerobility is a registered charity offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly and participate in aviation based activities.  Aerobility removes barriers and offers disabled people a real sense of achievement and life changing freedom.

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