2012 W ithout a doubt, the most important innovation during the 2012 Farnborough show was the ISTAT Chalet. Finally, ISTAT members had their own home and were no longer at the mercy of the OEMs. Businesswise, 2012 was the year of the MAX. Boeing finally decided to follow Airbus' example, announcing its own 30 * T H E O F F I C I A L P U B L I C AT I O N O F I S TAT re-engined single aisle, the 737MAX. Significant orders for the MAX came from ALC, GECAS, Avolon, ALAFCO and United. The flight display was limited to just two big commercial jets: a Qatar 787 and a MAS A380. Richard Branson was at the show to announce the Virgin LauncherOne project, and Kingfisher's Vijay Mallya still had no problem showing up in his private helicopter despite a few looming business " challenges. "