The event has not taken place in the last two years after the council withdrew funding for it, but the group behind trying to bring it back say they have now raised enough money and secured enough attractions to put it on.
It will now be known as the Southend Airshow and Military Festival and will take place on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of September 2015, and will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Dan Rodgers, Event Manager had this to say on the launch of Southend Airshow & Military Festival: "It's extremely exciting to see after 18 months of hard work behind the scenes that we are finally
able to confirm a date and bring a fantastic people's Airshow back to Southend".
Thomas Curtis, Director of Media and Communications commented: "There is no doubt in my mind that Southend Airshow & Military Festival will be the highlight of Summer 2015, the team has worked incredibly hard over the last year and a half to create a fully costed, workable and sustainable event that Southend can be proud of and put the town on the map.
"We will have more announcements to come, but for now we hope the whole town is excited as we are that the Airshow is back.
Mr Curtis added it will benefit the whole town: "In years past the council's said the Southend Airshow brings in £10 million into the local region. It's an event that brings in excess of 300,000 people so it's a huge trading opportunity both along the seafront and on the High Street."
There is more information about the airshow at http://www.southendairshow.com.