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Successful first day for FIA18

Orders were placed for 311 civil aircraft across the show worth US$ 43.6 billion.

17th July 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Farnborough

Transport/​Aerospace

The Prime Minster Theresa May was joined by astronaut Tim Peake. © Farnborough International AirshowThe Farnborough International Airshow (FIA18) saw US$ 46.4 billion in deals announced yesterday, surpassing the figure achieved on the first day of the 2016 Airshow which stood at US$ 23 billion. Orders were placed for 311 civil aircraft across the show worth US$ 43.6 billion. More than US$ 2.8 billion in engine orders were also announced.

Going into the show, the commercial aircraft backlog stood at 14,327 – the largest ever. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially opened the Airshow, which comes 37 weeks before the UK leaves the European Union. “This is an incredibly exciting time for aerospace. Not only is there huge growth potential, but many of the developments taking place have the potential to transform the way we fly,” she said at the opening ceremony.

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