The 2018 Farnborough International Airshow was opened today by British Prime Minister Theresa May, who assured industry attendees that, post Brexit, Britain will “remain at the forefront of civil aviation” and that her country’s air power will continue to be “second to none.”  (Her remarks are here.)

Farnborough saw $46.4 billion in deals announced on the event’s opening day, Monday (16 July), doubling the $23 billion figure achieved on the first day of the 2016 Airshow.

Orders were placed for 311 civil aircraft across the show worth $43.6 billion.  More than $2.8 billion in engine orders were also announced.

Among the industry news announced at Farnborough through Monday, 16 July: