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Coolest planes at the 2018 Farnborough Air show; photos, details.



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Airbus A350 1000 Farnborough Air Show 2018An Airbus A350-1000 landing at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018.Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider

  • The 2018 Farnborough International Airshow is the most important aviation industry trade show of the year.
  • In total, $192 billion worth of deals were announced during the weeklong show including order and commitments for more than 1,400 commercial aircraft worth $154 billion. 
  • But Farnborough was more than just about the deals. It was the sea of shiny metal and carbon composite that stole the show.
  • Here are just a few of the planes from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Gulfstream, and many others that were on display at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. 

As the curtains fell on the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow over the weekend, exhibitors and attendees took stock of what was the most important aviation trade show of the year. 

And it certainly didn’t disappoint. 

Exhibitors announced deals worth an estimated $192 billion during the weeklong show. That’s up more than $67 billion for the last time the biennial show was held in 2016. 

According to Morgan Stanley analyst Rajeev Lalwani, the roughly 900 orders and commitments announced by Airbus and Boeing far exceeded his projections of 300 to 500 aircraft. 

In total, show officials said more than 1,400 commercial airplanes valued at $154 billion were ordered. There were also more than 1,400 aircraft engines ordered worth another $22 billion. 

“Going into the show, the industry backlog is at a record high, in excess of 14,000 aircraft on the books,” Gareth Rogers, Farnborough International CEO, said in a statement. “The major deals announced this week demonstrate how confident the aerospace industry is and the role of Farnborough as an economic barometer.” 

Highlights from the show include a $10.1 billion order for 34 Airbus A330-900neo airliners by Malaysia low-cost carrier AirAsia X and a commitment from Vietnamese low-cost airline VietJet for 100 Boeing 737MAX aircraft worth $12.7 billion at list prices. These values are based on list prices not including substantial industry-stand discounts. 

However, there was much more to the show than the just the deals. There were flight demonstrations and simulators along with an endless parade of dignitaries from around the world. 

But the stars of the show were the planes on display. Here is a collection of planes that dominated the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. 

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