The opening day at Farnborough started with a great boost to the home economy. Prime Minister Theresa May opened the event as the government pledged half a billion dollars of investment to transform the future and continue the UK’s status as a pioneering aerospace nation.

Elsewhere, Rolls-Royce announced its propulsion system for an EVTOL vehicle.

The show demonstrated a greater emphasis on space. And of course, it wouldn’t be an airshow without a whole slew of orders from the big manufactures.