The week- long Farnborough International Air Show just outside of London combines a thrilling air shows with announcements about major orders in the industry. But due to the recent news of Brexit and the tension with Russia, there won't be any Russian combat aircrafts on display at this year's aviation expo.
The expo is expected to have revenue of about $200 billion.
The F-35 Lightning II, in formation with the RAF Red Arrows, makes its UK debut.
One of the first deals announced at the show were from the UK. Britain signed a contract with Boeing to receive nine new P-8A Poseidon military aircraft.
Britain's Defense Ministry said that the cost of delivery, including the costs for training of staff, infrastructure and necessary support will amount to 3 billion pounds ($3.88 billion) over the next decade.
Boeing announced on Monday that it planned to work with the UK to build a new $129 million support and training base for the aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.
This partnership is expected to bring 2,000 new jobs to the Brexit-shaken country.
Though Russia's participation this year is almost not mentionable at the Farnborough Airshow; the country's major aircraft manufacturer – United Aircraft Corporation – will only display commercial products, contrary to its tradition to showcase a wide range of military aircraft.
"The airshow organizers asked us to participate only with civil models," a UAC representative explained to ShowNews.
Most of the models will be shown as mockups; the only real Russian aircraft on display will be the Sukhoi Superjet 100.
The Pratt & Whitney powered F-35 Lightning II performs during a flying display during its first solo appearance at the Farnborough Air Show on Tuesday 12th July 2016.
The F-35 is slated to replace aging fighter aircraft from nine partner countries who have invested in the program. Among the investors are Turkey, the United Kingdom and United States.
It is expected that Israel, Japan, and the Republic of Korea will place orders for the aircraft.