14 July 2014
Last updated at 12:42 ET
The RAF Red Arrows display team performed a flypast to open the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow. The week-long event is the biggest show in the aviation calendar.
The Airbus A350-900 is due to enter airline service by the end of the year, with launch customer Qatar Airways.
The show attracts aviation enthusiasts from across the world.
It had been hoped the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet would make its debut at Farnborough, but it is still grounded after an earlier engine fire. For now, visitors will have to make do with a full-size replica that is on display.
In contrast to the F-35, the Eurofighter Typhoon was very much in evidence in the show's flying display. The jet is manufactured by a British, German, Spanish and Italian consortium.
This year's show is key for Boeing, which is introducing a longer version of its energy-efficient Dreamliner, the 787-9, to prospective buyers from around the world.
Speaking at the show, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced a £1.1bn boost for defence spending "to help keep our country safe and stop terrorism at source".
Britain's RAF should receive its first A400M transporters later this year - maker Airbus says it expects to sell 400 of this military transport aircraft over the next 30 years.
The show is also a place for deal-making and sales for the aviation and defence industries - 78 companies are displaying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) this week, in this case the Selex ES Falco UAV.
The Drako micro-UAV is one of the smallest aircraft on display at this year's show, weighing in at just 2kg (4.4lb).
In contrast, the A380 is the largest aircraft in the show. Airbus has so far taken 324 orders for its super-jumbo, with Emirates being the largest buyer of the plane.