Over 100 countries are represented at this year's Farnborough Air Show which opened near London on Sunday (5 September).
GV Stands and static aircraft display
GV Aircraft including Concorde on static display
CU Kangaroo sing on tail PULL BACK TO GV Nomad aircraft
MV Cockpit and fuselage of Nomad aircraft
CU Aircraft engine PULL BACK TO GV of Short S.D. 330 aircraft
MV Ames B.D. 5J jet aircraft - the smallest jet in the world
GV Concorde on static display
MV Japanese businessmen queueing to board Concorde (2 shots)
CU Tristar PULL BACK TO GV Lockheed Tristar jet airliner
MV PAN Weapons TO GV Jaguar strike aircraft
MV Sign "Jaguar" on aircraft tail
GV Northrop YF17 fighter aircraft on static display
CU "Northrop" sign on aircraft tail PAN TO fuselage
GV Saab A.J. 37 fighter aircraft on static display
GV Dassault Breguet-Dornier Alpha jet with weapons on static display
CU Poster giving details of Panvia Tornado aircraft PAN TO MV Tornado aircraft on static display
GV Panavia Tornado with rockets and bombs on display
GV Panavia Tornado takes off watched by policemen (2 shots)
GV Panavia Tornado flies past
GV Jaguar fighter takes off watched by crowd (2 shots)
GV Jaguar files past
GV Alpha jet of West German Air Force takes off watched by crowd (2 shots)
GV Alpha jet flies past
GV Harrier jump-jet takes off and flies past and lands watched by crowd (6 shots)
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Background: Over 100 countries are represented at this year's Farnborough Air Show which opened near London on Sunday (5 September). More than 400 companies have exhibits and there are about 100 aircraft on display.
SYNOPSIS: The organisers -- the Society of British Aerospace Companies -- say the show is the biggest of its kind anywhere is the world this year. There's fierce competition between rival companies to win orders for their products from potential civilian and military customers around the globe.
Show officials say Farnborough's competitive edge is clearly demonstrated by the thousands of government and trade representatives attending the display. But there have been few surprises so far for the visitors. Behind the scenes the emphasis is on discussions between major European and United States manufacturers on the future shape of airliners in the 1980's and beyond.
Because of huge development costs, international cooperation has become essential for many new projects -- military as well as civilian. The Anglo-French Jaguar strike aircraft is typical of such cooperation.
There's strong representation from the United States including the Northrop YF-17 advanced technology fighter. Saab of Sweden has the A.J. 37 fighter on display. Further international cooperation comes in the form of the Alpha training jet jointly built by France and West Germany.
The Panavia Tornado multi-role combat aircraft has been built by an Anglo-West German-Italian consortium. It packs an impressive display of firepower and has swing wings.
The Jaguar was also put through its paces on the first day of the show.
An Alpha jet was shown off by the West German Air Force.
The Hawker Siddeley vertical take-off Harrier jump-jet demonstrated its versatility. The aircraft has proved one of the most popular at previous airshows, attracting considerable attention.