For U.K.-based aviation fans, there’s nothing quite like the Farnborough International Air Show. Taking place just west of London every two years, its spectacular flying displays consistently pull in hundreds of thousands of visitors during the week-long event. It’s also the place where deals worth hundreds of billions of dollars are sealed as major players from the aerospace and defense industries show off their latest high-tech flying machines to big-spending customers from around the world.
Digital Trends dropped by the show this week and picked out three very different aircraft that caught our eye – one you might soon find yourself on, one you most probably won’t, and another that simply made us smile.
Boeing 737 Max 8
Farnborough’s 2016 air show couldn’t be better timed for Boeing as Friday marks the company’s 100th anniversary.
The Chicago-based plane maker has been showing off the latest version of its striking 737 Max passenger jet, an aircraft that could soon be taking you across the U.S. and beyond after Southwest Airlines became one of the first carriers to ink a deal for 200 of the planes.