Boeing has completed the first successful tests of its troubled Dreamliner 787 since the jet was grounded following battery fires.
Europe, Japan, India and the US have grounded Boeing's Dreamliner a day after a second incident in which one of the jets made an emergency landing.
Boeing is playing down expectations of massive orders in Farnborough, but eyes will be on briefings by the new Airbus and Boeing top management.
Boeing forecast on Tuesday that Africa would need about 700 aircraft worth $80-billion over the next 20 years to deal with increased air traffic.
Virgin America announced plans to buy 40 new Airbus A320 aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow on Thursday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is hoping to make inroads into Brazil's emerging oil and defence industries during a visit there this week.
The US navy will inspect hundreds of fighter jets built by Boeing after discovering "fatigue cracks" on more than a dozen aircraft deployed overseas.
Boeing's largest labor union said its members had rejected the plane maker's contract offer and voted to strike.
The aviation industry flaunted a green agenda under tightened security amid fears of environmentalist protests at an air show on Wednesday.
Persian Gulf countries have announced deals worth $15-billion for the latest fuel-efficient aircraft and other planes made by Boeing and Airbus.
One of the aviation industry's top executives on Sunday shrugged off suggestions that this year's Farnborough airshow would be a bleak affair.
An order for up to 100 planes from Etihad Airways to be split between Airbus and Boeing looks set to dominate the opening of the Farnborough air show.
An Australian low-cost airline and a Canadian luxury resort and casino developer have launched two ambitious projects that aim to revolutionise Vietnam's fast-growing tourism industry. Jetstar, the budget offshoot of Australian carrier Qantas, teamed up with Vietnam's Pacific Airlines to launch Jetstar Pacific on Friday.
Aviation pioneer Frank Piasecki, inventor of the tandem-rotor helicopter used in troop-transport missions and land and sea rescue flights, has died. He was 88. Igor Sikorsky became the first American to build and fly a helicopter, in 1941, and Piasecki became the second, in 1943.
Kenya Airways said on Friday its 2007/08 annual profit after tax fell to 3,9-billion Kenya shillings from 4,1-billion due mainly to the impact of the East African nation's post-election crisis. "The events post-election had a negative impact on our revenue, especially between January to March," said Titus Naikuni, the chief executive officer.
British Airways risks further undermining its relationship with pilots on Thursday as it starts selling tickets for its transatlantic OpenSkies airline. The Paris-to-New York service will begin flying on June 19 with the threat of crippling industrial action still hanging over its owner.
French regulator AMF said on Tuesday it had found evidence of insider trading at Airbus parent EADS surrounding delays to its A380 superjumbo and that it would inform Paris prosecutors. It also alleged the company had misled financial markets by failing to meet standards on the publication of information.
Europe's European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) won its share of a huge contract to build aerial tankers for the United States thanks in part to improved French-American ties, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was quoted on Thursday as saying.
Israel is to begin fitting some of its passenger aircraft with flares to counter potential missile attacks, defence officials said. The missile protection system was first proposed in 2002, but was delayed by disagreements over funding between government ministries, reports said.
A kulula.com passenger aircraft was forced to turn back after a bird flew into an engine during a Durban-to-Cape Town flight on Wednesday. Airline spokesperson Glenda Zvenyika confirmed that a "bird strike" occurred on flight MN702, 15 minutes after taking off from Durban. The captain had to shut down the engine.