International attendance – The F-35 fighter jet, created by the most expensive military aircraft program ever, is due to make an appearance at the 2016 airshow.
Up-close experience – Visitors were allowed to sit in a mock-up of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II cockpit at the last Farnborough airshow in 2014.
A350 XWB – Airbus is bringing at least two of its long-haul wide-bodies to the show, including the A350 XWB (pictured here) and A380.
Boeing's 100th anniversary – American manufacturer Boeing is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a dedicated pavilion, the Boeing Centennial Experience, at the show.
Boeing 737 MAX – Industry observers predict that Boeing 737 MAX, the revamped version of Boeing's bestselling aircraft, will make an international public debut at the show.
Comac C919 – With a flying range of up to 5,555 kilometers (3,451 miles), China's first big passenger plane, the C919, is designed to rival Airbus and Boeing in the single-aisle midsized segment. It'll also make an appearance.
Russian challenger – As will Russia's MC-21, one of the latest midsize passenger jet challengers. Its first flight is expected for late 2016 or early 2017.
Latest in passenger comfort – Visitors to the Airbus pavilion will get a glimpse of the new Airspace by Airbus cabin concept, in which the European manufacturer showcases its latest cabin designs.
Virtual reality experience – Visitors will have a chance to command a simulated aircraft including an A400M military transport (pictured here) or take a virtual walk on Mars.