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A file photo of Farnborough Air Show 2008.

HAMPSHIRE (BNS): Farnborough International Airshow 2010 kicked off on Monday with over 1350 global exhibitors from 52 countries participating in this grand event.

The air show, organised by Farnborough International, is one of the biggest in the aviation calendar, covering 247 acres with anticipated attendance of 250,000 visitors from around the globe.

The major highlight of this year's exhibition is international debut of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger airplane. The aircraft is offering buyers from around the world the first opportunity to tour the aircraft.

Airbus will present in-flight demonstrations of its two flagships, the A400M and the A380.

This year, Russia will be having a major presence at the event. 59 Russian firms will take part in the Farnborough Air Show 2010.

The Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said in a press release that 29 Russian companies will showcase about 250 military products, including combat aircraft, helicopters and air defence systems.

Russia will be prominently exhibiting Su-35 Flanker and MiG-35 Fulcrum-F multirole fighters, the Su-32 fighter-bomber (an export version of the Su-34 Fullback aircraft) and MiG-29 Fulcrum combat aircraft.

The country is also planning to promote heavily its Superjet 100 medium-haul passenger aircraft.

The week-long event is also an ideal opportunity to showcase the latest star products.

Farnborough Air Show, one of the most preeminent global aviation events, will be held from July 19 - 25. The first five days of the show will be dedicated to concluding deals and the exhibition will then be open to the public over the weekend.

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