Farnborough — The UK edition of the world’s most closely watched annual air show — which alternates between Farnborough and Paris — began on Monday. The spotlight was on the traditional rivalry between Boeing and Airbus, with Brexit also coming into focus. Here is a sampling of the first day’s highlights: 1. Boeing and Airbus American group Boeing and European rival Airbus battled to a stalemate as the air show kicked off on Monday, tallying more than $55bn in jetliner sales. The second day may well signal a winner. Airlines and leasing firms committed to taking about $29bn of planes from Airbus, including dozens of its top-selling A320neo family of narrow-body jets. Boeing was close behind, with about $26bn in deals, including confirmation of an $8.8bn order from India’s Jet Airways. Business was dominated more than ever by the latest version of the workhorse Airbus A320 and Boeing’s rival 737 narrow-body jet, which together have generated more than $1.2-trillion in sales. The late...

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