Farnborough Airshow: UK supply chain out in force
10 July 2014 Last updated at 13:36 BST
Shaun Ormrod, chief executive of Farnborough International, says that it is the UK's small and medium-sized firms that are the backbone of the biennial airshow.
"Without [them] quite frankly you don't have a show," he says.
Mr Ormrod also tells the BBC that, in a world of competing airshows, it is important for Farnborough to stay ahead of the game.