British Aerospace Defence Ltd featured its extensive inventory of products and equipment – the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Designed entirely by computer the newest Airbus A340 took time out from its test-flight programme to be present during some of the show. The gracefully shaped largest jetliner had the longest range. At the other end of the spectrum in size and speed the Covert Insertion and Recovery Vehicle produced by Icarus Aircraft weighed in at less that 132lb. Powered by a 100cc 2-stroke engine, the high performance hang glider also has a full suite of flight and navaids to assist downed aircrew.