As the Prime Minister opened Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, she stressed the importance of a "business friendly customs model".
Beyond the order avalanche, manufacturers, suppliers and airlines use the event to haggle over contracts and float ideas for new planes and ventures.
Russian airline Volga Dnepr committed to buying Boeing freighters worth $11.8 billion at list prices, while US leasing company Air Lease Corp committed to buying as many as 78 Boeing aircraft worth $9.6 billion. The order is worth $6 billion at list prices.
A new airline, Moxy, is expected to confirm a large order for the rebranded Airbus A220, the former Bombardier CSeries.
Heading into the show, Toulouse, France-based Airbus was closing in on orders totalling $29bn, based on list prices, from two Asian carriers, Malaysia's AirAsia, and StarLux Airlines. (NYSE: AL) for three 787-9s and 20 737 MAX aircraft.
With the industry giants moving onto its turf, Japan's big hope for the regional jet market, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), was dealt a setback on Tuesday when it had to cancel a demo flight after the jet was hit by a truck. One big thing: A trade war.
US sources doubt it will do everything Airbus claims.
Her comments were welcomed by Paul Everitt, chief executive of the industry body ADS.
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Sensitive UK choices over global partnerships are also expected to loom large in the defence side of the show.
Dominating Boeing's upbeat outlook was a five percent increase in the forecast for single-aisle aircraft, such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families, underpinned by an unchanged prediction for average global traffic growth of 4.7 percent.
The result should be a fierce contest for sales in the 100-150-seat sector even before Boeing closes its Embraer deal.
Rising oil prices and interest rates, trade tensions and uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union all pose a risk to an eight-year boom in civil aviation, which has boosted industry order books and share prices.
Planemakers racked up more than US$20 billion of deals on the opening day of the Farnborough Airshow on Monday, suggesting demand for new passenger jets remains in rude health despite worries over trade tensions and Brexit.
Airbus has however experienced delivery problems with its new fuel-efficient A320neo jets, and has also faced challenges with the A380 superjumbo - the world's largest civilian airliner - and its over-budget military transporter A400M.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO, Kevin McAllister (left), and Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, display commemorative contracts as they announce the purchase of planes for Qatar Airways' cargo unit at the Farnborough Airshow near London, on July 16, 2018.
A year ago was the best for cargo since 2010, with traffic growth more than doubling to 9 percent, three times the growth in capacity.