THE Farnborough air show will open tomorrow without its star turn — the F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft.
The jet, which will operate from the future Portsmouth-based Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, should have been on display.
But an engine fire on an F-35 in Florida led to the jet being grounded.
This meant the jet was also unable to appear at a military tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this weekend.
Today, organisers of the Farnborough air show said the F-35 would not be at the show tomorrow.