The largest biennial aviation show in Singapore and the Asian region is set to light up the skies and send sparks anew at the Changi Exhibition Centre from Feb 6 – 11, 2018.
The event will see high-ranking government and military delegates, as well as high-profile global corporate executives ink deals and establish partnerships in the region. A total of 65 of the top 100 aerospace companies in the world such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, and Boeing are expected to join the event. Of note, there will also be around 1,000 companies from 50 countries and different regions to be represented in the four-day trade sessions of the aerospace and defence trade event.
Singapore Aviation Show 2018 to Run from Feb 6 to 11
Expectations are high for the aerobatic performances of participating pilots from six countries which include Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and the US. Several aircraft will make their static display debut this year, as well.
Moreover, an indoor exhibition centre, covering approx. 3,000 sq. m. will be designated for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to present its history and milestones, as well as its current features and capabilities.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary this year, the RSAF will hold a 15-minute aerial show which will feature a total of 15 aerial manoeuvres, six of which will be demonstrated for the first time for the public.
Two of the most pressing issues in the industry that have surfaced since the last aviation show – autonomous vehicle technologies and aviation cyber security, will be the focus of the two business forums in this year’s trade fair, according to Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events – the official event organizer of the Singapore Aviation Show 2018.
The air show will also be the global platform to launch several new industry innovations such as the Orion-D Man Pack Drone Detection System and the ELTA Emergency Locator Transmitter as well as the introduction of the new generation US Marine Corp’s F-35B and the newly certified Airbus A350-1000 long-range passenger jet as part of the military and commercial planes to be displayed at the show.
The event will also be the avenue for small entrepreneurs with new technologies that have yet been commercialized in the market to pitch their ideas to big companies and to gain traction in their field that would ultimately benefit the aviation industry.
With this objective in mind, the trade fair will host the new exhibition area called “What’s New” to accommodate some 70 start-up brands coming from nine countries, who will get to do a 5-minute pitch talk in front of a panel of judges composed of representatives from key players in the aviation industry such as Thales Solutions and the Changi Airport Group.
The trade show is expected to draw some 130,000 visitors, especially on 10 and 11 February, when the event becomes open to the public.
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