Over 1,000 firms taking part in trade event; aerobatic display to feature pilots from six countries

Asia’s largest airshow kicks off on the 6th February 2018, providing a platform to showcase upcoming technology and discuss emerging issues in the world of aviation, such as the regulation of autonomous vehicles and aviation cyber security.

Singapore Airshow 2018 will feature 65 of the top 100 global aerospace companies such as Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce. More than 1,000 companies from 50 countries and regions will be involved in the first four trade days of the defence and aerospace exhibition.

As always, one of the highlights will be the aerobatic performances, with pilots from six countries – Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the United States – taking part this year. A number of aircraft will be making their debut as static displays.

There will also be an indoor exhibition, spread out over 3,000 sq m, detailing the history of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and showcasing its current capabilities.

The 15-minute aerial display by the RSAF, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will feature 15 manoeuvres, six of which are new.

Two new business forums, held in conjunction with the show and involving industry players such as chief executives, senior engineers and research directors, will focus on each of these topics.

“We studied what is happening in the industry and these are the two key ones that we have picked up that we think are going to be starting their own growth cycle,” said Mr Leck.

He added that it was important for cyber security to be discussed due to the greater dependence of aircraft on connectivity and integration, and reports of cyber attacks elsewhere.

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