Singapore Airshow To Host Global Aerospace And Defense Exhibitions





Singapore Airshow To Host Global Aerospace And Defense Exhibitions

By Mike Mitchell

January 24, 2010 - Singapore Airshow 2010 will take place from February 2 though 7 2010. The first four days of the airshow are dedicated to trade visitors. The last two days over the weekend, February 6 and 7, have been set aside for the public where families can expect fun-filled days with activities taking place on ground and flying performances in the skies over Changi Exhibition Centre.

The traditional 60-minute aerial display will include an extra 30 minutes. With two slots, the weekend timings for the aerial display will now take place at 11.30am and again at 3.00pm. Making its last performance in Asia will be the F-111 strike aircraft which is operated by the Royal Australian Air Force. The F-111 will be lighting up the skies above CEC, home of Singapore Airshow 2010, by performing the trail-blazing “Dump and Burn”.

In addition, the A-10 Thunderbolt II will be making its first Asian show debut. The A-10 is operated by the United States Air Force and will be part of both the aerial performance and static display. “As organizers of the air show, we set out to put together a world class event in order to raise the interest level of the general public and help them gain better appreciation of aviation. We are privileged that the RAAF’s F-111 is commemorating its last flight at Singapore Air show 2010.” said Mr. Jimmy Lau, Managing Director, Singapore Air show & Events.

Making an appearance in Singapore for the first time is the PC-21 which was acquired by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to replace the former Basic Wing Trainer, the S-211. In the jet trainer category, joining the line up are the transonic Alenia Aermacchi M-346 and the much talked about Korean supersonic T-50 Golden Eagle Advance Trainer - both of them are in the running for the RSAF’s Advanced Jet Trainer Program. In addition, the RSAF AH-64 Apache and F-16 Falcon will come together for an Integrated Air Display segment. Mr. Jimmy Lau added, “We know that crowds young and old alike love the aerial displays. 

The Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest and one of the top three global aerospace and defense exhibitions. First held in 2008, the Singapore Airshow is an international biennial event which serves as a global marketplace and networking powerhouse for the world’s aviation community. Singapore Airshow also features a series of high level conferences dedicated to leading players in the global aviation industry - Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) and the Asia-Pacific Security Conference (APSEC). Various countries will participate in the trade show such as Australia, Malaysia, South Africa and the United States, to send aircraft to participate at the airshow. 

Airbus will on of many to showcase its latest products at Singapore Airshow. Airbus will have a major presence at this year's Singapore Airshow, showcasing both its commercial and military transport products. The highlight will be the first public presentation of the new A330-200F Freighter. The aircraft, which is currently undergoing its certification program, will be on static display throughout the show, taking place 2nd - 7th February at Changi Exhibition Centre.

The new freighter is the latest addition to the highly successful A330 Family and will enter service later this year. Offering the lowest operating costs ever in the medium sized freighter category, the A330-200F can carry more than 69 tons of cargo on non-stop flights of 3,200 nautical miles. The aircraft features a versatile main-deck cargo loading system, which can accommodate both pallets and containers, enabling operators to serve the freight lift needs of varying markets.  

The company's indoor exhibit, located at the stand of its parent company EADS (H23), will feature a life-size mock-up of the upper forward fuselage of the all-new A350 XWB. Scheduled to enter service in 2013, the A350 XWB will shape new levels of efficiency in the mid-size long range passenger market, burning 25% less fuel than similar sized aircraft in-service today. Also on display will be a 1/20-scale cutaway model of the flagship A380, providing a view of a typical interior layout on the world's largest passenger aircraft.  

A section of the stand will be dedicated to the latest products from Airbus Military, where visitors will be able to view a cross-section of the new A400M military transporter, as well as a 1/20 scale model of the A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport.  

Reflecting its commitment to the environment, Airbus will also be present at the Green Pavilion set up by the show organizer in association with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Here visitors will be able to get the latest information on the company's initiatives to ensure an eco-efficient future for the industry, including its latest work on alternative fuels and air traffic management.  

Airbus comes to the Singapore Airshow as it celebrates 40 Years of innovation since the launch of its first aircraft program. Since that time the company has grown to become the world's leading manufacturer of civil aircraft, as well as offering a range of military transport aircraft through its Airbus Military division. 

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