SINGAPORE, 4 February 2018 – The Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of the most
important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, is connecting global aviation
stakeholders to key opportunities that drive change and shape the future.
As a key gateway to Asia’s thriving aviation and aerospace industry, the Singapore Airshow
offers a wide range of such key opportunities, including potential business opportunities
presented by 1,062 companies from 50 countries and regions participating in the exhibition.
The Singapore Airshow 2018 is all set to kick off on Tuesday with 1,062 companies participating this year including Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce.
The bi-annual aerospace and defence event will return with the aerobatic displays by local and international teams, which will take place during the trade days (6-9 February) as well as the public days (10-11 February). Although a preview took place on February 4th where people could see them prepare for the big show.
It is Asia’s Largest Aerospace and Defence event where visitors can look forward to a wide range of exciting activities including static aircraft on display and the breathtaking aerobatic flying displays.
The Airshow will also hold conferences and business forums for aerospace industry players as well as a meet-the-pilot session where visitors can take photos and get their autographs.
Reports say that over 13,000 visitors are expected at the event which will be open to the public.
The main attraction of the show will consist of aerobatic performances with pilots from six countries – Singapore, South Korea, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the United States, taking part this year.
Latest Aviation Marvels on Display
Among the most anticipated element of the Singapore Airshow are an extensive line-up of the
latest aircraft from around the world headlined by the world’s leading fifth generation multi role
fighter – the F-35B Lightning II. This F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant is the
world’s first supersonic STOVL stealth aircraft, and will be showcased at an Airshow in Asia
for the first time. The F-35B will be on static display on all days at Singapore Airshow 2018
from 6 February (Tuesday) to 11 February (Sunday) 2018. Other military aircraft making their
appearance at an Airshow for the first time in Asia, are the Royal Australian Air Force E-7A
Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning aircraft, the Royal Thai Air Force’s Gripen jet and the United
States Air Force RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS).