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Despite economic headwinds, clear skies ahead for aviation: Experts

Asia is expected to account for one third of global passenger traffic in the coming years, with millions set to enter the middle class. And despite the current turbulent economy, Airshow organisers are confident that it's clear skies ahead. For many, the biennial Singapore Airshow is a chance to see aerial acrobatics, and for those who come for the static displays at the Changi Exhibit...

Singapore Airshow 2016 highlights

This year's Singapore Airshow came to a close on Sunday (Feb 21) after drawing more than 80,000 public visitors over the past two days. The first day the show opened to the public saw about 40,000 visitors.  Dropping by to see the hardware on display was President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. ESM Goh Chok...

Singapore Benefits From Bizav, Despite Difficult Period

Singapore has achieved its status as a business aviation hub because of its central geographic location and the fact that it draws on business aviation customers from the surrounding countries, says Hawker Pacific VP Asia, Louis Leong. Leong says another advantage Singapore has is that many of the engine and component makers have overhaul facilities there. This helps MRO companies such as Hawke...

Singapore Airshow sees plane deals shrink to $12.7bn

The biannual Singapore Airshow Asia's biggest aerospace and defence exhibition, saw trade deals fall to $12.7bn (£8.9bn) this year compared with public takings of $32bn in 2014. Organisers said the smaller amount was because more transactions are being made privately due to the "changing nature of business deals". There were 11 announced deals, with another 40 m...

Ramco Systems, Air France open aviation lab in Singapore

To develop advanced aviation IT solutions, Ramco SystemsBSE along with a unit of Air France KLM have opened a lab innovation centre in Singapore. The Singapore Aviation MRO IT Lab Innovation Centre would focus on developing solutions such as wearables for ground engineers and drones to inspect aircraft on the tarmac. The lab, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, has been se...

Flying squad perform extraordinary aerobatic performances

The 2016 Singapore Airshow saw more than 500 corporations from around the world display their latest equipment and technologies with Boeing, presenting its 787-9 Dreamliner, while Airbus released its new long-range airliner A350-900. Both companies are eyeing the Asia-Pacific market, which they deem to be the most promising over the next 20 years. It has a potential demand of 12,000 airc...

FlightSafety ready to open simulator in Singapore for S76C+ and S76C++

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announce that training for Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ helicopters will be offered in Singapore starting in March 2016. A wide variety of training services will be provided using a new FlightSafety FS1000™ simulator. It will be qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration prior t...

Viking Floats “400S” Seaplane Derivative of Series 400 Twin Otter

Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore:relatively untapped seaplane market has led Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, to introduce the world’s first dedicated seaplane in the 15 to 19-passenger category, the Viking Twin Otter 400S Seaplane. Recognized as the world’s leading seaplane manufacturer, Viking has developed the new 400S variant of the Series 400 to optimize the Tw...

Jet Aviation Singapore celebrates 20 years of exceptional service

Officially launched at Singapore Airshow in 1996, Jet Aviation Singapore is proud to observe its 20th anniversary of providing quality services at this year’s Airshow. Jet Aviation Singapore was established at Seletar Airport as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Gulfstream aircraft in 1996, gaining Bombardier Service Center authorization the following year. Coupled with the...

Engine Alliance establishes GP7200 engine low pressure compressor overhaul center in Singapore

The Engine Alliance (EA) has named Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia Pte Ltd (“ESA”) as a center of excellence for GP7200 low pressure compressor (LPC) overhauls.ESA will support Airbus A380 operators around the globe with the first shop visits scheduled for LPCperformance restoration. “With ESA, we continue to build on the strengths of our member...

Pratt & Whitney opens first manufacturing facility in Singapore

On February 15th Pratt & Whitney officially opened its first manufacturing facility in Singapore, through its subsidiary P&W NGPF Manufacturing Company Singapore. The 180,000 ft² (approximately 16,000 m²) facility, located at Seletar Aerospace Park, will produce fan blades and other key components for Pratt & Whitney’s new PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine fami...

Dassault to Feature Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000LXS at Singapore Airshow

 Dassault Aviation will present the top of the line Falcon 7X trijet and the Falcon 2000LXS twin at the Singapore Airshow, the largest aerospace and defence exhibition in the Asia Pacific region. The six day event, which opens on February 16th, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Airport and will coincide with Dassault Aviation’s 100th anniversary. In addition to the Falco...