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Over 1,000 Companies from 50+ Countries to Exhibit at Singapore Airshow 2024

(06/12/23)  Following two editions of trimmed scope and scale caused by complications related to the global COVID19 pandemic, the Singapore Airshow will return to full force next year when the aerospace and defence exhibition takes place at Changi Exhibition Centre from 20-25 February.

Trade attendees of the ninth edition of the biennial event can expect more than 1,000 participating companies from more than 50 countries/regions.

In addition to returning exhibitors such as Airbus, AVIC, Boeing, Bombardier, COMAC, Dassault Aviation, GE Aerospace, Honeywell, L3Harris, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, RTX, Rolls-Royce, Safran, ST Engineering, Textron Aviation and Thales, delegates can also look out for first-time country pavilions from China, Czech Republic, Japan and Korea.

First-time participants, JetZero and Panasonic Avionics, will use the event to showcase blended-wing aircraft developments and in-flight passenger experience, respectively.

Together with McKinsey & Company, Singapore Airshow will present the Sustainable Aviation Forum as part of its AeroForum series where a panel of experts will discuss critical topics such as the challenges and opportunities within sustainable aviation, strategies for decarbonising aviation and the pivotal role of sustainable aviation fuel in reducing the aviation’s carbon footprint.

Jets performing at Singapore Airshow 2014. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
Jets performing at Singapore Airshow 2014. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

Beyond sustainability, AeroForum will present three other key sessions, namely: Aviation CEO, Advanced Air Mobility, and China-Singapore Bilateral Aviation.

What's Next@Singapore Airshow, the event’s strategic collaboration with Starburst, a premier aerospace and defence start-up accelerator and strategic advisory practice, will see 30 start-ups from 12 countries, including India, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States, showcase their cutting-edge technologies in sustainability, dual use technologies, air traffic management and digitalisation in aerospace and defence industries to a global network of potential investors, accelerators, and corporate partners.

The innovators will receive expert guidance on partnerships, funding, joint development and commercialisation opportunities as part of their accelerated journey to establishing a business presence in Singapore and showcasing their products and solutions that will help to reshape the aerospace landscape.

The 'Changi Aviation Summit 2024: The Future of Aviation: Navigating a Post-Pandemic World' will bring together senior government officials and industry leaders to exchange views on key issues faced by the aviation industry.

Organised by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), this year’s summit will explore the future of aviation in a post-pandemic world, as air travel recovers to pre-pandemic levels, and the sector pivots from recovery to growth.

The summit aims to bring the global aviation community together to identify risks and opportunities, discuss potential areas of innovation and technology that will transform the sector and establish new areas of cooperation between governments and industry.

The summit will start with a welcome dinner on 18 February 2024, and an official opening ceremony on 19 February 2024. This will be followed by an aviation roundtable featuring Ministers of Transport and aviation leaders. There will also be a series of focused discussion panels on technology and sustainability, which will bring together experts from across the sector, including airlines, airport, manufacturers, and regulators

"As we prepare to bring together the global aerospace and defence community at Singapore Airshow 2024 once again, we are excited to provide a platform where innovation, collaboration, and resilience converge. The challenges faced by the industry have only strengthened our determination to drive positive change," said Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia, organiser of Singapore Airshow 2024. "With the participation of esteemed exhibitors, partners, and industry leaders, we are confident that Singapore Airshow 2024 will catalyse critical discussions, foster strategic alliances, and inspire ideas that will shape the future of aviation. Once again, the aerospace and defence ecosystem will soar to new heights and chart a path towards a stronger, more sustainable aerospace and defence industry."

Underlining its commitment to environmental responsibility, the Singapore Airshow 2024 has partnered with CarbonClick, a carbon offsetting platform to enable attendees to offset the carbon emissions associated with their travel via the purchase of carbon credits. CarbonClick supports climate projects such as the Rimba Raya biodiversity reserve in Indonesia and a wind power project in India.

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