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Singapore Airshow 2018: Asia’s largest aviation and defense event opened its doors

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:13
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The Singapore Airshow is a strategic platform that provides rich opportunities for industry leaders and stakeholders to connect, as well as tap into the world’s fastest growing aerospace and defense industry: the Asia Pacific.

Bangkok Thailand – The prospect that 2036 will see aircrafts transporting 7.8 billion passengers worldwide poses both an exciting opportunity and a riveting challenge to the global aviation industry. Singapore is a frontrunner in addressing this growing demand, hosts its biennial Singapore Airshow 2018. For aviation and innovation lovers, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event sees industry leaders, including regulators, airlines, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs, engages in a robust dialogue that will set the course for the future of the aviation industry. Singapore Airshow 2018 takes place on 6-11 February, 2018 at Changi Exhibition Center.

The Singapore Airshow is a strategic platform that provides rich opportunities for industry leaders and stakeholders to connect, as well as tap into the world’s fastest growing aerospace and defense industry: the Asia Pacific. According to the digital financial insight provider, KNect365 – Finance, the Asia Pacific is a vital strategic region for aviation growth, and thus a practical choice for conversations around the advancement of aviation technologies to take place. Over the next two decades, the aviation market will continue to shift east, making the region one of the world’s largest markets for domestic air transport. Singapore is a world leading technological hub and Asia’s center of technological innovation; it has strict laws, growing infrastructure, and is easily accessible, making the island nation an ideal center to host the industry’s global dialogue.

The Singapore Airshow showcases cutting-edge technologies, products and services in areas such as cyber security, unmanned aviation systems, and avionics with an attendance of over 1,000 participating companies from more than 50 countries. Returning exhibitors include top global aerospace companies such as Airbus, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, and Rolls-Royce; the event will also see Honda Aircraft Company, IHSE Asia and Boom Supersonic join a team of new exhibitors this year. Additionally, the airshow will feature aerobatic flying displays, showcasing spectacular plane manoeuvers, and breath-taking aerial performances.

Industry experts will also focus on driving change. With growing demand in the global aviation industry, and 4 billion air passengers expected to fly this year, the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) 2018, set for the 4-5 February 2018 at Pan Pacific Singapore, has sought to address the challenges and opportunities that are emerging from the increasing demand for air travel. This included areas such as sustainable approach in the rise of air travel demand, and key developments in aerospace technology and engineering.

The Singapore Airshow will also be home to various business forums, where experts will engage in discussing compelling issues related to the aviation industry, e.g. mitigating the growing complexity of cyber-attacks, digital transformation, and autonomous vehicles. Other issues include Industry 4.0: how digitalization is driving greater efficiency in areas such as data management and security, robotics, industrial internet of things, and artificial intelligence. As a developing country where the economy is driven by the production of goods, Thailand would greatly benefit from exposure to these thoughts-stimulating dialogues that have the potential to address challenges and opportunities raised by Thailand’s digital economy policy, as the country journeys towards becoming more a digitalized society.

Looking to the future, the Singapore Airshow is striving to empower the younger generations, develop talents and equip students with knowledge of the industry, to ensure that growth is continuous and the evolving industry can transform with the new generations. Initiatives such as Education Day and Singapore Airshow Aero Campus (SAAC) will thus take place to foster interests and nurture future industry professionals.

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Theodore Koumelis

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Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.