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Singapore Airshow 2018 Connects Global Aviation Stakeholders to Key Opportunities to Drive Change and Shape the Future


04 FEBRUARY 2018

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.

Opportunities in a thriving global marketplace

This global marketplace will feature 65 of the top 100 global aerospace companies including Airbus, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, ST Engineering, Thales and UTC Aerospace Systems.

A growing number of aviation firms will be taking part at the Airshow for the first time, having recognised the potential of doing business in this vast marketplace. These include: AviationLearn, Honda Aircraft Company, LOGIC, Marposs, IHSE Asia, Turkish Aerospace Industries, WEARE Group, Wright Brothers Science, Technologies Development Co. Ltd, United Engine Corporation, Collective Wisdom Technology, Star UAV Co and Chengdu Holy Aviation.

Participating companies and organisations are taking the opportunity to showcase their most innovative products spanning key technology trends at Singapore Airshow 2018. These include the new, innovative and reliable ELTA Emergency Locator Transmitter, and the firstof-its-kind Orion-D Man Pack drone detection system from TRD Consultancy, which will be making its global debut.

Additionally, ST Engineering will be showcasing smart technologies and their applications in new and enhanced solutions across three clusters – Aviation, Defence and Smart City, while CAAS and Air Traffic Management Research Institute will be showcasing their UAV air traffic management system. ISS Reshetnev will be showcasing the latest in Russian satellite technologies, while Airbus will demonstrate its “Project Skyways” autonomous parcel delivery drone prototype for the first time at the Singapore Airshow.

“The global aviation industry is at an inflection point. Rapid digitalisation and the unparalleled growth of innovative technology have converged to open up new opportunities that are transforming the fundamentals of the industry,” said Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events. “By focusing on both vital aviation-centric technologies like avionics and connected aircraft, predictive maintenance and additive manufacturing, as well as innovations in the areas of cybersecurity and autonomous technology, the Singapore Airshow will empower stakeholders to effectively harness the vast potential of technology innovation to shape the industry’s future.”

Opportunities to engage an expanding global audience

Aviation stakeholders would be able to tap even more opportunities arising from the Singapore Airshow’s expanding global audience. In addition to the presence of major aviation markets like France, Germany, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States, there is also increased participation from other regions and countries.

  • Russia: Leading manufacturers of fighter jets, commercial aircraft and helicopters like United Aircraft Corporation, Russian Helicopters and communications satellite company – Eurasia Partnership of Aerospace Cluster (EPAC).

  • China: Manufacturers of commercial and military jets, and specialists in aviation training from China.

  • Japan: Local government agencies from the Japanese prefectures of Tokyo, Hiroshima (new), Saitama (new) and Mie (new).

“The aerospace investments into Singapore since the last Singapore Airshow underscores the continued confidence in Singapore as a trusted partner, and the growth opportunities in Asia Pacific. On the innovation front, we will leverage our diverse range of capabilities from digital to mechanical, to co-develop cutting-edge technologies and solutions with companies,” said Tan Kong Hwee, Executive Director, Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board. “We expect innovation in key areas like digitalisation and advanced manufacturing, to fuel future growth for Singapore.”

Opportunities to drive change through strategic platforms

Besides business opportunities, global stakeholders will be able to leverage strategic platforms like the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS 2018) to drive change.

Top-level government and industry decision-makers including government representatives, civil aviation authorities and senior executives of airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers and air navigation service providers will gather at the Summit this year to focus on “Reimagining Aviation's Future”. SAALS 2018 will offer opportunities to address both the challenges and opportunities arising from the continued demand for air travel, and provide a platform for aviation stakeholders to chart a sustainable approach to supporting future growth in air travel demand.

Among these luminaries are: Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Singapore; Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the ICAO Council; Mr Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO, IATA; Mr Maksim Sokolov, Minister for Transport, Russian Federation; H.E. Eng Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Bahrain; Mr Carl Burleson, Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, USA; Mr Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas Group; Mr Surendra Cudah Ratwatte, CEO, SriLankan Airlines; and Mr Duong Tri Thanh, CEO, Vietnam Airlines.

Additionally, the two co-located events at the Airshow incorporate a strong emphasis on technology innovation. The Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC) 2018 will focus on “Shaping Aerospace Through Innovation”; while the A*STAR Aerospace Technology and Leadership Forum (ATLF) will explore “The Impact of Technology and Innovation on the Aerospace Industry”.

Opportunities to drive change by leveraging industry expertise

Singapore Airshow visitors will have the opportunity to learn from the experts and understand how to leverage key technology trends including cybersecurity and autonomous technology to drive change at two new business forums.

Co-organised by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), the Aviation Cyber Security Forum features prominent speakers from both academia and industries who will share their experience and insights on the emerging risks and how we can test the resilience as well as prevent cyber-attacks on the aviation ecosystem.

Co-organised with leading global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, The Revolution of Autonomy: The Race Is On Business Forum will focus on how autonomy will disrupt traditional value chains, generate new business models and put industry leaders at risk, as specialized start-ups and digital giants will grab increasing market shares in this fast-evolving space.

Additionally, the Asia Business Forum will examine the opportunities and challenges for MRO providers in Asia Pacific, while the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Business Forum will focus on Industry 4.0 with digitalisation driving greater efficiency in the areas of robotics, industrial internet of things and artificial intelligence.

Opportunities to shape the future by inspiring young aviation leaders

Singapore Airshow 2018 features two key platforms that will help shape the industry’s future by nurturing budding talent and start-ups. Returning after a successful launch in 2016, the Singapore Airshow Aero Campus offers secondary school and tertiary students, as well as fulltime national servicemen a first-hand glimpse of the latest innovations and technologies. They will also gain valuable insights about the aviation and aerospace industry from leading companies and institutes of higher learning through the Campus, which is held in conjunction with the Airshow’s Education Day.

A new initiative making its debut at this year’s Airshow, the inaugural What’s Next @ Singapore Airshow will offer nearly 70 start-ups from 9 countries opportunities to showcase their latest innovations, network with our corporate partners, and pitch their business ideas and offerings to potential investors, accelerators and corporate partners.

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). There is also a range of business and commercial aircraft which are appearing for the first time at an Airshow in Asia. Among them are the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft, Textron Aviation Cessna Citation Longitude, and Embraer’s fourth prototype of a next-generation narrow-body jet – the E-190 E2 prototype. Nicknamed the "profit hunter", the prototype will feature a tiger's face painted on its nose in a nod to Embraer's respect for Asia. Additionally, the HondaJet, the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class, and the newly certified Airbus A350 1000 long-range passenger jet, will be making their debut at the Singapore Airshow.

In addition to the static display, flying teams and aircraft from various regions will also put on spectacular aerial performances comprising complex maneuvers and dizzying routines. These include the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles Aerobatic Team, Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) Jupiter Aerobatic Team, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), and United States Air Force (USAF).

For the latest updates on the Singapore Airshow 2018 Static and Aerial Displays, go to: /trade/aerobatic-flying-display.html.

Singapore Airshow 2018 will be held from 6-11 February 2018 at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore and is organised by Experia Events.

Notes:

  • Please refer to Annex A for the full details of SAALS 2018, SATEC 2018 and ATLF 2018.

  • Please refer to Annex B for more details of the Singapore Airshow Business Forums.

  • Please refer to Annex C for the full details of the Singapore Airshow Aero Campus and inaugural What’s Next @ Singapore Airshow.

  • Please refer to Annex D for the full list of static aircraft and aerial display aircraft



Annex A – Singapore Airshow 2018 Key Conference and Co-Located Events

Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) 2018

Held in conjunction with the Airshow, the biennial Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit (SAALS) is jointly organised by the Singapore Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Experia Events, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The Summit is a key platform for government representatives, civil aviation authorities and senior executives of airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers and air navigation service providers to exchange valuable insights, network and strengthen the nexus between government and the aviation industry.

These top-level government and industry decision-makers will gather at the Summit this year to focus on “Reimagining Aviation's Future”. SAALS 2018 will offer opportunities to address both the challenges and opportunities arising from the continued demand for air travel, and provide a platform for aviation stakeholders to chart a sustainable approach to supporting future growth in air travel demand.

Speakers and Panellists

  • Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Singapore

  • Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the ICAO Council

  • Mr Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO, IATA

  • H.E. Eng Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Bahrain

  • Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General, CAAS

  • Honourable Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga, MP, National Deputy Minister of Transport, South Africa

  • Mr Henrik Hololei, Director-General, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), European Commission

  • Mr Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines

  • Mr Robert Martin, Managing Director and CEO, BOC Aviation

  • Mr Maksim Sokolov, Minister for Transport, Russian Federation

  • Mr Patrick de Castelbajac, Executive Vice President Strategy & International, Airbus

  • Mr Chaker A Chahrour, Vice President & General Manager Global Sales and Marketing, GE Aviation

  • Mr Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas Group

  • Mr Jens Flottau, Managing Editor Commercial, Aviation Week

  • Mr Jeffrey Goh, CEO, Star Alliance

  • Mr Surendra Cudah Ratwatte, CEO, SriLankan Airlines

  • Mr Duong Tri Thanh, CEO, Vietnam Airlines

  • Mr Max Kingsley-Jones, Executive Director Content, FlightGlobal

  • Mr Carl Burleson, Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, USA

  • Mr Peter Ho, CEO, Hope Technik Pte Ltd

  • Mr Adam Welsh, Head of Public Policy for Asia Pacific, DJI

  • Mr Stephen Creamer, Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO

Annex B – Singapore Airshow Business Forums

ASIA BUSINESS FORUM

Date & Day: 7 Feb 2018, Wednesday Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre, Function Room 7

Synopsis:

With over 8,000 aircraft in service in Asia and a large backlog of orders, Asia is set to become the largest fleet in the world, overtaking North America.

Asia Pacific is the number one generator of maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) spend, with 30% of global air transport MRO originating from Asia Pacific airlines. ICF forecasts that total MRO spend in Asia Pacific is expected to double to approximately $41 billion in 2036.

The Singapore Airshow Asia Business Forum will examine the opportunities and challenges for MRO providers in Asia Pacific. Network with MRO experts as they share insights about the current burgeoning growth found in Asia Pacific. Hear from these key international aerospace buyers, government agencies and industry leaders, as they discuss about the opportunities, challenges, solutions and strategies in meeting the strong demands in the MRO industry.

AVIATION CYBER SECURITY BUSINESS FORUM

Date & Day: 7 Feb 2018, Wednesday Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre, Function Room 7

Synopsis:

The global civil aviation community have largely been using computers and Information Technology systems for their daily frontline and backroom operations. Cybersecurity threats to civil aviation operations will become more sophisticated and challenging to deal with as IT systems continue to be the key driver of innovation and efficiency both on the ground and in the air. At the same time, nation states are actively exploring techniques that compromise the operational technologies in aviation’s digital infrastructures, for instance, communication, navigation and surveillance in Air Traffic Management.

In this discussion forum, we have invited prominent speakers from both academia and industries to share their experience and insights on the emerging risks and how we can test the resilience as well as prevent cyber-attacks on the aviation ecosystem.

THE REVOLUTION OF AUTONOMY: THE RACE IS ON

Date & Day: 7 Feb 2018, Wednesday Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre, Function Room 5

Synopsis:

Autonomy is no longer fiction and is rapidly becoming a reality, with UAV-enabled urban parcel delivery in Singapore, flying-taxis service in Dubai, the rise of professional drones, and proliferation of new autonomous vehicles and trains.

The progressive switchover of different transportation modes will result in more change in the industry in the next 10 years than in the last 60. Autonomy will blur traditional frontiers across vehicles. It will create new usages in mobility, defense & security, and supply chains. It will disrupt traditional value chains, generate new business models and put industry leaders at risk, as specialized start-ups and digital giants will grab increasing market shares in this fastevolving space. All in all, by 2030, the revolution of autonomy should result in a massive new market of around US$3,500 billion per annum.

  • What is the value at stake?

  • Who will be winners and losers?

  • What should be next steps on executive’s agenda?

To discuss these questions, Oliver Wyman and industry leaders will share their perspectives and specific experiences.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATION BUSINESS FORUM: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN AEROSPACE

Date & Day: 8 Feb 2018, Thursday Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre, Function Room 7

Synopsis:

A digital transformation is sweeping across industry. Aerospace is no exception. This forum is designed to share the Singapore and French experience in the digitalization journey and to discover the lessons learnt. The proposed topics are suggested in the programme below.

Annex C – Singapore Airshow Aero Campus and What’s Next @ Singapore Airshow

Singapore Airshow Aero Campus

The Singapore Airshow Aero Campus returns after a successful launch at Singapore Airshow 2016. The Aero Campus is held in conjunction with the Airshow’s Education Day on 8 February (Thursday) and 9 February (Friday), and is supported by the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Economic Development Board and Workforce Singapore.

Secondary school and tertiary students, as well as full-time national servicemen will get a firsthand glimpse of the latest innovations and technologies, and gain valuable insights about the aviation and aerospace industry from leading companies and institutes of higher learning at the Singapore Airshow Aero Campus.

Supporting organisations includes AETOS Holdings Pte Ltd, Air Transport Training College, Changi Airport Group, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Jet Aviation (Asia Pacific), Pratt & Whitney Singapore, Rolls Royce Singapore, SIA Engineering Centre, Singapore Aero Engine Services Pte Ltd, Singapore Institute of Management, Stem Inc, Thales Solutions, University of Glasgow Singapore, Workforce Singapore, Yusen Logistics (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

What’s Next @ Singapore Airshow

A new initiative making its debut at Singapore Airshow 2018, What’s Next @ Singapore Airshow, aims to fast-track promising start-ups. These innovators will get opportunities to showcase their latest innovations, network with our corporate partners, and pitch their business ideas and offerings to potential investors, accelerators and corporate partners.

Nearly 70 start-ups from 9 countries including China, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States, will be pitching ideas to What’s Next @ Singapore Airshow corporate sponsors (Amazon Web Services and JTC), and corporate partners (Changi Airport Group, Defence Industry and Systems Office, SAAB, ST Engineering and Thales Solutions).

Annex D – Singapore Airshow 2018 Static Aircraft Display and Aerial Display

Static Aircraft Display

  • Airbus: A350-1000 (Singapore Airshow debut), A400M Atlas military transport

  • Airbus Helicopters: H130, H135

  • Bell Helicopter: Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, Bell 429

  • Boeing: F-15SG multi-role fighter (RSAF), CH-47 Chinook (RSAF), AH-64D Apache helicopters (RSAF), P-8A Poseidon (USN)

  • Bombardier: CS300, Challenger 350, Global 6000, Q400

  • Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, Wing Loong, Wing Loong II

  • Dassault Aviation: Falcon 2000 LXS, 8X

  • Embraer: E-190 E2 prototype (Singapore Airshow debut), Phenom 300, Legacy 500, Legacy 650E

  • Gulfstream: G500, G600 flight-test aircraft (regional debut), G650ER, G550, G280

  • HondaJet (Singapore Airshow debut)

  • Republic of Singapore Air Force: AS 332 Super Puma, CH-47 Chinook, F-16D+, F15SG, G550 – AEW, C130, S-70B Sea Hawk, Hermes 450, Heron-1, AH-64D Apache

  • The Royal Australian Air Force: E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning aircraft (Singapore Airshow debut) and P-8A Poseidon Advanced anti-submarine and surveillance aircraft

  • Royal Thai Air Force: Gripen Jet

  • Sukhoi Civil Aircraft: Sukhoi Superjet

  • Textron Aviation: Cessna Citation Longitude (regional debut), Beechcraft King Air 350i, Cessna Citation Sovereign+, Cessna Citation CJ4

  • United States Air Force: KC-135 Stratotanker, F22, Global Hawk RQ-4B (Singapore Airshow debut), F/A-18E, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, Boeing E-3B Sentry

  • United States Marine Corp: VMFA-121F-35B Lightning II (Singapore Airshow debut)

  • United States Navy: P-8A Poseidon

Aerial Display

  • Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) – F-15SG + F-16C

  • Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) – JAS-39 C/D Gripen

  • Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles Aerobatic Team – T-50

  • Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) Jupiter Aerobatic Team 6 KT-1B TNI-AU

  • Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) – Sukhoi SU-30 MKM

  • United States Air Force (USAF) – F-16