Singapore Airshow 2024 Returns in Full Force


Singapore Airshow returns in full force from 20-25 February 2024 at the Changi Exhibition Centre following two editions of trimmed scope and scale due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ninth edition of the biennial event will offer a larger platform for industry leaders, high-level government, and military delegations to exchange ideas, drive strategic conversations on sustainable aviation, foster collaboration and chart a course for transforming the aerospace and defence industry.

Trade attendees can expect more than 1000 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, attendees can also look out for first-time country pavilions from China, Czech Republic, Japan, and Korea. Other country pavilions expected at the event include Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. First-time participants including JetZero and Panasonic Avionics will showcase blended-wing aircraft developments and in-flight passenger experience, respectively.

Collaborating towards sustainable aviation

Together with McKinsey & Company, Singapore Airshow will present the Sustainable Aviation Forum as part of its AeroForum series. A panel of experts will take a deep dive on critical topics such as the challenges and opportunities within sustainable aviation including regulatory regimes, technology innovation and R&D collaborations with the ultimate goal of achieving net-zero emissions. These include exploring strategies for decarbonising the aviation sector and the pivotal role of sustainable aviation fuel in reducing the aviation sector’s carbon footprint.

Beyond sustainability, AeroForum facilitates crucial conversations aimed at propelling the aerospace and defence industry forward; it will present three other key sessions, namely: Aviation CEO, Advanced Air Mobility, and China-Singapore Bilateral Aviation forums, through the Singapore Airshow’s partnerships with FlightGlobal, Alton Aviation Consultancy, the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), and the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS) respectively.

The Singapore Airshow 2024 has partnered with CarbonClick, a leading carbon offsetting platform to enable attendees to offset the carbon emissions associated with their travel (via the purchase of carbon credits). CarbonClick sources and supports high-quality, fully certified climate projects such as the Rimba Raya biodiversity reserve in Indonesia and the wind power project in India.

“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 Mr 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.”

Nurturing aerospace innovation

The Singapore Airshow 2024 organisers say it is steadfast in its commitment to fostering innovation and nurturing the next generation of aerospace leaders. “What’s Next@Singapore Airshow”, is Singapore Airshow’s strategic collaboration with Starburst – the world’s premier aerospace and defence start-up accelerator and strategic advisory practice. It will see 30 start-ups from 12 countries, including India, Japan, Singapore, the United States, and the United Kingdom showcasing 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.

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

Captain Leo and Leonette welcome the public to “Weekend@Airshow”

Beyond the business of aerospace and defence, the Singapore Airshow 2024 seeks to engage and entertain the public and aviation enthusiasts. Popular Singapore Airshow’s mascots Captain Leo and Leonette will meet and greet members of the public at Weekend@Airshow (formerly known as Public Days) and usher them into an eventful weekend featuring stunning static aviation displays and aerial performances. More details will be made available in January 2024.

Changi Aviation Summit 2024: “The Future of Aviation: Navigating a Post-Pandemic World”

The Changi Aviation Summit brings 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.


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