Singapore Airshow 2024: Record Turnout Reflects Strong Recovery in Aviation Industry - Alvinology

Singapore Airshow 2024: Record Turnout Reflects Strong Recovery in Aviation Industry

Singapore Airshow 2024 has made history with its ninth edition, boasting the strongest trade attendance ever recorded. The four-day event, held at the Changi Exhibition Centre from February 20 to 23, 2024, saw nearly 60,000 trade attendees, marking a significant 10% increase compared to the previous high in 2018. This remarkable turnout signals a promising resurgence and recovery in the aerospace sector across the Asia Pacific region, which is poised to witness over 45% of new aircraft deliveries between 2023 and 2042.

Since its inception in 2008, the Singapore Airshow has been a pivotal platform fostering collaboration and driving innovation in the aerospace and defense industries. Bringing together industry leaders, government officials, and military delegations, the event serves as a nexus for networking and the exchange of ideas.

Singapore Airshow 2024: Record Turnout Reflects Strong Recovery in Aviation Industry - Alvinology
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AeroForum, the Airshow’s thought-leadership forum, hosted a multitude of strategic conversations with close to 600 trade attendees participating in nine panel discussions featuring 36 speakers and 10 moderators. In collaboration with esteemed industry partners, discussions covered a wide array of topics including aviation leadership, sustainable aviation, advanced air mobility, and China-Singapore bilateral aviation.

Throughout the event, several major announcements were made, highlighting the industry’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. Airbus unveiled plans for carbon neutrality by 2050 and announced a partnership with TotalEnergies to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Boeing outlined its vision for autonomous flights by 2030, while Embraer forged a strategic partnership with Scoot to optimize inventory management.

The Airshow also witnessed significant aircraft orders from Asia-based airlines, including Starlux Airlines and Vietjet Air, further underscoring the region’s pivotal role in the aviation industry’s recovery.

As the trade days draw to a close, Singapore Airshow 2024 gears up to welcome the public with Weekend@Airshow on February 24 and 25. With an estimated 60,000 visitors expected to attend, the weekend promises enthralling flying displays, static exhibits, and family-friendly activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness high-speed aerobatic maneuvers, interact with aviation enthusiasts, and enjoy performances by the Pacific Air Forces Band from the United States.

To accommodate the influx of visitors, additional buses will be deployed, and traffic schemes adjusted to ensure a seamless experience for all attendees. With enhanced accessibility and a myriad of attractions awaiting, Weekend@Airshow offers an unparalleled opportunity for aviation enthusiasts and families alike to experience the excitement of Singapore Airshow 2024 firsthand.

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