The biennial Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and most influential international aerospace and defence event, returns to the Changi Exhibition Centre from 11 – 16 February 2020, with an expected 45,000 trade attendees and over 930 participating companies from more than 45 countries/ regions.
This edition, the Singapore Pavilion, organised by the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), presents an expanded pool of more than 20 aerospace small and medium enterprises. Almost half of these companies are participating at the Singapore Airshow for the very first time, encouraged by the wider range of space options under a new concept pavilion.
The Singapore Pavilion will provide a glimpse of the diverse and comprehensive range of competencies across Singapore’s aerospace ecosystem. Many of the SMEs are making their mark in the businesses of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and manufacturing. Capabilities that will be showcased include parts design and advanced manufacturing, surface treatment and special processes, aircraft ground services, logistics, digital solutions and others.
Technology and innovation continues to take centre-stage at the Singapore Airshow 2020, which will present advances in areas ranging from electric, hybrid and unmanned craft, to data analytics, AI, and the digitalisation of MRO services.
Visitors will be challenged with new concepts from disruptive technologies including autonomous flight systems and hybrid or electric propulsion technologies from new-comers such as Equatorial Space Industries, Smartflyer and established firms like Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Thales.
Tapping on the potential resulting from the aviation industry’s transformation, the second edition of What’s Next @ Singapore Airshow will present an expanded pool of over 60 companies from 10 countries who will be pitching revolutionary technologies that promise to disrupt, and potentially transform the face of the aerospace sector.
Budding start-ups of less than five years of established operations – including CargoAI, NEO Aeronautics, Foresky, Silver Wings, Transkinect – will be vying for potential customers and partners. New to this edition is the participation of corporate accelerators such as Airbus BizLab and SIA KrisLab who will be showcasing their stable of start-ups and innovations.
“Singapore Airshow has grown in influence in facilitating the transformation of Asia Pacific’s aviation industry,” said Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events Pte Ltd, organiser of Singapore Airshow 2020. “It is a powerful marketplace where the industry’s leaders meet for strategic dialogues, innovators share ideas, and stakeholders network and collaborate to drive the industry forward,” he added.
The business forum – “Next Generation MRO in a Digital World” – will continue to challenge leaders and push the envelope, while in sharing a common mission of technology innovation in the global aviation industry, the Singapore Aerospace Technology and Leadership Forum (SATLF) 2020 will explore themes of “Digital Aviation and Aerospace Sustainability”.
Eminent speakers from leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of commercial aircraft, engines and components, as well as aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies, will share their insights on the directions of research and development in the aerospace industry in this edition of SATFL 2020.
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