Singapore Airshow 2012 and Aviation Industry Update

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13 February 2012, Singapore – This year’s Airshow in Singapore will feature 900 exhibitors from 50 countries taking up 50,000sqm and 266 delegations from 80 countries. 60 of the top 100 aerospace companies are represented while some 20 airline and industry association CEOs will be present during show week.

Over 100,000sqm of outdoor space will display over 65 of the latest military, passenger airliners and luxury business jets.
There will be 22 national/group pavilions including Japan and Ukraine’s virgin participation.

The Airshow is open to Trade from 14 to 17 February while the public can visit the ticketed event on 18 to 19 February 2012.

According to the organisers, Experia Events, around 70% of ticket sales for the Public viewing days have been snapped up and Saturday is almost sold out.

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In a media preview yesterday, there was a stunning aerial display by the airforces of Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and USA.  Click here to view more photos.

If you are heading to the Public Shows on 18 and 19 February, do note that only vehicles with a Singapore Airshow 2012 car park label will be allowed to enter the show site. Car park labels cannot be purchased onsite. They are only available as part of the Singapore Airshow family package, which are sold out. Limited public day entrance tickets are available on-site for purchase at S$30 per Adult and S$15 per Child. A taxi surcharge of $8 also applies for taxis departing from Changi Exhibition Centre.
 
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Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Executive Director of Transport Engineering at EDB Singapore also gave and update on the Singapore aerospace industry at the press conference yesterday.

Overview of the Singapore Aerospace Industry

  • Total Output: S$7.3 billion
  • Value-Added: S$2.8 billion
  • Employment: 18,600

In Singapore, the aerospace industry is made up of 90% maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and 10% manufacturing. The industry provides good job opportunities of which 9 out of 10 are skilled and 4 out of 5 are filled by locals.

Aviation companies in Singapore offer comprehensive MRO capabilities including business aviation, cockpit avionics, cabin interiors, airframe, APU, engines, thrust reverser, landing gear and helicopters.

The Seletar Aerospace Park is one of Singapore’s development initiatives that is currently work-in-progress.

The Park will be primed for MRO, manufacturing, research, BA/GA and training. Taking up 320 hectares, 75% have been taken up for Phases 1 & 2. The runway has also been extended from 1,592m to 1,836m.

The Business Aviation Complex and Component Manufacturing and MRO Facility are opened.

In January this year, a new air traffic control tower was launched at the aerospace park.

On the education front, there has been a growing number of aerospace graduates here with around 1500 graduates a year in 2011 including degree, diploma and NITEC courses.

Some S$70 million has been pumped into a new postgraduate programme that is jointly developed by MOE, EDB and local universities for up to 200 PhD students. Participating companies include EADS, Rolls-Royce and Thales.

Check out our other posts related to the Singapore Airshow.

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