Innovation drives transformation

Singapore Airshow 2020
Singapore Airshow 2020

Held from 11-16 February, at the Changi Exhibition Centre, the seventh edition of the Singapore Airshow expects to welcome over 1,000 participating companies from more than 50 countries and over 55,000 trade visitors from some 150 countries.

Today’s aviation industry is increasingly transformed by digitalisation and use of artificial intelligence, along with other disruptive technologies such as autonomous flight systems and hybrid/electric propulsion technologies.

IATA’s latest 2019 Global Passenger Survey emphasises the need for everyone to work together on new innovations to improve overall passenger experiences and examine infrastructural efficiency to cope with future travel demand.

While industry continues to witness constant development of technological innovations, this presents an opportunity to meet the trailblazers who will assemble at the Singapore Airshow 2020 to advance the interests of the global aviation and defence sectors, especially in Asia.

The Singapore Airshow continues to play its role in providing the premier platform to facilitate the participation of key VIP delegations, decision makers and industry players; and also create networking and partnership opportunities to leverage on these technological innovations in Asia’s aerospace and defence ecosystem.

“The Singapore Airshow buzzes with lively energies as great minds and trailblazers convene to showcase their latest innovations,” states Leck Chet Lam, managing director of Experia Events. “In 2020, we not only expect new products and deliveries, but also technological advances in areas ranging from electric, hybrid, unmanned craft, data analytics, AI, and the digitalisation of MRO services.

“Singapore Airshow promises to soar to new heights as the most influential international aerospace and defence exhibition in Asia. We look forward to welcoming our visitors for another edition that will pave potential inroads into Asia’s immense growth opportunities.”

Trailblazing technology

Visitors to the Singapore Airshow can expect a robust line-up of programmes, showcasing technological innovations and business forums that will aim to tackle next generation MRO in a digital world and the effects of new OEM business models on suppliers and manufacturers. Meanwhile, What’s Next@Singapore Airshow - now in its second iteration - is the platform for start-ups to take their businesses to the next level, connecting them with potential customers and product end-users. The Innovation Forum will also feature inspiring talks by entrepreneurs and inventors who will discuss breakthrough innovations and leading-edge concepts in aviation that are shaping the future of flight.

The Singapore Airshow seeks to support the next generation of aviation talent through programmes, such as Aero Campus and the inaugural Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Space Camp Challenge 2020. These are designed to encourage more young innovators to come to know the astronomical potential of the aviation industry, be inspired by pioneers such as Worden to take up interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and bring to life the future of flight. In 2020, the Airshow’s Education Day will host students talks and experiential visits, and present exhibits to provide them with insights to careers in the aerospace, aviation and defence sectors.

Across the world, climate change is a grave reality that confronts everyone. The aviation sector is mindful of its environmental impact. At the event, exhibitors will lead the charge on incorporating environmentally-friendly technologies into their products and services, whether through the use of electric or hybrid engines, or through streamlining their manufacturing processes to reduce the resource input required.

Similarly, the Airshow is thrilled to announce that the upcoming event will be held under a fully solar-panelled roof, for the first time in its history. Comprising over 15,000 solar panels, the system is one of the largest rooftop solar facilities in Singapore, with a total capacity of 6.3 megawatts at its peak.

The Singapore Airshow is especially proud to do its part in reducing the carbon footprint and looks forward to continued partnership and support to combat climate change at this upcoming - and future editions - of the event.

The Singapore Airshow is supported by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Economic Development Board, International Air Transport Association, Ministry of Transport, Republic of Singapore Airforce, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau.

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