Singapore Airshow 2022 is set to take flight with a big focus on industry recovery and sustainability. The biennial event will see aviation’s finest gather from around the world at the Changi Exhibition Centre, 15-18 February. Organisers predict the eighth edition of the Airshow will see more than 13,000 trade attendees and almost 600 participating companies from 39 countries/regions; representing more than 70% of the top 20 global aerospace companies.
Singapore Airshow 2022 has partnered with Alton Aviation Consultancy to present the inaugural ‘Sustainable Aviation Forum’ on 16 and 17 February where experts from public and private sectors will discuss challenges and opportunities within sustainable aviation. Focus areas include the roles of regulators, innovations in engine technology, sustainable aviation fuel, and maintenance, repair and overhaul.
The recovery of the aviation industry will also take centre stage at this year’s Airshow. Top executives from Avolon, BOC Aviation, CFM International, Malaysia Airlines and Rex Airlines, will discuss and debate the pace of market recovery, business resilience and sustainable aviation solutions at the Aviation CEO Forum. Organised in association with FlightGlobal, this platform presents thought leaders the opportunity to exchange views on the optimism in Asia Pacific’s projected growth and how industry players can link arms to build a better future.
“The aviation industry has proven its resilience by overcoming numerous obstacles over the years. The presence of major exhibitors, partners and trade attendees is evidence of the collective optimism for recovery,” said Mr Leck Chet Lam, managing director of Singapore Airshow 2022 organiser Experia. “We are proud to be rolling out the red carpet for critical conversations, strategic partnerships and new ideas that will catalyse the transformation and rebound of the aerospace and defence sector.”
The event will be powered by solar energy generated from 15,000 panels installed on the roof of the Changi Exhibition Centre.
Show attendees will be treated to flying displays and flypasts from four air forces and two commercial companies. Members of the public can also catch the action from the comfort and safety of their homes via the livestream that can be accessed via www.go.gov.sg/sa22live or Singapore Airshow’s Official Facebook page.
Singapore Airshow 2022 has been identified by the Singapore authorities as one of the MICE pilot events to trial new protocols, including a higher event capacity and daily Covid-19 testing, to put us on a strong footing for recovery.
“We are excited that Singapore Airshow 2022 was able to proceed and are thankful for the collaborative efforts with authorities in upholding our attendees’ safety with highest priority,” Mr Leck commented. “All attendees will have to be pre-registered, fully-vaccinated with the World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines and adhere to the prevailing safe management measures. These include mandatory mask-wearing, safe distancing protocols, designated food and beverage zones and regular disinfection of event spaces.”
Singapore is gradually reopening its borders, including through Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTL) for travellers from more than 20 countries, and key industry players lined up to participate in this year’s Airshow include Airbus, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Bell, Boeing, Eaton Corporation, Israel Aerospace Industries, L3Harris Technologies, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Rafael Advanced Defense, Rolls-Royce, Safran, ST Engineering, Thales, and Turkish Aerospace. New exhibitors representing a wide spectrum of aerospace and defence products such as Avnon Group from Israel, Diethelm Keller Aviation from Switzerland, Essentium from USA, Shell Aviation from Singapore and Volocopter from Germany have also confirmed their participation.
The Airshow this year, however, will not have any public days.