The fourth edition of the biennial Singapore Airshow, the largest of its kind in Asia, kicks off today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. One of the highlights of the event is undoubtedly the A350XWB, which will be on static display as well as taking to the skies around the event venue until tomorrow (Feb 12). As reported earlier, Silk Air has marked the beginning of its transformation from an all-Airbus fleet to one of all B737s with a ceremony at the Boeing facility in Seattle last week. Its first B737 has arrived in Singapore and will be unveiled specially decorated on Friday.
The show has grown by 10 per cent compared to two years ago, with 47 countries represented and 22 country pavilions. Hong Kong and Malaysia are represented for the first time while the US is turning up with a record 163 companies.
Aerospace and Defence Exhibition is also a main part of Singapore Airshow, and each day will be marked by an Aerobatic Flying Display. This year, air forces of Australia, South Korea, the US and Singapore will participating, showcasing fighter jets such as the Black Eagle and F-16C.
Aerobatic display by Republic of Singapore Air Force, featuring F-16Cs
Stay tuned for a round-up of five highlights of the show tomorrow, as well as further coverage on various exhibitors.