Sunday, July 14, 2024

Singapore Airshow 2024 Returns in Full Force with Spotlight on Sustainable Aviation

By Staff Correspondent

The most significant aerospace and defence expo in Asia, Singapore Airshow, will make a triumphant comeback to the Changi Exhibition Centre on February 20–25, 2024, after two editions saw their scope and scale reduced as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. The eagerly awaited ninth edition of the biennial gathering will provide a more expansive forum for business executives, dignitaries, and military delegations to engage in strategic dialogues about sustainable aviation, promote cooperation, and map out a path for revolutionizing the aerospace and defence sector.

More than 1000 participating firms from more than 50 countries/regions are anticipated by trade attendees. Attendees can also keep an eye out for newly established country pavilions from China, the Czech Republic, Japan, and Korea in addition to returning exhibitors like Airbus, AVIC, Boeing, Bombardier, COMAC, Dassault Aviation, GE Aerospace, Honeywell, L3Harris, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, RTX, Rolls-Royce, Safran, ST Engineering, Textron Aviation, and Thales. Additional nation pavilions from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States are anticipated at the occasion. Newcomers JetZero and Panasonic Avionics will present their advances in blended-wing aircraft and in-flight passenger experience, respectively.

Collaborating towards sustainable aviation

As a part of its AeroForum series, Singapore Airshow will host the Sustainable Aviation Forum in collaboration with McKinsey & Company. With the ultimate objective of reaching net-zero emissions, a panel of experts will delve deeply into important subjects including the potential and difficulties within sustainable aviation, including legislative frameworks, technological innovation, and R&D partnerships. These include investigating methods for decarbonizing the aviation industry and the critical function that sustainable aviation fuel plays in lowering the industry’s carbon footprint.

In addition to sustainability, AeroForum fosters important dialogues that advance the aerospace and defence industries. Through the Singapore Airshow’s partnerships with FlightGlobal, Alton Aviation Consultancy, the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), and the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS), respectively, it will present three additional key sessions, namely: Aviation CEO, Advanced Air Mobility, and China-Singapore Bilateral Aviation forums.

The Singapore Airshow 2024 is demonstrating its commitment to environmental responsibility by partnering with CarbonClick, a top platform for carbon offsetting, to allow participants to purchase carbon credits to offset the carbon emissions related to their journey. High-caliber, fully verified climate initiatives, including the wind power plant in India and the wildlife reserve in Indonesia’s Rimba Raya, are sourced and supported by CarbonClick.

We are thrilled to offer a venue where creativity, cooperation, and resilience come together as we get ready to host the international aerospace and military community at Singapore Airshow 2024 once more. The industry’s difficulties have only made us more determined to bring about constructive change,” stated Mr. Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia, the company that organises Singapore Airshow 2024. “With the participation of renowned partners, exhibitors, and business titans, we are optimistic that Singapore Airshow 2024 will spark important conversations, develop tactical partnerships, and generate innovative ideas that will influence aviation’s future. The ecosystem around aerospace and defence will once more reach new heights and pave the way for a more robust and environmentally friendly sector of the economy.”

Nurturing aerospace innovation

The Singapore Airshow 2024 is resolute in its dedication to promoting creativity and developing the upcoming cohort of aerospace luminaries. The strategic partnership between Singapore Airshow and Starburst, the top global startup accelerator and strategic advising firm for aerospace and defence, is called “What’s Next@Singapore Airshow.” A global network of potential investors, accelerators, and corporate partners will be able to witness 30 start-ups from 12 countries—including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, India, and the United States—showcasing their cutting-edge technologies in sustainability, dual-use technologies, air traffic management, and digitalization in the aerospace and defence industries.

As part of their accelerated journey to establish a business presence in Singapore and showcase their innovative products and solutions that will help to reshape the aerospace landscape, these inspiring innovators will receive expert guidance on partnerships, funding, joint development opportunities, and commercialization opportunities.

Captain Leo and Leonette welcome the public to “Weekend@Airshow”

The Singapore Airshow 2024 aims to engage and amuse the general public as well as aviation enthusiasts in addition to the business of aerospace and military. At Weekend@Airshow (previously known as audience Days), the audience will be greeted by the well-known Singapore Airshow mascots, Captain Leo and Leonette, who will lead them into an exciting weekend filled with breathtaking airborne acts and static aviation displays.

Changi Aviation Summit 2024: “The Future of Aviation: Navigating a Post-Pandemic World”

Senior government representatives and business executives gather at the Changi Aviation Summit to share perspectives on important problems facing the aviation sector. This year’s summit, which is being hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Ministry of Transportation (MOT), will examine aviation’s prospects in the post-pandemic era as air traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels and the industry shifts from recovery to expansion. The purpose of the summit is to bring together the international aviation community to examine possible areas of innovation and technology that might revolutionise the industry, identify dangers and possibilities, and build new areas of collaboration between industry and government.

A Welcome Dinner is scheduled for February 18, 2024, and a formal Opening Ceremony is scheduled on February 19, 2024, to kick off the summit. An Aviation Roundtable with Ministers of Transport and Aviation executives will take place after this. A number of targeted discussion panels on technology and sustainability will also be held, bringing together industry professionals from the airport, airline, manufacturing, and regulatory sectors.