Airshow 2012

Feb 16, 2012

There will be many biennial favourites and firsts for visitors to check out at the third edition of Asia's largest and one of the three most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, Singapore Airshow 2012.

To be held from February 14 to 19 at the Changi Exhibition Centre, the airshow will feature more than 900 exhibitors from 50 countries and 266 delegations from 80 countries.

Visitors will also be able to check out over 65 of the latest military aircraft, passenger airliners and luxury business jets on display over 100,000sqm of outdoor exhibition space, such as star-display Boeing 787 Dreamliner making its first appearance in Singapore.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner,
 the world’s most advanced passenger airplane
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It seats 290 passengers, depending on the variant. Boeing states that it is the company’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major airliner to use composite materials for most of its construction. The 787 consumes 20% less fuel than the similarly-sized Boeing 767. Some of its distinguishing features include a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles, and a smoother nose contour.

Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) F-15SG
Other firsts on display in this year's Airshow include the A330 MRTT multi-role tanker and the ACJ318 corporate jet from Airbus Military.

Vistors will also be treated to an aerial display, which includes highlights such as the Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) F-15SG and F-16C and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) MiG-29N aerial display team the "Smokey Bandits". 

The show will also see Australian pilot Tony Blair of Blair Aerosports flying the Rebel 300 single propeller aircraft in the first stunt aerobatic performance in the history of airshows in Singapore.

With up to 100,00 people expected to throng Singapore Airshow this weekend, when it is open to the public, organisers are adding more measures to cope with a larger turnout.

There will be about 100 bendy buses to shuttle visitors to the airshow from Changi Airport's Terminal 3 coach stand. Each bus, with 75 seats, can ferry about 80 to 90 people at a time. Buses will depart at 2-minute intervals. The start time for the shuttle-bus service will be brought forward to 8am, instead of the original 8.30am at previous shows.

Airshow tickets, which cost $20 for adults and $8 for children aged 12 and below, are available from www.sistic. com.sg and all Sistic outlets.
For more details about the airshow, visit www.singaporeairshow.com.

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