Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Singapore Airshow 2012: 14 - 19 February 2012

Singapore Airshow 2012, the 3rd installment of the airshow event, has many major industry leaders like Airbus, Boeing, EADS, Finmeccanica, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, ST Engineering and MTU. Commercial participants will also be able to go through  business forums,  procurement networking forum and high-level strategic conferences.

The real deal in Singapore Airshow 2012 for the man on the Singapore streets is of course the Public Day over the weekend of 18 to 19 February 2012.  And no need to worry about how to get there. Reaching there will be easy, there will be a 100 bus strong fleet of the Airshow Shuttle operating between Changi Airport and the event venue, Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC):
"Airshow visitors are strongly encouraged to use this shuttle service from Changi Airport, which is well served by MRT trains and public buses. To minimise congestion at CEC and in the airport vicinity,  visitors  to Singapore Airshow  should make their way to Changi Airport via the MRT or public buses, and board the Airshow Shuttle there. Visitors are strongly encouraged not to drive to the airport due to the expected heavy
traffic and limited carpark capacity."
Source : Special public days shuttle service between Changi Airport and Changi Exhibition Centre return
Singapore Airshow public Day - Source : Singapore Airshow 2012
There will of course be aerobatic flying displays:
  • Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will perform team aerobatic with 2 warplanes, F-16C and F15S.
  • Tony Blair, one of Australia's top aerobatic pilots from Blair Aerosports,  will perform solo aerobatic with a Rebel 300.
  • Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will perform team aerobatics with 5 MIG 29.
  • A giant United States Airforce (USAF) Boeing C-17 Globemaster will perform solo aerobatic while another giant Boeing B-52 will perform a fly-by!
  • And 6 Roulettes from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will perform team aerobatics.[1]
There will also be static display of civilian and military aircraft. Singapore Airlines also will display one of its megatops (nickname for SIA Boeing 747-400) which is retiring soon. [2]

[1] - Singapore Airshow 2012 Flying Display Timings
[2] - Singapore Airshow 2012 Static Aircraft Display Participants

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