16 March 2020

Singapore Airshow 2020 Aerial Display + Embraer E-195 E2 | Dassault Falcon 6X & 8X | HondaJet Elite Jet

Singapore Airshow 2020 showcased the latest Embraer E-195 E2 prototype "Profit Hunter" with TechLion plane livery, Dassault Falcon 6X and HondaJet Elite Jet - commercial and business aircrafts displayed for the first time at Asia’s largest and one of the most influential aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, from 11th to 16th February 2020 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore.

Deputy Prime Minster Heng Swee Keat officiated the Singapore Airshow 2020 opening ceremony at Marina Bay Sands.

The Singapore Airshow is the region’s most diversified and largest aerospace and defense marketplace, reflecting the leading edge, strengthening long-term partnerships and strategic collaborations across aviation and aerospace industry, featuring latest technology innovation trends like unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous technology, smart technologies and cybersecurity.

Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence and Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport graced the Singapore Airshow 2020 ribbon cutting ceremony and visited several exhibitors in the showhall and static display area.

Singapore Airshow 2020 witnessed JTC’s signings with aerospace companies to bring in $500 million new investments to expand the aerospace ecosystem and supplier networks; CAAS’ initiative with Airbus to improve regional connectivity in urban air mobility and ST Engineering’s five-year contract to provide nacelle maintenance services to Qantas Airways’ Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330 fleet.

A showcase of new products and innovation like Dassault’s Falcon 6x, Airbus unveiling its blended wing body technology demonstrator to potentially provide up to 20% lower fuel consumption, Rolls Royce 25th Anniversary Trent engines, Pratt & Whitney new contracts, Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 cabin display, ATR signing agreements and milestones are significant for Singapore Airshow.

ROLLS-ROYCE celebrates 25 years of Trent and future plans. It started manufacture of the world’s largest fan blades, for its UltraFan® demonstrator engine that will set new standards in efficiency and sustainability, offering a 25 per cent fuel reduction and emissions compared to the first generation of Trent engine.  Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircrafts uses trent engines.

Pratt & Whitney and AEGEAN Airlines celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft equipped with Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines while China Airline and Tiger Taiwan places their orders for GTF engine.

Rafik Mansour, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Singapore, said the prominent participation of U.S. industry in the show this year amplifies America’s year-round presence and purpose.

“As the Indo-Pacific emerges as a key global market for aerospace and defense, Singapore’s focus on research and development, intellectual property protection and a skilled workforce continue to make the country an invaluable strategic partner.”

The US pavilion consist of more than 150 companies with 28 US states represented, including six stand-alone state pavilions — Arizona, North Carolina, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and West Virginia.

USA companies includes Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Bell helicopter, Gulfstream,  Textron Aviation,  making it the largest US presence ever at the Singapore Airshow, comprising of defence, security, aircraft, contractors, integrators, equipment manufacturers, small to medium enterprises and maintenance specialists at the Airshow.  

The inaugural Aerospace Media Awards Asia
sponsored by Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream, CAE, Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace was held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel to recognise the outstanding talents in the aerospace media industry.

Embraer E-195 E2 "Profit Hunter" aircraft with Tech-Lion livery conjured an imposing sight at Singapore Airshow 2020 static display area.

Tech-Lion Profit Hunter The Embraer E-195 E2

Fitted with the latest staggered Business class seats ensures 12 passengers window views and very comfortable seat pitch of 36 inches, 24 premium economy seats with cushioned headrest, seat pitch at 34 inches and 84 economy class legroom at 31 inches.

Embraer commercial single aisle aircraft with 132 seats at 31inches seat pitch and up to 146 seats, 28 inches seat pitch configuration powered with Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines includes clients like Azul Brazil Airline, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa city line, Air Costa, Japan and airlines in China.

Brazil Embraer E195-E2, the most environmentally friendly aircraft in its class with the  lowest levels of external noise and emissions competes with European Airbus A220 (formerly Bombardier CSeries) and Japan Mitsubishi Regional SpaceJet M100/M90 from aviation buyers looking for aircrafts with up to 150 seats configuration.

Brazil Airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A is E195-E2 launch customer and operated since October 2019. 

Praetor 600, Embraer Executive Jet latest innovation jet was scheduled for display at Singapore Airshow 2020 but changed its itinerary.

Embraer celebrates its Golden Jubliee with its multi label Embraer Commercial, Embraer Executive Jet, Embrarer Defence and Security and new EmbrarerX, innovation technology. 

Embrarer commercial aviation have entered into a Joint Venture agreement, subject to final approval with Boeing owning 80% shares and Embrarer 20% in a new entity, Boeing Brasil Commerical.

Dassault aviation private business jets -Falcon 6X displayed for the first time in Singapore and 8X displayed at Singapore Airshow 2018 were the ultimate luxury cabin showcase at Singapore Airshow 2020. 

Featuring the first ever skylight in a business aircraft - an industry first, the 30 larger windows on the Falcon 6X emits unbeatable luminosity with true panoramic views, elevating your mood and senses with Dassault’s unique cabin air filtration and circulation system where cabin air is fully refreshed in two to three minutes.

Flowing, uninterrupted lines and streamline styles with contemporary customized design and plush decor places you in the comfort of your own home or sky office.

Dassault's highly innovative cabin system provides you with fingertip control using iPhone® app for all cabin management control lighting, volume level and entertainment functions.

The Falcon 6X State-of-the-Art technology infused business aviation’s most advanced fly-by-wire system. Its engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s leading-edge, ultra-efficient PurePower® PW812D, are optimized for long-range, business jet missions and top speed of Mach .90, connects and provides every comfort possible on twelve-hour flights to every major business centres from Asia to Europe and USA.

ATR, the world’s number one regional aircraft turboprop manufacturer showcased its ATR 72-600 featuring its latest technologies for on-board passenger inclusion like braille passenger cards and a Hearing Aid Loop onboard Bangkok Air at the static display area.

The global success of the ATR attributes to its efficiency which uses 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2 than a regional Jet.

At Singapore Airshow 2020, ATR showcased its ClearVisionTM Enhanced Vision System (EVS), a world-first in commercial aviation and its Route Creation Model. This offers pilots greater situational awareness in conditions of reduced visibility and the ability to take-off and land with reduced minima, made to Guernsey and Bhutanese airlines Aurigny and Drukair, respectively.

ATR also announce that Singapore based lessor Avation PLC (AVAP: LSE) has converted two Purchase Rights into firm orders for two ATR 72-600 aircraft. The aircraft will be leased to Bangladeshi airline US-Bangla, the biggest private airline in Bangladesh

Honda Aircraft Company presented at Singapore Airshow 2020 the fastest, farthest and highest-flying plane in its class - The HondaJet Elite. 

Powered by the GE Honda Aero Engines HF120 with unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount configuration, Natural Laminar Flow nose and wing, and composite fuselage, the HondaJet Elite is a beautiful jet with Tiffany blue and white livery.

Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 showcased its spacious cabin  at Singapore Airshow 2020. It had completed its maiden flight with the first Pratt & Whitney GTF™ PW1200G engine assembled in Japan and is geared for final certification.

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation under Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. develops, produces, sells and supports the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of next-generation regional jets with the most spacious cabins, widest economy seats, highest aisle clearance and most overhead bin capacity of any aircraft in their class.

BMW returns as Official Car for Singapore Airshow 2020 as Performance Motors Singapore provide a fleet of 350 BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series and BMW 7 Series to shuttle VIP attendees.

Singapore Airshow 2020 Aerial Display with RSAF Republic of Singapore Air Force | USAF U.S. Air Force | USAF U.S. Marine Corp | China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Ba Yi.

Hot favourites inlcudes United States Marine Corps’ F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, and the United States Pacific Air Forces’ F-22 Raptor, The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s aerial display team of an F-15SG fighter jet and two AH-64D attack helicopters, and a flyover by the United States Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress on 15 February.

China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) aerobatics team Ba Yi, participated for the first time at Singapore Airshow.

Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) Black Eagles Aerobatic Team T-50 was supposed to perform at Singapore AirShow 2020 but cancelled its participation.

Singapore Airshow 2020 aerial displays opening takes flights from Republic of Singapore Air Force featuring F-15SG and 
two AH-64D attack helicopters performed exciting manoeuvres, showcasing the high degree of precision and coordination required between the three aircraft.

United States Air Forces’ F-22 Raptor
supersonic speed spectacular aerial flying display performances.

United States Marine Corps’ F-35B Joint Strike Fighter demonstrated the surperb engines of Lockheed Martin most powerful jet.

USAF B-52 Stratofortress of 2nd bomb wing, BarsdalevAir Force base flyover Singapore Air Show while it journeys back to Andersen Air Force base in Guam.

Ba Yi, China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) aerobatics team performed exhilarating aerobatic manoeuvres with coloured smoke at Singapore Air show 2020.  

PLAFF showcased of a series of  choreographed manoeuvres, jaw-dropping stunts and synchronized  adrenaline-fuelled flying displays with precision and coordination between 6 Russian made J-10 jet to the delight of the mesmerized spectators.

Singapore Air Show visitors got up-close and personal with the first in Asia display range of commercial and military aircraft at the Static Aircraft Display Area.Area.

The spectators enjoyed love-band performances by The Band of the Pacific from the United States Air Force and the inaugural SG Experience which features home-grown F&B and lifestyle brands where Singapore brewery Brewerkz created Afterburner Pacific Pale Ale, specially for Singapore Airshow 2020.

The Singapore Airshow mascots, Captain Leo and Captain Leonette, made their appearances and mingled with the vistors.

Singapore Airshow 2020 partnered PIONEER, Singapore online defence publication, to produce and LIVE stream the aerobatic flying display for the first time, on 15 and 16 Feb, at 11.30am and 2.30pm on Singapore Airshow (www.singaporeairshow.com) and PIONEER's (www.defencepioneer.sg) website and social media channels, hosted by DJs from POWER 98 LOVE SONGS – Jerald Koh and 88.3JIA – Ben Lee, and veteran hosts Augustine Anthuvan and Desmond Lee. 

It was streamed live on www.meWATCH.sg (previously Toggle) and made available to regional broadcasters and online platforms via Globecast.

The Singapore Airshow 2020 welcomed over 930 participating companies from more than 45 countries, close to 30,000 trade visitors from more than 110 countries, where over 800 delegation meetings were concluded to establish networks and connect business opportunities around the world and over 20,000 public visitors despite Covid-19 virus concerns.

More than two-thirds of its key exhibitors committing to participate in Singapore Airshow 2022 - including Airbus, Boeing, Changi Airport Group, Diehl Defence, Elbit, Embraer, Hensoldt, Israel Aerospace Industries, L3 Harris, Lufthansa Technik, Pratt & Whitney, Rafael and ST Engineering.

Returning country pavilions for Singapore Airshow 2022 include USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, Malaysia and Switzerland.

Singapore Airshow 2022 will be held from 15 to 20 February at Changi Exhibition Centre, featuring an exciting line up of aerial performance and static aircraft displays, latest aerospace technology and aviation innovation. 

*Photos by BeauteRunway photography team using Canon 1DX and Nikon D5.


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