The Singapore Airshow 2024 at Changi Exhibition Centre saw a total of nine aerial displays aerobatic manoeuvres flypast, for trade days on 20th to 23rd February and Weekend@Airshow on 24th and 25th February, the first Public Days in 4 years for the biennial Singapore Airshow.
Six National Air Forces - RAAF Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes, Indian Air Force Sarang, Indonesian Air Force Jupiter TNI+AU, ROKAF Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles, RSAF Republic of Singapore Air Force and USAF The United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress (flypast only on February 22) and three commercial companies - Airbus A350-1000 wide body airliner, Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC C919 narrow-body airliner and ARJ21 regional jet. COMAC made its inaugural participation at Asia’s most influential aerospace and defence event, flying it's aircraft for the first time outside China.
This Singapore AirShow 2024 edition thrilled spectators with the largest number of flying teams since Singapore Airshow inception in 2008, performing exhilarating aerobatics manoeuvres, spectacular stunning aerial precision performances diverse display coordinations with the latest prowess commercial and military aircraft.
Republic of Singapore Air Force's F-15SG and AH-64D Apache
Opening the Singapore Airshow 2024 aerial display is our Nation pride The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s integrated aerial display team, featuring a Lockhead Martin F-15SG fighter jet and the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, performing 12 synchronized stunts and choreographed manoeuvres.
The Slingshot sees the AH-64D helicopter charging into the show centre before pulling into a steep climb to apex at almost zero airspeed before executing a tight turn back while the F-15SG fighter jet enters from the right with a high G-turn 360 degrees around the helicopter.
The Sam Weave and Triple Aileon Roll sees the F-15SG releasing flares as it twist and roll with precision flying turns and 360 degrees spiral moves.
The Golden Salute is an appreciation to all audience and Singaporeans, with the helicopter performing a 'bow' and the F-15SG enters into a vertical spiral climb, releasing a column of flares to close the show.
Indian Air Force Sarang HAL DHRU
Indian Air Force Sarang is showcasing it's aerobatic manoeuvres for the first time at Singapore Airshow with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), manufactured Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv).
The first international display for the Sarang team was at the Asian Aerospace Airshow at Changi Exhibition Cente, Singapore in 2004.
The Sarang team helicopter livery is a painted beautiful peacock, ever so picturesque when the 4 helicopters are performing formations like Iverted Wineglass, India and Diamond.
The aerobatic display highlighted Indian Air Force pilots true flying skills and showcased the ALH Dhruv's agility and manoeuvrability for Sarang Manoeuvres like Cross Over Break, Sarang Heart and Sarang Split.
Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes PC-21
The Royal Australian Air Force's aerobatic display team The Roulettes uses Switzerland made Pilatus PC-21 – one of the most advanced training aircraft in the world.
This is the first time that RAAF The Roulettes with 6 aircraft and 7 member team is showcasing their aerobatic skills internationally with the new PC-21 at The Singapore Airshow 2024 with formations and manoeuvres like Wedge to Vulcan Rollbacks, Corkscrew and Quarter Clover and Cascades.
The RAAF conduct regular practice displays with Indonesia’s Jupiter Aerobatic team, complimenting the strong bilateral relationship of the 2 countries.
Performing mainly domestically in Australia all year round at official launches and special events, RAAF The Roulettes are trained in precise aerobatics formations, flying as close as 3 metres apart and as low as 250 feet (80m) at speeds of up to 370 knots.(685km/h) where the pilots can experience up to 6 ‘G', or 6 times, the force of gravity during a display.
Indonesia Air Force Jupiter KT-1B
Indonesia Air Force Jupiter (TNI-AU) Aerobatic Team 6 uses Korea WongBee KT-1B. The Jupiter team performed aerobatics display regularly at Singapore Airshow, participating in 2014, 2018, 2022 and 2024.
The Jupiter International aerial performance includes Bangkok, 2012 at Thailand aviation centurion celebration, Brunei Darusalam, 2013 at 4th Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX) and Langkawi, Malaysia for Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2023 and as well as numerous Indonesia official events.
Jupiter formations and manoeuvres include Jupiter wheel, solo spin, snake loop and showcased new moves this year, mesmerising crowds as usual.
Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles T-50
Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles uses Korea Aerospace Industries KAI T-50 the advanced supersonic jet trainer, for the aerobatic aerial display.
The Black Eagles are a crowd favourite with their synchronized manoeuvres and use of coloured smoke, creating pleasing Instagram friendly photos and videos.
Black Eagles ROKAF 7 and 8 have photographer and videographer onboard sometimes as passenger for sky view footages.
ROKAF Black Eagles weaved through the sky to create heart shape and Korean flag symbol in white with their manoeuvres.
United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress
The USAF Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber designed to perform a range of missions and is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet.
A pair of United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, the legendary military plane flew past the Singapore Airshow 2024 on February 22 on its way back to its airbase. USAF B52 is a staple in the military and have been in service for more than 5 decades.
Airbus A350 XWB latest edition, A350-1000 was first showcased at Singapore Airshow 2018. The aerial performance is a crowd favourite as it glides through gracefully into the clouds and sky, creating picture perfect photos for everyone.
The Airbus A350 Ultra Long Range is operated by Singapore Airlines on the world's longest commercial route today between Singapore and New York since 2018. Australia’s Qantas will be launching the next longest A-350 route for non-stop air travel from Sydney to London and New York with the inaugural flights in mid 2026.
For Singapore Airshow 2024 aerial flypast, the A350-1000 is fueled with a 35% blend of sustainable aviation fuel at Singapore Changi Airport, in association with ST-Airport Services, Changi Airport Group and SATS.
All Airbus aircraft are already able to operate with up to 50% SAF and towards achieving up to 100% SAF by 2030.
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China COMAC 919
COMAC C919, a narrow-body twin aisle airliner developed by Chinese aircraft manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China COMAC flew for the first time outside China at Singapore Airshow 2024 with C919 B-001F.
Designed and manufactured in China, C919 commercial plane inaugural flight MU9191 was on May 28, 2023 by China Eastern Airlines - who made the biggest purchase order for C919. China Eastern Airlines uses C919 on its route between Shanghai and Chengdu currently.
At Singapore Airshow 2024, Tibet Airlines placed an order of 50 COMAC C919 special variant aircraft for high altitude flying.
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China COMAC ARJ21-700
COMAC ARJ21-700 aircraft is the first short-medium range turbofan regional single aisle business aircraft with a flexible cabin option of twin class with 8 business class seats and 70 economy seats or single class of 97 coach seats.
Indonesia based TransNusa uses COMAC ARJ-21 and flies internationally from Jakarta to Singapore, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and domestically Bali and Yogyakarta.
GallopAir, Brunei second airline have signed a letter of intent to purchase COMAC C919 and ARJ21 business and freighter jet. GallopAir aims to start flights operations by late 2024.
The Singapore Airshow 2024 flying displays was held once a day at 12:30pm-2.00pm on 20 February, 11:30am-12:25pm on 21 and 22 February on trade days and on Weekend@Airshow Public Days, it was twice a day at 11:30am-12:15pm and 2:30pm-3:15pm on 24 and 25 February.
Members of the public could also view the flying displays via a livestream at Singapore Airshow 2024 (singaporeairshowlive.gov.sg) and a recorded version at other timings.
Schedule and timings are subject to changes and attendees are advised to check the Singapore Airshow Website: www.singaporeairshow.com , Facebook @OfficialSingaporeAirshow, Instagram : @singaporeairshow, X : @SGAirshow and LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/singapore-airshow
Singapore Airshow 2024 Static Display
Singapore Airshow 2024 static display include Airbus A330neo Starlux aircraft, Embraer 195-E2 COMAC C919 China Eastern Airlines aircraft, COMAC ARJ21 TransNusaAir regional jet and Air Central cargo aircraft.
STARLUX Airlines operates an all-Airbus passenger fleet that includes the Airbus A350-900, A330neo and A321neo, flying long haul United States flights with Airbus A350 from Taipei to San Francisco, Los Angeles currently, to Seattle from August 2024 and from Taipei to Singapore, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam with Airbus A330neo and A321neo.
At The Singapore Airshow 2024, Airbus received new orders from Taiwan Airline Starlux for 5 all-new A350F freighters and 3 more A330neo widebody aircraft while VietJet Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purchase of 20 Airbus A330-900 widebodies, complementing the Airbus A321XLRs already on order.
At Singapore Airshow 2024, Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition from Airbus Corporate Helicopters made its first appearance, featuring interior and exterior designed Aston Martin clean luxury aesthetic look.
Embraer, Brazil defense & security, commercial aviation, business aviation and urban air mobility solutions showcased Embraer E195-E2 with 'TechEagle ' livery with Embraer C-390 Millennium, Praetor 600 and Eve’s eVTOL cabin mockup first appearance at the Singapore Airshow 2024.
The Embraer E195-E2 commercial jet is the world’s most fuel-efficient and quietest single-aisle aircraft and received significant orders including from Singapore second airline Scoot.
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) showcased 10 of its aircraft and weapon systems like the F-15SG and F-16D fighter aircraft, the AH-64D, H225M and CH-47F helicopters, the Hermes 450 and Heron 1 UAVs, the A330-MRTT and the Aster 30 missile system.
Weekend@Airshow Public Days 2024 was an aviation theme hub of excitement.
Photos with Singapore Airshow's beloved mascots, Leo and Leonette meet and greet sessions, specially planned family-friendly activities like spanning treasure hunts and constructing eco-friendly paper airplanes, getting up close with the latest commercial and military aircraft on display, meet the pilots sessions and the high octane spectacular aerial display aerobatic manoeuvres flypast from Singapore and visiting aerobatic flying teams.
Singapore Airshow 2024 Autograph Session with Flying Display Pilots :
February 24 at 1:30pm – 2:00pm (Black Eagles) and 4:30pm – 5:00pm (Roulettes), and February 25 at 10:30am – 11:00am (Black Eagles), 1:30pm –2:00pm (Jupiter) and 4:30 – 5:00pm (Sarang).
Weekend@Airshow 2024 tickets inclusive of complimentary 2 way shuttle bus services from Expo to Changi Exhibition Centre were ticketed at SISTIC - SGD$34 for adults, SGD$17 for children aged 3 to 12 years, and SGD$240 for the group package, which includes 4 tickets and 1 car park label.
Singapore Airshow 2024 received its highest record of close to 60,000 trade attendees at the Changi Exhibition Centre from 20-23 February 2024 and additional almost 60,000 public attendance for Weekend@Airshow from February 24-25.
Singapore Airshow 2026 will be held in February. at Changi Exhibition Centre.
*Photos taken by BeauteRunway photography team using Canon RS 6 and RS 7, Nikon Z9 and Pentax K3-II.