Saturday, 20 February 2016

Singapore Airshow 2016

Singapore Airshow is Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world. A truly global exhibition where the latest state-of-the-art systems and equipment, together with their related technologies and developments, are displayed by top aerospace companies around the world.
The event the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit, which attracts an unprecedented network of international senior commercial & government delegations. The other two strategic conferences that will be held during the week of the show are the A*STAR Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum and the Singapore Aerospace Technology and Engineering Conference.
In 2016, the event will also be featuring three special zones within the exhibition site namely the Aerospace Emerging Technologies Zone, the Business Aviation Zone and the Training & Simulation Zone.
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8 things to do and see at Singapore Airshow 2016
FOR aviation enthusiasts in Singapore, it is a holy week. This weekend, a slate of the world’s most advanced aircraft will be gathered at Changi Exhibition Centre. From the US$140 million (SG$180m) per pop F-22 stealth fighter jet to the all-electronic civilian tiltrotor Project Zero (it’s a plane which takes off like a helicopter but transitions into standard flight mid-air), this year’s airshow is set to be as dazzling to civilian flight enthusiasts as it is to businessmen who are eyeing up billion dollar deals in the preceding trade-only days.
Here are the 8 most exciting things to do and see at this year’s airshow.
  • Take a seat in the cockpit of a fighter jet
  • Get cool lapel pins and posters
  • Have a chat with the pilots
  • Enter the Galaxy
  • I feel the need, the need for speed!
  • The US$140 million F-22 stealth fighter
  • The spy plane which ruffled China’s feathers
  • Tiltrotor planes
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Singapore Airshow 2016: Photos From Social Media

An image of a Boeing P-8A Poseidon on a wall at the Boeing pavilion at the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore,

The biggest air show in the Asia-Pacific region kicks off Tuesday in Singapore.

Scroll through the slideshow below and take a peek at some military and commercial aircraft.

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Blazing a trail at Singapore Airshow 2016
Heads turned skyward and camera shutters clicked as eight T-50B fighter jets zoomed above Changi, leaving trails of coloured smoke.
South Korean aerobatics team the Black Eagles drew “oohs and aahs” from members of the media, who on Sunday (14 February) were treated to a preview of the aerial displays that are set to wow the crowds during the Singapore Airshow 2016.
The Black Eagles are back for a second time at the prestigious aviation event, which will be held from 16 to 21 February at the Changi Exhibition Centre. The team made their debut at the Airshow’s previous edition in 2014, when their jaw-dropping stunts drew a crowd of close to 100,000 public attendees.

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Heads up, Singapore Airshow visitors: Public transport will cost you an arm and a leg
$10 surcharge for taxis (and you can forget about booking anything), no cycling and a shuttle bus ride will cost you $8.

It looks like it’s going to cost you more than the price of your ticket to get to and from the Singapore Airshow, that just started on Tuesday.

Its trade days are on until Friday, while Saturday and Sunday will see the show opening to the public. For those of you who are going on the weekdays this week, and are not driving there, it’s worth noting these facts.

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Singapore screw up Airshow from trying to profit from S$10 cab surcharge

Organisers for the Singapore Airshow screwed up the exhibition on it’s very first day yesterday (Feb 16) by making visitors queued over 2 hours to exit the venue just because they disallowed taxi booking and demand S$10 surcharge for every taxi picking up passengers. The organiser, Experia Events, claimed that the surcharge is needed to “manage traffic congestion” and this is the first time in 20 years they are implementing the surcharge.
Foreign visitors expressed their frustrations as tempers flared at the staffs of the organiser. Private transport and even bicycles are disallowed. The taxis which came to pick passengers were mostly premium taxis like Chrysler and Mercedes which charge more than twice the usual rate. Even the shuttle bus charges S$8 per trip to the Singapore Expo station.
The organiser has in response said that they will make arrangements with taxi companies to ensure a steady supply of cabs but they intend to continue profiting from the S$10 surcharge. The event will continue for the next 5 days.
The Singapore Airshow 2016 Is Ridiculously Expensive To Escape From

Trade visitors at the Singapore Airshow 2016 left with dampened spirits and a hole in their pockets on Tuesday (16 Feb) due to the poor organization. Because this happened during the first day of the Singapore Airshow.

The waiting time for a taxi at the Singapore Airshow stretched over two and a half hours, leaving many visitors of the Airshow furious under the sweltering heat.

Organiser Experia Events not only forbade taxi bookings, but also charged $8 for a shuttle bus ride each way, and a surcharge of $10 for taxi rides from the event. These $8 shuttle buses only brought passengers from the Changi Exhibition Centre to the Singapore Expo. Bicycles and personal mobility devices (PMDs) are also prohibited, all in the name of traffic congestion and the lack of parking space.

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Singapore Airshow organiser denies charges of gross profiteering at the airshow

Responding to allegations of “gross profiteering at the airshow” the organiser, Experia Events, has clarified that they do not.

In a statement the organiser said, “Experia Events has been working closely with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and local taxi companies on transport arrangements for every edition of the Singapore Airshow. This includes collaborating with local taxi companies to conduct briefings and on-site orientation sessions for their drivers to inform them about the transport arrangements for Singapore Airshow 2016.”

Trade visitors to the exhibition can only access the venue via cabs of approved taxi-operators and will be subjected to a $10 surcharge. Alternatively, they may pay S$8 for a shuttle bus ride to Singapore Expo.

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