Where Asia does business

Singapore's geographical position, political stability and business-friendly economy has long established its status as the commercial and financial hub of Southeast Asia. The tiny island state is also home to the third-largest biennial air show and next week's event will see most of the major airliner, defence, rotorcraft and business aviation manufacturers make their pitches to some of the world's fastest growing airlines and most acquisitive militaries, including the city's own Singapore Airlines and air force. In the following feature package we look at many of the themes that will be in the spotlight at Changi Exhibition Centre from airline orders to military procurement, and infrastructure to the potential for sales of helicopters and private jets. Always ready for the fights : the Singapore sow will give a unique perspective on the types of capabilities the tiny nation's powerful air force is looking to develop / Greg Waldron -- Air force braces for the next generation -- The next wave : with new jet deliveries soaring following Southeast Asian airlines' recent spending spree, orders have slowed--but more sales opportunities are already on the horizon / Ellis Taylor -- Black gold : Southeast Asia's offshore transportation business is a fertile market for rotorcraft manufacturers / Greg Waldron -- MRO firms repair for take-off : with thousands of aircraft on order from airlines and the rise of LCCs, regional maintenance, repair and overhaul players are set for rapid expansion / Mavis Toh -- Big market low sales : although the use of private jets in Southeast Asia is growing, infrastructure, regulations and cultural baggage continue to hold back what should be a buying bonanza / Greg Waldron -- Dream building : a private firm has revived Indonesia's ambition of developing a turboprop passenger aircraft, after a previous state-led programme collapsed more than 15 years ago / Firdaus Hashim -- Routes to success : prospects are growing for regional aircraft in Asia as airlines develop lower-density, hub and spoke services--but which airframer will end up dominant? / Ellis Taylor -- Question of power : with a new wave of narrowbody jets inbound to Asia-Pacific's rapidly expanding airlines, engine manufacturers are manoeuvring to bag the biggest deals / Ellis Taylor -- Terminal tussle : Singapore's Changi airport is preparing for considerable expansion as it moves to secure its spot as Southeast Asia's premier air transit hub--but a regional turf war is brewing / Mavis Toh.


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Media Info

  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: p. 34-53
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 185
    • Issue Number: 5425
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01520952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Apr 2 2014 10:36AM