Sing the praises of aerospace

It may be a tiny city-state surrounded by enormous neighbours, but Singapore nevertheless packs a special punch when it comes to aviation. Its air force, already arguably the most potent in the region, is gearing up for some major upgrades to stay abreast of the country's evolving geopolitical challenges. Its geographical location gives it a key role in regional sea patrol and rescue. And, in a broader region where economies and civil air travel are booming, Singapore's Changi airport is a hub of virtually unmatched significance, both for intra-Southeast Asian traffic and connections to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Maintenance, too, figures increasingly in a growing aerospace industry. On the eve of the 16-21 February Singapore air show, a special report from Flight's Singapore bureau. Responding to China : Southeast Asia's leading air force continues to methodically improve its already impressive fixed-wing inventory / Greg Waldron -- Scramble for renewal : with speculation mounting that a helicopter replacement scheme is in the offing, manufacturers will turn out in force at biennial show / Greg Waldron -- Offshore in doldrums : helicopter makers are looking for new opportunities across Southeast Asia, amid weakness in the oil and resources sector / Greg Waldron -- Turboprop ambitions : Indonesia's state-owned airframer is bidding to bring back the nation's lost engineering skills with plans for commuter type / Firdaus Hashim -- A focus for aerospace : with two of the world's three biggest engine makers present, Seletar airport is increasingly making a name on the global state / Ellis Taylor -- Proud new arrivals : plans for a new terminal at the popular facility include an emphasis on automation to reduce excessive document checks / Firdaus Hashim -- Lacking agreement : members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have yet to reach a deal to create an open skies market across the region / Mavis Toh.


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  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: pages 40-57
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  • Accession Number: 01593009
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2016 1:55PM