Singapore Airshow 2020

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Re: Singapore Airshow 2020

Post by Flightline Uk » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:49 am

After careful consideration, the ROKAF has decided to not participate in the 『Singapore Airshow 2020 (Feb. 11-16)』.
The decision was made as part of a government-wide effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection and as part of a preemptive measure to ensure the safety of our military personnel.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to both domestic and international fans who supported us and looked forward to our participation in the Singapore Airshow.
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Post by Adam » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:01 am

Several exhibitors (Textron and Gulfstream) have also pulled out. All the Chinese exhibitors are also unable to attend as there is a travel ban in place. I guess this show might be a very muted affair.

Singapore is taking this very, very seriously. My immediate family still live out there and in their workplace they're being temperature-checked each morning and wear stickers so people know they're verified to be "clean". They were the first country to close its borders to people coming from China and have recently expanded this to include all people who have recently been there. They have also distributed free masks to every household (albeit have emphesised that they're only intended for people who might actually be ill and there's no reason for ordinary, healthy people to wear one). It seems all this has worked as there have been no new cases there for a few days now.

It doesn't help that the organisers haven't been very transparent at any point. There's one week until the show and still no list of flying display aircraft from them! Knowing how things work out there, they're probably waiting until every act is 100% nailed down before publishing the full list in one go, but that's not actually very helpful for a couple of friends visiting from abroad, who just want an official indication of what size and scale the show's going to be to help them decide whether or not to cancel their flights!

On another note, it seems the F-15SG will be flying an "integrated display" of some kind, rather than a solo. So that's a bit of good news I suppose.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:17 am

Despite concerns about the coronavirus, the Singapore Airshow will proceed as scheduled.
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/singapo ... 20-02-04-0
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Post by Flightline Uk » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:50 am

US military brings aerial demonstrations, static aircraft to Singapore Airshow 2020

U.S. military aircraft will participate in the Singapore Airshow 2020 with aerial demonstrations and static displays at Changi Air Base (East), Republic of Singapore Feb. 11-16.

SA2020 is the largest defense exhibition and biennial international tradeshow in the Pacific.

A cross section of U.S. military members and aircraft will participate in the weeklong event, to include:
A C-17 Globemaster III from the 15th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
F-22 Raptors from the 154th Wing, JBPHH
An E-3 Sentry from the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan
F-16 Fighting Falcon aerial demonstration team from the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan
A B-52 Stratofortress from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 36th Wing Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
An MQ-9 Reaper from the 432nd Wing, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada
An RQ-4 Global Hawk from the 319th Reconnaissance Wing, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
Air Combat Command’s F-22 Raptor aerial demonstration team from Langley AFB, Virginia
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Marine Forces Pacific’s F-35B Lightning II aerial demonstration team from Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, 1st MAW, MCAS Futenma, Japan
An AH-1Z Viper from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369, MAG-36, 1st MAW, MCAS Futenma, Japan
A UH-1Y Venom from HMLA 369, MAG-36, 1st MAW, MCAS Futenma, Japan
An RQ-21 Blackjack from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3, MAG-24, 1st MAW, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Hawaii
A P-8 Poseidon from Patrol Squadron TEN (VP-10), Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida
EF-18 Growlers from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)-195, Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW)-125, NAS Norfolk, Virginia

This year’s exhibition will be the seventh iteration since its inception in 1996.

Through participation in airshows and regional events, the U.S. demonstrates its commitment to the security of the Indo-Pacific region, promotes interoperability, displays the flexible combat capabilities of the U.S. military, and creates lasting relationship with international audiences to strengthen the bonds that support partnership building throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
SA2020 will be open to the public Feb. 15-16.
https://www.pacaf.af.mil/News/Article-D ... airshow-2/
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:42 am

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Post by Adam » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:24 am

Rumoured some months ago but frankly dismissed by almost everyone after several false alarms over the past decade, but it seems the People's Liberation Army Air Force's August 1st team have just rolled up in Singapore with their Chengdu J-10s. I wonder how they circumnavigated the very comprehensive travel ban Singapore has in force currently?! Either way, I really regret not being there now, suddenly it's a world-class airshow again. And just imagine, what if it had worked out for Sarang and the Black Eagles, too? What a show that would have been!
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Post by Flightline Uk » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:48 am

That is ….. extraordinary! :?
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s air force will participate in the upcoming Singapore Airshow, the country’s defence ministry said on Wednesday, at a time when concerns over the spread of a virus from China are overshadowing Asia’s biggest aerospace and defence event.
China’s defence ministry said in a post on its official WeChat account that its air force had been invited by Singapore to take part in the airshow between Feb 5-18, adding that it would nine aircraft and more than 100 personnel.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china ... KKBN1ZZ1FV
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Post by Adam » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:17 pm

Flying display officially confirmed: August 1st (6 J-10s), USMC F-35B, USAF F-22A, USAF PACAF F-16C and RSAF Integrated Aerial Display Team (F-15SG and two Apaches)
https://www.singaporeairshow.com/public/flying-displays

EDIT: Just noticed Team Jupiter are not on the official list! I'm not sure what's happened to them, but they left their home base to head to Singapore on Monday and are currently island-hopping across Indonesia on their way to the show!
https://tangerangonline.id/2020/02/03/j ... odiklatau/

The USAF PACAF F-16 Demo Team have also not been included.
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Post by Adam » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:36 pm

It seems Jupiter Aerobatic Team got as close as Batam, which is a 40 minute ferry ride from Singapore, then cancelled without giving a reason and are returning to home.
https://indoaviation.asia/sudah-sampai- ... qdHuJLHm3U

You couldn't make this stuff up! I remember in 2014, Singapore and Indonesia decided to kick off a diplomatic spat during the airshow and JAT jumped ship and flew home before the event ended. It must be a nightmare trying to run an airshow in this kind of environment.
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Post by Flightline Uk » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:39 am

Singapore, 6 February 2020 – Airbus will participate at the upcoming Singapore Airshow, showcasing its latest products, services and innovations in the commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter segments. The show takes place at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, 11-16 February.
The Airbus exhibit in the main hall [Stand #J23] will feature products from across the Airbus Family product range, including large scale models of the long range A350-1000, the A400M military airlifter and the H160 helicopter, as well as S450, an earth observation satellite platform.
An area of the stand will be dedicated to Airbus’ latest innovations designed to build a sustainable future of flight. These include a model of the E-Fan X hybrid-electric demonstrator and for the first time a model of MAVERIC, a new flying demonstrator, with a disruptive aircraft configuration.
In addition, visitors can learn more about the latest Airbus Services solutions being brought to market. These include Skywise, Airbus’ open data platform of reference for all major aviation players looking to improve their operational performance, and a demo of the newly unveiled Airbus Virtual Reality Flight Trainer.
From the military product line, an A400M operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force, will be on display. This latest generation, multi-role aircraft, offers unmatched versatility on military and humanitarian missions around the globe. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will also display one of its newly acquired A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) aircraft which offers capabilities that include refuelling missions, transport and deployment.
Airbus will also be present at the air show organiser’s “What’s Next” booth, with Ambee and Scapic, two start-ups from the company’s Bizlab in Bangalore, pitching their products and services.
https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... -2020.html
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