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Singapore Airshow 2024: Static Display Highlights



 

The Static Aircraft Display at this years Singapore Airshow stood out as a key attraction drawing aviation professionals and enthusiasts alike. Featuring over 30 aircraft and helicopters from various countries worldwide, the showcase presented a captivating array. Among the impressive lineup, certain aircraft garnered widespread attention not only from us but also from attendees at the event. One of the biggest attractions this year was Starlux's A330Neo, and the debut of COMAC's C919 and ARJ21 at the Airshow. Join us as we take you on a recap of the Static Aircraft Display at the Singapore Airshow 2024.


Airbus Industries
Airbus A330Neo (Starlux)

Starlux's Airbus A330Neo was an impressive looking aircraft. The Airlines' modern black and bronze livery suited the sleek curves of the A330Neo perfectly. Taking up the centre spot of the Static display area, the A330Neo stood out amongst all other aircraft at Changi Exhibition Centre. The interior cabin of the aircraft was equally as impressive, featuring a consistent sense of luxury and comfort throughout the aircrafts Business & Economy class cabins.


Airbus A400M (German Air Force)

Making a return to the airshow is the Luftwaffe's Airbus A400M Atlas. This modern tactical airlifter could be easily configured to carry different payloads, ranging from helicopters, to tanks, cargo palettes and even people. More impressive is the aircraft's cockpit, bearing a similar layout to other Airbus Aircraft, allowing for easy transition and training for pilots to cross over and operate the A400M.


Bombardier
Bombardier Global 6500

Canadian aerospace company Bombardier brought in their Global 6500 aircraft for display. Launched in 2018, the Global 6500 is a long range business jet capable of carrying up to 17 people, and have a range of over 6000miles.


COMAC
Comac C919

A direct competitor to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, Comac's C919 is a home grown aircraft designed and built in China. The Singapore Airshow marks its first appearance internationally, and has garnered much interest from many in the industry, and in the public as well.


Comac ARJ 21

Though visually similar to the old MD-80/90 series of aircraft, the ARJ21 is a completely indigenous design built by COMAC. The two ARJ21s on display showcases the versatility of the planes design, showcasing a full passenger configured aircraft in use by TransNusa, and a full cargo configured plane used by xxx.


Dassault
Dassault Falcon 6X

Dassault Falcon 2000LX

Embraer
Embraer E195-E2

Embraer's E195-E2 demonstrator is no stranger to the Singapore Airshow. Making its appearance back in 2020, this E195-E2 recently underwent a repaint, evolving from the previous Tech Lion livery to the current Tech Eagle design. For many, it is always a joy to see Embraer's Profit Hunter at the Airshow.


Embraer KC390

Another first timer at the Singapore Airshow is Embraer's C-390 Millennium Medium Transport Aircraft. Recently purchased by the South Korean Government, the C-390 is capable of different mission profiles ranging from Troop carriage, cargo and VIP transportation, Aerial refuelling and many more.


Embraer Praetor 600

The Praetor 600 is Embraer's latest super mid-sized business jet, based off the Legacy 500 aircraft. Capable of carrying between 8-12 passengers, the Praetor 600 could fly further than her predecessor, in more comfort and style as well.


Gulfstream
Gulfstream G600

Gulfstream G700 (Debut)

Introduced in 2019, the Gulfstream G700 is the companies largest and fastest business jet, capable of carrying up to 19 passengers at speeds of Mach 0.935. Not only is the G700 fast, it could fly far, with a max range of 8920miles without the need to refuel.


Honda
HA-420 HondaJet

Compact yet lavish, the HondaJet Elite represents an enhanced iteration of the immensely popular HondaJet Light Business Aircraft. Crafted by Honda in the United States, these diminutive twin-engine low wing monoplanes are renowned for their innovation within their class. The upgraded HondaJet Elite boasts extended range, a redesigned cabin interior, and an updated flight deck.


Pilatus Aircraft
Pilatus PC-24

CAIC (Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation)
Changhe Z-10

Royal Malaysian Air Force
Sukhoi SU-30MKM

Our neighbouring country, Malaysia, has consistently shown support and participation in the Singapore Airshow. This year, the Sukhoi SU-30MKM made an appearance at the static display area, offering attendees an opportunity for a close-up look of this remarkably sleek and agile jet.


Republic of Singapore Air Force Display Area

The RSAF consistently captures the attention of the Singapore Airshow attendees with its captivating aerial performances and static display area, enticing crowds to witness their impressive aircraft up close. This year, the RSAF showcased a diverse range of aircraft, granting visitors the unique opportunity to explore the cockpits of their fighters and examine the interior of the Airbus A330MRTT and helicopters.


RSAF Airbus H225M

RSAF Airbus A330MRTT

RSAF Boeing F-15SG

RSAF Boeing CH-47F Chinook

RSAF Boeing AH-64D Apache

RSAF Lockheed Martin F-16D

United States Air Force / Navy Display Area

As one of Singapore's principal defence allies, the United States Military maintains a visible presence on our island nation. At this year's Singapore Airshow, the United States Air Force showcased a diverse array of assets, including 2 Lockheed F-35 Lightning II's, the C-17 Globemaster III, the P-8 Poseidon, the AH-64E Apache and the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker.


USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

USAF Boeing KC-135

USAF Boeing AH-64E Apache

USN Boeing P-8 Poseidon

USAF Lockheed F-35A

Royal Thai Air Force
RTAF Saab Gripen

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen from the Royal Thai Air Force stood out in this year's static display. Manufactured by Swedish aerospace defense company Saab AB, the Gripen is a nimble single-engine fighter aircraft. Notable for its canard wing configuration, the Gripen benefits from enhanced lift and stability during flight. Powered by a formidable General Electric GE F414G engine capable of generating up to 97.9kN of thrust, the aircraft could easily reach speeds of Mach 1.8.


We hope you have enjoyed this short recap of the Static Aircraft Display Area of the Singapore Airshow 2024. For a full photo coverage, please head over to our gallery page to check out the images in full resolution.


 

Credits:

Cover Image: Bryan Wong

Article Images: Sng Wei Jie, Sebastian Ng, Malcolm Lu & Bryan Wong.

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