Innovative pursuits on Day 2 of Singapore Airshow 2024

ASIM, feb-21.

Spotlight: Flying displays

The Indian Air Force’s Sarang team debuted at Singapore Airshow 2024, showcasing intricate aerial formations in Advanced Light Helicopters renowned for their hingeless rotors and exceptional agility. This year’s airshow featured a record eight aerial performances from six air forces and two commercial companies, marking the largest number of foreign flying teams in the event’s history.

Transforming business to drive innovation

At the Singapore Airshow 2024, industry leaders are showcasing their strategies for navigating the evolving landscape of the aerospace and defense sectors. By focusing on core competencies and implementing strategic transformations, companies are positioning themselves to tackle the challenges of today and prepare for future growth. RTX, for example, emphasizes leveraging its breadth and scale across commercial aviation and defense through strategic partnerships, while Supernal highlights its commitment to delivering innovative solutions with the support of Hyundai Motor Group and trusted aviation suppliers.

Jeff SHOCKEY, Senior Vice President of Global Government Relations at RTX, underscores the company’s rich history of innovation and its focus on industry-advancing technologies. Meanwhile, Jaiwon SHIN, President of Hyundai Motor Group and CEO of Supernal, emphasizes the company’s mission to create efficient solutions and deliver a new era of flight, leveraging the capabilities of its partners. Through these initiatives, companies aim to drive progress and meet the demands of an ever-changing industry landscape.

AeroForum: Advanced Air Mobility Forum

The emergence of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) has heralded a transformative era in transportation, offering innovative solutions for the movement of people and goods while reshaping commercial and business aviation paradigms. At AeroForum, industry stakeholders convene to explore the latest advancements and the path to commercializing AAM. As 2024 unfolds, many AAM Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are intensifying their focus on rigorous certification processes, aiming to commence operations in the coming years, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, which presents abundant use cases in countries like Japan, Korea, India, Australia, and New Zealand.

While AAM holds immense potential, challenges persist in establishing the necessary ecosystem to support its operationalization, encompassing infrastructure development, policy frameworks, and aircraft financing. Various OEMs are charting unique paths towards commercialization, reflecting the diverse strategies and approaches within the industry. AAM operators are poised to complement existing aviation operations by offering enhanced networks and capabilities, with a growing emphasis on expanding beyond short-haul intra-city travel and cargo transportation to include international and inter-city routes, presenting a promising frontier, especially in globally oriented air travel hubs like Singapore. Nonetheless, realizing the potential of international AAM travel hinges on the establishment of appropriate ground and air infrastructure, alongside harmonized regulatory frameworks across borders, acknowledging regional nuances in the developmental trajectory of this transformative technology.

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