The Singapore Airshow focused on recovery and the long term sustainability of the aerospace and defence industries.

This year’s newcomers included India’s Tejas light combat attack aircraft which flew in the display for the first time.

New deals in cargo and maintenance

The show’s deals included an order for seven Airbus A350 freighters to service the booming air cargo market. ST Engineering also announced a raft of new deals in the maintenance sector.

Urban air mobility was another big focus with Volocopter, AirAsia, Avalon and Embraer unveiling further plans.

Sustainability was high up on the event agenda with Airbus announced a new partnership to establish a hydrogen hub in Singapore.

As well as reducing emissions, financial sustainability was a key focus of the debut Aviation CEO Forum. Industry bosses were confident of a post-Covid recovery within the sector but were mindful of the challenges of raising more money to keep growth on track.

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