Ready For Take-off, Again!

The first major airshow of 2022, Singapore Airshow will open its door from February 15-18 this year. Asia’s largest and most influential aviation exhibition commences in-person participation again, but this year will be slightly different from previous years

Issue: 1 / 2022By Rohit GoelPhoto(s): By Singapore Airshow / Facebook, Dassault Aviation
Shaping the future of Aviation industry, especially in Asia, Singapore Airshow is the third largest airshow in the world (File image)

The Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and most influential international aerospace and defence exhibition, is an aviation and military defence exhibition that is held every 2 years. This year, it will take place at Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from February 15-18, 2022. The show first started out in 2008 as the Changi International Airshow and was later changed to its present name. This is the eighth edition of its programme. The airshow is the 3rd largest in the world, after Le Bourget and Farnborough airshows. Over the years, the airshow has seen big giants, such as Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier get huge orders worth billions of dollars for their airplanes.

This year’s Singapore Airshow seems like it’s going to be big. Members of the public are not allowed to attend this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Minors under the age of 18 will not be permitted inside the venue.

This year also, the airshow is all set to shape the future of aviation industry. In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 threat, Singapore Airshow 2022 will be organised on a by-invite basis. All attendees will be required to adhere to travel requirements and safe management measures stipulated by Singapore’s authorities. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has heavily battered the aerospace industry. As Singapore Airshow gears up to welcome visitors in February, we hope this exclusive extension will boost morale and encourage Singapore’s aerospace industry to maintain its resilience during the long runway to recovery ahead,” said Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director, Experia Events Pte Ltd, organiser of Singapore Airshow.

Dassault Aviation will exhibit its Falcon 8X long-range trijet and ultra-versatile Falcon 2000LXS at the Singapore Air Show

Two years ago, Singapore Airshow 2020 was held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore many exhibitors opted out of the event. However, this year’s Singapore Airshow seems like it’s going to be big. Members of the public are not allowed to attend this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and current circumstances. Those with trade invitations are allowed to bring guests, but minors under the age of 18 will not be permitted inside the venue.


Leading global aerospace and aviation companies are exhibiting their products and services this year at the show, some of which are Airbus, BAE Systems, Bell Textron, Boeing, CAE, CFM, Collins Aerospace, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, General Atomics, General Dynamics, HENSOLDT, IAI, KMW, L3Harris, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa Technik, MBDA, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce, Safran, SIA Engineering, Singapore Technologies, Textron Aviation and Turkish Aerospace Industries.


A centre for thought leadership and knowledge exchange, Singapore Airshow features a series of forums that facilitates crucial conversations aimed at propelling the industry forward.

  • Aviation CEO Forum: February 15, 2022, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • In one of the first live, face-to-face events to take place in the Asia-Pacific region in 2022, Experia, the organiser of the Singapore Airshow, and aviation media player FlightGlobal, are teaming up to hold the Aviation CEO Panel, a gathering of leaders to debate the state of the industry as the hoped-for market rebound takes shape.
  • Sustainable Aviation Forum: February 16, 2022, 2:00pm to 3:30pm; February 17, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
(Left to Right): Singapore Airshow has an impressive array of indoor and outdoor displays from aerospace companies for the interest of all kinds of visitors and delegates (file images)

While aviation has historically been quite successful in leveraging technology to reduce its contributions to climate change, clearly there is more to do. This panel of aviation experts will take a deep-dive into the challenges and opportunities within sustainable aviation including trial projects, technology innovation, R&D collaborations with the ultimate goal of achieving netzero emissions.


  • Hosted Buyers Programme: Created specifically to facilitate business matching at the show, the Hosted Buyers Programme is an effective platform for top quality buyers from the procurement, purchasing and supply chain management divisions within the commercial aviation sector to meet with the exhibitors on a pre-scheduled, one-on-one basis. Buyers who are seeking specific products and services will be able to fully maximise their time at the show with the help of the personalised meetings schedules. Aside from the customised business meetings schedule, the Hosted Buyers will also be accorded complimentary 4-day Trade Passes and exclusive hospitality arrangement during the show.
    The Hosted Buyers are nominated by the exhibitors, industry associations or government agencies. Interested buyers who are seeking specific products and solutions may leverage on this business matching programme to source for new partners.
  • VIP Delegations Programme: The Singapore Airshow VIP Delegation Programme facilitates meetings between exhibitors and the VIP delegations and is one of the key success factors in the event’s growing prestige and established position among the top Airshows around the world. One of the most pivotal features of the show, the VIP Delegation Programme brings in an impressive number of military, government and commercial delegations from all over the world, and facilitates meetings between exhibitors and the VIP delegations.
  • Trade Missions Programme: Trade missions play a critical role at Singapore Airshow and invitations are extended to Embassies, High Commissions, Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce to participate in this Trade Missions Programme.
(Left to Right): Singapore Airshow has evolved into a major event on the world stage and is on the participation plans of all leading global and regional aviation companies (file images)

The Hosted Buyers Programme is an effective platform for top quality buyers from the procurement, purchasing and supply chain management divisions, within the commercial aviation sector, to meet with the exhibitors on a pre-scheduled, one-on-one basis


Returning for a 4th edition in 2022, AeroCampus by Singapore Airshow aims to provide the platform for the next generation of young talents, to foster deeper interest and gain insights on the higher education opportunities and latest exciting technologies available in the Aerospace Sector. Since inception in 2016, AeroCampus has served as an effective platform for students from upper secondary to university students, NSFs and jobseekers to interact with renowned Aerospace companies to explore career opportunities in the sector. The 2022 edition of AeroCampus will be held virtually.

  • Virtual Stem Workshop: In collaboration with Science Centre Singapore, Singapore Airshow presents virtual STEM workshops and live chat aimed at engaging and inspiring the aviators of tomorrow.
  • Virtual Career Fair: Organised in partnership with Workforce Singapore, this virtual career fair will provide a holistic platform for aspiring aviation professionals of tomorrow to discover more about the exciting opportunities within the aerospace industry, explore higher education opportunities, and embark on rewarding careers.


A330 Neo
Honda Aircraft
Business Jet
Falcon 8X
Falcon 2000LX
Falcon 6X
Embraer E190-E2
Ha-420 Hondajet
Bell Textron Inc.
Piaggio P-180
Avanti Evo
Bell 505



AeroPerks is a proprietary rewards programme for Singapore Airshow’s participants. AeroPerks spotlights uniquely local and sustainable brands that inspire and ignite imagination. Enjoy attractive discounts and privileges across six categories – Attractions, Experience, F&B, Hotels, Retail and Wellness! Offer is valid from December 15, 2021 – March 15, 2022 (unless otherwise stated). Just for 2022, AeroPerks is also extended to anyone working or studying in Singapore’s aerospace field, as a mark of solidarity and encouragement to the industry during this challenging period.


This trivia quiz runs from January 15, 2022 to February 15, 2022 and is open to all long-term and short-term residents of Singapore, including both locals and foreigners.


Singapore Airshow 2020 flying display performance was an impressive showcase that took the breaths away of the spectators! This year also, an equally impressive air display is expected from the participating aircraft.


Get up, close and personal with a spectacular line-up of commercial aircraft at Singapore Airshow 2022. Above is the list of aircraft on display.