Saab is in Singapore this week for one of the year’s most important aerospace and defence exhibitions – the Singapore Airshow. From across the whole Asia-Pacific region many trade visitors and official delegations came to talk business with Saab during a long, hot opening day,
Before the show had even started, Saab hosted a media flight for a number of international aviation journalists. They flew a demonstration sortie onboard the Saab 340 MSA–Saab’s maritime surveillance aircraft that is now attracting a lot of interest in the region.
The crowded local waters provided ample opportunities to show off the aircraft’s multiple capabilities. At Singapore, Saab is also conducting customer demonstration flights in support of several ongoing sales campaigns.
Siva Govindasamy, the Chief Aerospace and Defence Correspondent, for Asia Reuters News was one of the media participants and afterwards he remarked; “It was fascinating to see what the aircraft can do, and to watch its actual operations. Maritime surveillance is an important requirement for Singapore and many other countries in the region.With this flight Saab proved what the system can do”.
Over 1000 compnaies from 47 different countries are exhibiting at Changi Airport, the venue for the Singapore Airshow. This is an increase with 10 percent from 2012.Saab is exhibiting its latest range of cutting-edge technologies across the aerospace domain, covering defence, surveillance, and air traffic management.