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The 2012 edition of the biennale Singapore Airshow was held from 14 to 19 February at the Changi Exhibition Centre. The airshow is the largest aerospace and defence exhibition in Asia, and saw the attendance of some 900 exhibiting companies and 45,000 visitors across the industry-only trade days.
At the centrepiece of the Singapore Airshow was Boeing's 787-8 Dreamliner. The aircraft is in the midst of a six-month “Dream Tour” taking it around the globe. In 2006, Singapore Airlines placed an orRegistered as N787BX, this 787-8 is Boeing's third prototype of the airliner. Much of the airframe and primary structure is built from composite materials, which guarantee weight savings.Having accepted an invitation from Singapore to perform at the airshow, the Royal Malaysian Air Force's aerobatic team, the 'Smokey Bandits', put up daily displays during the airshow week. The name ofDefence Ministers and Air Force Chiefs of Malaysia and Singapore share a light-hearted moment at the airshow.Defence Ministers Air Force Chiefs fighter pilots Singapore MalaysiaRSAF F-15SG Eagles were heavily represented at the airshow, with no less than four different aircraft seen in static and air displays.Responding to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)'s interest in the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) as a potential replacement for its aging KC-135R Stratotankers, Airbus Military brougThe Malaysian aerobatic team, the 'Smokey Bandits', is made up of 5 MiG-29N/NUB Fulcrums drawn from Royal Malaysian Air Force No. 17 Squadron.On static display at the Singapore Airshow is the RSAF's latest UAV, the IAI Heron 1. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE) Heron 1 will be inducted into service with 119 Squadron and will replace tOf particular interest at the Singapore Technologies Pavilion is this concept model of the Endurance-160 Multi-Role Support Ship. With its ability to embark five medium-sized helicopters, the ship cou

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