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February 15, 2012 - 12:30pm
David Donald
Thai C-130 cockpit

Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) and Rockwell Collins have just completed a major avionics upgrade for the Royal Thai Air Force’s C-130 Hercules fleet. The upgrade began five years ago and was accomplished in two phases, each covering six aircraft. The program allows the C-130 fleet to meet CNS/ATM (communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management) mandates until at least 2020, in turn allowing unrestricted access to global airspace.

February 15, 2012 - 12:21pm
Matt Thurber
Q400

Bombardier Aerospace (Chalet CD61) confirmed Ethiopian Airlines today as the customer of an previously-announced order for five Q400 NextGen turboprops, and said that Horizon Air will buy two additional Q400 NextGens.

February 15, 2012 - 12:00pm
Neelam Mathews

India’s Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne confirmed to AIN here at the Singapore Airshow that the country’s resolve to select the lowest bidder for the contract for 126 medium multirole combat aircraft remains in place. The contract negotiation committee (CNC) opened Dassault Aviation’s bid proposing its Rafale on February 13 and identified the French OEM as the lowest bidder. The decision to involve another manufacturer is “procedurally untenable,” said Browne.

February 15, 2012 - 11:45am
Liz Moscrop

Dassault Falcon Jet (Chalet CD41) is showing off its award-winning BWM Group Designworks cabin for the Falcon 2000S here at the Singapore Airshow for the first time. The interior is installed in the Falcon 2000LX on the show’s static display.

February 15, 2012 - 11:45am
Liz Moscrop

Dassault Falcon Jet (Chalet CD41) is showing off its award-winning BWM Group Designworks cabin for the Falcon 2000S here at the Singapore Airshow for the first time. The interior is installed in the Falcon 2000LX on the show’s static display.

February 15, 2012 - 11:30am
Liz Moscrop

Cessna is exhibiting a cabin cross-section mockup of its new mid-size, $14.9 million Citation Latitude jet in Asia for the first time. The U.S. airframer recently announced a 15-percent range extension for the aircraft, which is scheduled to enter service in 2015.

Speaking at the Singapore Airshow, Trevor Esling, Cessna’s vice president sales for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, said specifications of the Citation Latitude had been revised to increase maximum range from 2,000 to 2,300 nmi.

February 15, 2012 - 11:10am
Neelam Mathews

Singapore Airlines’ latest low-cost venture–Scoot–is evaluating Boeing 787s and Airbus A350XWBs as it plans to more than triple its fleet to 14 aircraft by 2015. The medium- to long-haul carrier will launch services in June with four Boeing 777-200s acquired from its parent, SIA.

February 15, 2012 - 8:00am
Chris Pocock
Hermes 450 UAV

The Hermes 450 UAV designed by Israel’s Elbit Systems has been acquired as a surveillance platform by at least 10 countries, including Singapore, but only the UK has requested major changes.

February 15, 2012 - 7:45am
Joseph Darlington

Photographers David McIntosh and Mark Wagner capture the one thing that no other air show can match, the breathtaking skies above Singapore.

February 15, 2012 - 4:00am
Benet J. Wilson
U.S. state of Florida global airshows

Enterprise Florida (Booth N77), a public-private partnership that oversees the U.S. state’s economic development efforts, attends Singapore and other global air shows to help Florida companies in industries that include aviation, aerospace and defense with global expansion and trade leads.

 
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