The Last Asian Aerospace 2006

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The 13th Asian Aerospace (AA2006) Exhibition and final show in Singapore was held from 21 February to 24 February 2006. The show moves to Hong Kong in 2007. As the show organiser, Reed Exhibitions, could not agree with the Government of Singapore over development plans for a new 24-hectare permanent exhibition site in Changi. The highlight of the 2006 airshow was the visit and flyby of the A380 in full Singapore Airlines livery.

Airbus A380 was flown in to Asian Aerospace 2006 after Cold Soak Trials in Canada. The A380 also performed full airport compatibility tests to allow the Changi airport ground staff to familiarise themselves with the handling of the A380. This is the second time the aircraft comes to Singapore as it landed here in November during its Asia-Australia tour.

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Asian Aerospace grew to become the third largest airshow in the world, and was touted by its organisers as the “world’s second most influential airshow”. The first Asian Aerospace Exibition was held in 1981. Held once every two years, it boasted 940 exhibiting companies from 43 countries, a total of 34,300 trade visitors from 81 countries recorded, and trade deals amounting to USD15 billion were concluded in the event.

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