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"Singapore Airshow". The event starts, but some stands are empty

However, companies continue to do business during the fair

From today, Tuesday 11 and until February 16, the "Singapore Airshow" takes place at the Changi Exhibition Center, a major Asian aerospace event, which is expected to have around 10,000 fewer visitors due to the coronavirus. In addition, more than 70 companies have forfeited their participation for the same reason (see AVIONEWS). While the organizers have put in place some security measures such as thermal screening, some stands are currently empty.

"The numbers will worsen this week, a 70% decrease from the program", said chief consultant Rob Morris.

However, some companies resist and continue to make arrangements during the fair, including the European turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR, who said the Papua New Guinea carrier PNG Air will be a new customer with the purchase of three -42/600 aircraft.

During the event performances by US stealth fighter F-22,  F-35 and the Chinese J-10 aircraft. The United States will bring several F-35/B at Singapore to exhibit one month after agreeing to sell 12 jets in the city-State. "This is confirmation of our bilateral relations and ties", said Secretary of the US Department for Political-Military Affairs  R. Clarke Cooper.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency