France, feature country of the Singapore Airshow, 16-21 February
At the Singapore Airshow taking place on 16-21 February, France will exhibit about 60 French companies presenting their know-how on the French Pavilion. Never before have so many companies participated on the French Pavilion at an airshow outside France.
"Every two years, high-level government and military delegations, as well as senior corporate executives around the world attend the Singapore Airshow to forge partnerships and seal deals in this region. As Asia’s largest Airshow, this is the place to be for leading aerospace companies and budding players eager to make their mark in the international aerospace and defence market!" says the Singapore Airshow website.
The French delegation includes the French Secretary of State for Transport Mr. Alain Vidalies and the French Chief of Air Force Staff General André Lanata, HEM Benjamin Dubertret French Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Stephane Reb, Director of International Development at the DGA (Direction générale de l’armement (DGA)), and over 20 CEOs from the industry. Two Rafale and one A350 will conduct a demonstration flight.
“The Singapore Airshow is the leading aviation event in South-East Asia. This year, France is the feature country, an accolade which few countries are eligible for. I am particularly proud to help boost the influence of French industry by bringing a delegation of more than sixty small, medium and intermediate-sized enterprises” Marwan Lahoud, Chairman of GIFAS stated.
The fact that the French aerospace industry is so well represented is evidence of the strong ties between Singapore and France. More than 2,000 employees work for subsidiaries of French aerospace companies in the country. Singapore has established itself as the leading aerospace maintenance and repair centre in Asia and a key industrial hub. The French aerospace industry is a key partner, and both countries have innovation as their primary motivation.
The following companies supported by Gifas will be present at the French Pavilion at the 2016 Singapore Air Show: AAA Dornier, ABC, A-NSE, Air Cost Control, Air France Industries, Air Liquide, Alkan, Arv (Alpha-Num), Aquarese, Aubert & Duval, BeAM, Bolloré Logistics, Climats, CNES, Daher, DCI, Dedienne Aerospace, Defi Group, Eca/Esfe, Exxelia, Factem, Finaero, FSH Welding, GMI Aero, Hexcel, Jacques Dubois, Lacroix, Latécoère, Lmb, Mapaero, Nexeya, Nicomatic, Nyco, Price Induction,Paris Saint-Denis Aéro, Rafaut, Revima, Sabena technics, Safran, Secamic, Socomore, Sophia Conseil, Spring Technologies, Stelia Aerospace, Techman-Head, Titeflex, Tld Asia, Toulouse Air Spares, Trescal, Trigo, UUDS, Win MS and Zodiac Aerospace.
Airbus Group, ATR, CFM, MBDA and Thales will also be exhibiting on their own stands.
Read the press communique of the GIFAS :