SHAH ALAM: Atlas and Flankers. Its not yet official but RMAF is sending the Sukhoi Su-30MKM Flanker and the Airbus A400M Atlas – to the Singapore 2018 Airshow, starting on Feb. 6 to 11. Although RMAF has not make the announcement yet, the aerial display list already included the Flanker as one of the participants.
As for the A400M, the airshow official listing does not included it yet but its an open secret that one of RMAF’s Atlas will take part in the static display.
A400M M54-04 landing at Labuan airport on Nov. 17, 2017.
Airbus boasts a strong industrial presence in the region and relies upon some 600 Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers across 15 countries. The Asia-Pacific region is also an increasingly rich source of partnerships for innovation, new technologies and digitalisation.
As the Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event, it’s fitting that Airbus is to be the largest international exhibitor there. On static display will be the newly certified A350-1000 long-range passenger jet, an A400M Atlas military transport, along with the single-engine H130 and H135 twin-engine helicopters.
This will be the second time RMAF is participating with the Flankers and the A400M at Singapore Airshow though this time around it is likely that there will be three Flankers at the show.
With three Flankers, it is likely that one of the Flankers will be on static display with the other two prepped up for the aerial display though only one will fly daily.
In 2014, RMAF participation included an EC-725 on static display while two years earlier, the Smokey Bandits, the Mig-29 aerial display team took part in the aerial display.
As for the other aerial displays, they will include RSAF fighters in the 50th anniversary colours, RTAF JAS-39C Gripen as well as the Black Eagles Aerobatic team from South Korea and Team Jupiter from Indonesia.
11 Squadron team for Singapore Airshow 2018. via EL.
* edited to add three Flankers taking part in the show. Thanks to EL.
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