Singapore Airshow 2014 final day: The Singapore Airshow 2014 wowed the crowd with dramatic aerial stunts and aircraft displays, as some 40,000 people packed into Changi Exhibition Centre for the second consecutive day as the event drew to a close on Sunday.
Visitors got to see aerial stunts performed by the pilots of the Black Knights – the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aerial display team – flying six F-16c Fighting Falcons decorated in red, white and the national symbols of the crescent moon and five stars.
South Korea’s Black Eagles squad impressed the crowd with eight fighter aces, who also signed autographs for fans, according to reports.
Tickets for both public days were completely sold out, and long queues could be seen at the static aircraft displays, with about 50 aircraft on display for the weekend.
The Singapore Airshow 2014 was host to more than 1,000 exhibitors from 47 countries.
The United States was the feature country at this year’s show, making its largest presence at the event with 163 U.S. companies, said reports.
Kirk Wagar, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, said: “The U.S. was delighted to be Feature Country, the first-ever such designation, at the Singapore Airshow”.
He added, “U.S. military and commercial aircraft provided for the show, including the V-22 Osprey, C-17, P-8, Boeing 787, Gulfstream 650 and many others received enormous interest from Airshow visitors.”
The trade segment of the six-day event resulted in announced deals of US$32 billion, said organisers.
Some of the major deals among them were contracts for Airbus, Embraer, Boeing, and Rolls-Royce, according to reports.
“This reinforces Singapore Airshow’s standing as one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world,” said Singapore Airshow organizers.