Asia's biggest aerospace exhibition opened in Singapore's sprawling Changi international airport complex on January 18.
GV EXTERIOR Second Asian Aerospace Exhibition ground
SV Jet plane
SV Stationary helicopter
GV AND CU DC-2 Uiver on loan to KLM airlines (2 shots)
SV PULL BACK TO GV Helicopter beside warplane
GVs INTERIOR Spectators at exhibition view models (3 shots)
SV Models of aircraft
SVs Engine and propellor (2 shots)
SVs Spectators view stands and models (8 shots)
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Background: Asia's biggest aerospace exhibition opened in Singapore's sprawling Changi international airport complex on January 18. Aviation and related companies from several countries, including the United States, France, West Germany and Britain, contributed to the five-day event in the hope of signing contracts for the developing Asian airline trade. In addition to the approximately 400 companies, exhibition organisers said at least 30 military aircraft, including British Harrier jump jets and Sea King helicopters, together with U.S. Skyhawks and F-5s would be at the show. The Harries and Sea Kings belonged to the British aircraft carrier, Invincible, which was in dry-dock in Singapore to repair a damaged propellor shaft. U.S. officials quoted by Reuters said South East Asia could provide a 10 billion U.S. dollar marked for the aerospace industry in the next 10 years. one notable exhibit at the show was the DC-2 Uiver, currently on loan to Dutch airline, KLM for its commemorative trip from London to Sydney of the 1934 flight made originally by a KLM DC-2.