SINGAPORE - The best and the brightest in aviation will fly into Singapore in February for the region's biggest airshow, where potential plane sales could exceed the US$32 billion (S$40 billion) in orders achieved in 2012.
The six-day event, held every other year, promises to display close to 70 commercial and military aircraft, about 20 more than at the previous exhibition.
Among them is Boeing's star attraction: the 787 Dreamliner.
Rival Airbus may also roll in its superstar, the Airbus 350, sources said. It is now undergoing flight testing in France.
Another highlight of Singapore Airshow 2014 is the quadrotor, a flying robot that is making its first public appearance, said Mr Jimmy Lau, managing director of Experia Events, the show's organiser.
But it will be on display only on the first four days when the show is open only to trade visitors.
The public, however, can look forward to aerobatic flying displays by various teams, including Singapore's Black Knights from the air force. They were a big hit in 2008.
There will also be opportunities to meet the pilots for photographs and autographs.