in Vol. 5 - May Issue - Year 2004
Asian Aerospace 2004 Scores with Record Deals Signed, Delegations and Trade Visitor Attendance
Jean-Jacques Andreu (left) and Peter Kendall (right), the Aerospace Projects Manager of R
Singapore – Asian Aerospace 2004 (AA2004) re-affirms its position as the world’s second most influential airshow announcing US$3.52 billion worth of deals over the four trade days of the exhibition. Adding to this record amount were many other significant deals with undisclosed figures.
This amount surpassed the US$3.2 billion announced after the 2002 show, indicative of the continued optimistic growth that the global aviation and aerospace industry is experiencing in the recent months.
“This has been a really fantastic show, definitely one of the best so far. Bell Helicopter has closed US$20 million worth of deals at AA2004 and we have plans for a bigger presence at the next show,” said a spokesperson from Bell Helicopter.
AA2004 played host to 148 official delegations from 47 countries. Guests that attended the show included top government and military leaders from around the world, cementing Singapore’s strategic positioning as a global aviation hub, and an ideal location for international events.
Mr Ed Ng, President of Asian Aerospace Pte Ltd said, “Asian Aerospace has once again proven to be a must-attend show for aviation and aerospace companies eyeing the growing Asia-Pacific market. The new business opportunities developed and the partnerships forged at the show will continue to benefit participants even after the show ends.”
The event scored another new record in trade visitor turnout. Based on tabulations as of Friday, February 27, the number of trade visitors at AA2004 has already exceeded last show’s record of 23,433, reinforcing the successes of the show’s value added initiatives and events that reflect the latest aviation and aerospace technologies.
“CTT Systems is very glad to be at AA2004. We have seen many high quality visitors and it is encouraging to see so many people at the show. It is good to see that people are still investing in the industry after such difficult times.” said Gunnar Nilsson, Director Sales and Marketing, CTT Systems AB – Sweden.
The exhibition featured 758 exhibitors from 33 countries, who continue to lend their support and offer visitors a sample of the latest products of the aviation and aerospace industry.
Mr Syed Mohd Fazilla, Executive Publisher, Asian Defence Journal complimented, “Asian Aerospace 2004 is probably one of the best and most well organised airshows we have ever attended.”
Details and updates on AA2004 can be found at the AA website at www.asianaerospace.com.
Disa Industrie AG, a Swiss manufacturer shot blast technology and Straaltechniek, a Dutch manufacturer of shot peening and blasting equipment were represented by Jebsen and Jessen, a well-known trading house in Singapore and South East Asia.
More information at: www.disagroup.com and www.straaltechniek.net
Rosler at the AA2004:
In their commitment towards continual expansion, Rosler announced the acquisition of Vapor Blast, a well-known French company that specialises in impact treatment, especially for the aerospace industry.
As put forward by Mr Peter Kendall, the Aerospace Projects Manager of Rosler, the integration of Vapor Blast is in-line with Rosler’s objective of providing a Total Global Solution at a very high level, which is dedicated to the Aerospace Industry.
The former Vapor Blast, which is represented by Mr Jean-Jacques Andreu, is presented for the first time at the Asian Aerospace Show and for that matter, in Singapore and this region. With 50 years of know-how, the company is capable of producing both the standard machines and special facilities to cater for different specific needs. Some of the machines they have built include the wet blast m/c, the shot peening m/c, glass bead m/c etc. They are also capable of robotic and CNC integration for high-end applications.
As for the response at the Asian Aerospace 2004, Mr Kendall commented that he was very pleased to receive many interesting enquiries from this show, which is in fact better than the Farnborough and Paris Air shows.
More information at: www.rosler.com