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Singapore Airshow's aerobatic display to start earlier

This is to avoid disrupting peak-hour commercial flights at Changi Airport

Published on Feb 10, 2014 7:52 AM
A static display of private aircraft at the Changi Exhibition Centre ahead of the Singapore Airshow, which opens tomorrow. About 90 aircraft, including the Airbus 350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, will be on display. -- PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Trade and public visitors to the Singapore Airshow which opens tomorrow will have to make an earlier start to enjoy the thrills and spills of the aerobatic flying displays.

Except on opening day, the much-anticipated flying segment will kick off at 10.25am daily, about half an hour earlier than the usual start time at previous shows.

The earlier start is to avoid Changi's peak hours so that fewer commercial flights are delayed, said Mr Jimmy Lau, managing director of event organiser Experia Events.

The airspace is closed during the segment, which means planes cannot land or take off at Changi Airport.

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