The Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 go head to head on our front cover this week (4 February), illustrating what is likely to be one of the big themes of next week’s Singapore air show, the first appearance together at an industry event of the two rival, new-generation widebodies. We look at the types’ prospects and sales success so far in Southeast Asia and whether we are likely to see further orders at Changi.
In a bumper Singapore preview issue we also have features on Singapore’s air force – arguably the strongest in the region – as well as the local market for civil helicopters, regional aircraft and business jets. We reveal why Singapore and other airports in the region are building for the future…fast. And we have an analysis on commercial engines orders.
Elsewhere in the issue, there are stories on the UAE’s ambitions for its Lockheed Martin F-16s, why investors are unhappy about Boeing’s seemingly rosy corporate results, progress on the F-35, moves to build the Bombardier Q400 in Russia and the US Air Force’s search for a JSTARS replacement.