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IAF’s Sarang Team To Showcase Skills At Singapore Airshow 2024

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  • The Singapore Airshow's thought-leadership platform, AeroForum, will focus on the most important problems facing the aviation industry
  • The Sustainable Aviation Forum works with the well-known consulting firm McKinsey & Company to bring together two groups of experts

The Sarang acrobatic team of the Indian Air Force is now ready to show off its amazing tricks at the Singapore Airshow 2024, which starts next week. Over 1,000 companies from more than 50 countries and regions will be at the five-day big event at the Changi Exhibition Centre from February 20th to 25th, organizers Experia said on Sunday.

The big event will have five Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), also called “Dhruv,” and 71 people from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Sarang Helicopter Display Team.

‘Dhruv’ is a helicopter that was created and built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It can fly in any weather and do many different jobs. It can be easily moved and is good for military use because its rotors are stiff and don’t hinge.

The type of ALH that the Sarang team flew was an ALH MK-I. The other versions are ALH MK-II and ALH MK-III. The newest version is ALH MK-IV, which is armed, according to the Defense Ministry, which announced that the IAF would be at the Singapore show.

It’s interesting to note that the Sarang Helicopter Display Team’s very first public show outside of Malaysia was at the Asian Aerospace Show in Singapore in 2004.

The Sarang team started out as a three-helicopter formation, but now they have a thrilling five-helicopter show and have done over 1,200 shows at more than 385 places around the world.

Ninety percent of the world’s top twenty aviation companies are attending this year. Notable exhibitors include Airbus, AVIC, BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, COMAC, Dassault, GE Aerospace, General Dynamics, Honeywell, L3Harris, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rolls-Royce, RTX, Safran, ST Engineering, Textron Aviation, and Thales. This makes the event a truly global gathering.

There will also be booths from 16 countries. China, the Czech Republic, and Korea will all be there for the first time.

Experia’s Managing Director, Leck Chet Lam, said, “As the aviation industry returns with a strong growth trajectory, the Singapore Airshow’s global platform and lively marketplace will be crucial as the industry looks for the solutions, ideas, and partners that will help it face the challenges ahead.”

“With over 1,000 participating companies and more than 50,000 trade visitors expected, we’ve been mindful to ensure that our programming also offers attendees the opportunity to engage with industry thought leaders in key discussions and to that end our AeroForum series has been curated to delve into the areas of advanced air mobility, sustainability as well as international co-operation,” he explained.

The Singapore Airshow’s thought-leadership platform, AeroForum, will focus on the most important problems facing the aviation industry and help the event stay true to its commitment to sustainability.

The Sustainable Aviation Forum works with the well-known consulting firm McKinsey & Company to bring together two groups of experts, one with business leaders from Airbus, Boeing, Cathay Pacific, and Neste, to talk about the pros and cons of reaching net-zero emissions in the sky.

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