Air traffic growth in the Asia-Pacific region is set to take off in a big way, soaring through the next decade and beyond. From now till 2035, the region will see the fastest spurt in air traffic demand, at a growth rate of 4.7% or an additional 1.8 billion passengers annually, according to estimates from International Air Transport Association (IATA). Four of the five fastest growing passenger-volume markets are projected to come out of Asia, namely, China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Strategically located at the heart of this region, Singapore stands within this nexus of growth. The city state’s renowned efficiency, supported by its world-class airport facilities and aviation management systems are not only well-placed to benefit from the region’s aviation growth, but will help power the region’s potential.
As a leading solutions provider in aerospace, defence, ground transportation, and digital identity and security, Thales has been helping to drive Singapore’s ambitions across various sectors, notably within aviation, since 1973.
Over the nearly five decades here, Thales has played a key role in enhancing Changi Airport’s air traffic management (ATM) system. Together with our customer, Thales will tap on new innovations and digital technologies to support the development of next-generation ATM solutions that address challenges unique to Singapore and the region.
Additionally, Thales has built strong industrial capabilities in avionics production and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) to support the aerospace industry and regional airlines from Singapore. We have developed in-flight entertainment systems on-board major carriers such as Singapore Airlines, and enabled round-the-clock apron surveillance at Changi, among others.
As air traffic continues to grow amid the digital age, Thales is continuing its Singapore journey through user-centric innovations to help Changi Airport keep its status as one of Asia’s leading aviation hubs.
The Thales Digital Factory in Singapore, its third location after Paris and Montreal, has nearly 30 experts conducting deep research and technology to sharpen the technological offerings as well as nurture the next wave of engineers. Thales has also entered into strategic partnerships to help build leading-edge capabilities for various sectors.
Come join us at the Singapore Airshow 2020 to witness how Thales is helping Singapore’s aviation industry take flight - from providing seamless air travel experience for passengers, to safeguarding the skies of Singapore through our ATM and integrated airspace protection-systems.
As the region’s prospects continue to grow, Thales will be the wind that fans the region’s ambition to take off for the future, at the same time enabling Singapore to retain its leading edge.