RTX to showcase its latest tech at Singapore Airshow

Posted on 16 February, 2024 by Advance 

RTX is set to feature its latest commercial and defence technologies at the Singapore Airshow taking place 19th-24th February.

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The company will highlight its commitment to serving the needs of a growing military and commercial aviation customer base in the region while showcasing its expansion in aftermarket capabilities and advancements in the future of air travel.

"With a nearly 50-year history in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region, RTX represents more than 16,000 employees in 17 locations and is the largest foreign employer in aerospace & defence in Singapore," said Liping Xie, vice president of government relations in Asia-Pacific. "At this year's show, we'll announce expansion plans in Singapore, emphasising our commitment to our customers and partners in this strategic region for our company's growth."

At the forefront of pursuing more sustainable, connected flight, RTX will display its electric and hybrid-electric propulsion capabilities, as well as its end-to-end Connected Aviation Ecosystem solutions that help streamline operations, improve sustainability and enhance the passenger experience. Demos will also be available on the Next-Gen Commercial Cockpit Demonstrator.

Highlighting defence solutions, the company will display an array of capabilities that support air warfare needs and a more connected battlespace. Models of both the F100 and F135 engines that power F-15s, F-16s and F-35s in the Asia Pacific region will also be on display. RTX recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the F-16's first flight - powered by the Pratt & Whitney F100 engine – and is looking to the future with the F135 Engine Core Upgrade, which will deliver the performance needed to fully-enable Block 4 capabilities for all F-35 operators starting in 2029.

Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in the aviation industry with a forecasted demand of almost 9,000 new aircraft required over the next decade – with about 3,800 of those required within the next five years.