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Singapore Airshow kicks off as aviation industry hopes for recovery

Biennial event comes as Asia starts to reopen borders after COVID restrictions

The biennial Singapore Airshow kicked off on Feb. 15 with smaller-than-normal attendance due to pandemic travel restrictions, particularly in Asia. (Photo by Kentaro Iwamoto)

SINGAPORE -- Asia's biggest aviation industry event, the biennial Singapore Airshow, kicked off on Tuesday, providing a platform for aerospace companies to meet and discuss ways to navigate out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Prolonged travel restrictions -- particularly in Asia -- mean the airshow will draw significantly fewer attendees than previous gatherings. But the organizer says face-to-face meetings by top executives are key and that it hopes the four-day event will give momentum to the industry's post-pandemic recovery.

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