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Coronavirus or not, the Singapore Airshow will still go on — albeit with 8% fewer participating exhibitors, 10-15 fewer aircraft in the static display and less than half the expected attendance during the public days, the event organizers say.
The airshow’s inaugural media conference is usually dominated by talk of new exhibitors and aircraft debuts, but it comes only two days after the Singaporean government escalated the threat condition to orange as confirmed cases of coronavirus climbed.
The Chinese industry delegation was banned from entering the country due to new Singaporean rules intended to minimize exposure to the virus. Other companies, including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Collins Aerospace, decided to withdraw voluntarily.
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