Singapore Airshow 2012 organisers said today that they hope to deliver a more enhanced experience for visitors in the next Airshow to be held in 2014.
Jimmy Lau, Managing Director of Experia Events, organiser of Singapore Airshow said the event has been a success for everyone.
"We are looking forward to the next show and hope to deliver a more enhanced experience for all our visitors in 2014," he said.
"We have set a new record for the value of deals announced, as well as the number of visitors on both trade and public days. As a testament to the show's achievements, over 70 per cent of exhibitors have already reaffirmed their commitment to take up exhibition space in 2014.
"The response from the record crowd that visited the event over the two public days was also overwhelmingly positive.
The Singapore Airshow 2012 drew a record number of visitors this year, seeing some 145,000 trade and public visitors over a six-day period from Feb 14 to 19.
About 45,000 trade visitors from 128 countries and regions attended the event over the four trade days. 30 per cent came from overseas.
Tickets for the public day weekend were completely sold out, with some 100,000 visitors attending the event over two days.
Visitors were enthralled by the aerial display, which saw aircraft from various countries putting on a show up in the sky.
Some of the show-stopping performances included F-16C and F-15SG fighter jets from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the "Smokey Bandits" acrobatic team from the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
Aircraft such as the United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and the B-52 Stratofortress also took part in the aerial display, as well as aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force "Roulettes".
Australian pilot Tony Blair of Blair Aerosports also made his debut appearance in a stunt aerobatic performance in a Rebel300 aircraft.
Visitors also had a chance to interact with the aerial display pilots in person during autograph and photo-taking sessions.
Another highlight was the guided tours Singapore Airlines hosted on one of their last three remaining Boeing 747-400s, which was at the Airshow to commemorate the retirement of its B747 fleet.
Singapore Airshow returns from Feb 11 to 16, 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre.