The 2016 Singapore Airshow saw more than 500 corporations from around the world display their latest equipment and technologies with Boeing, presenting its 787-9 Dreamliner, while Airbus released its new long-range airliner A350-900. Both companies are eyeing the Asia-Pacific market, which they deem to be the most promising over the next 20 years. It has a potential demand of 12,000 aircraft worth $2trn (£1.4trn).

Held at the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Centre the companies attending the airshow, the largest of its kind in Asia, display their latest products, while sharing technological exchange, engaging in trade talks with potential buyers and putting on flying shows to draw in potential customers – one of the airshow's main attractions.

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South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team flying KAI T-50B aircraft perform an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow at the Changi exhibition centre in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team performs an aerial display during a preview at the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team flying KAI T-50B aircraft perform a flypast during the Singapore Airshow at the Changi exhibition centre in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team performs an aerial display forming a Ying and Yang logo during the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP

The flying shows or 'Aviation' shows, saw panes such as KAI T-50B and the F-15SG fighter jets performing aerobatics in the sky, flown by the South Korean Black Eagles aerobatics team and the Republic of Singapore Airforce (RSAF) with other flying shows performed by Rafale- the French Air Force and C‑17 Globemaster III, United States Air Force.

Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team performs an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) McDonnell Douglas F-15SG fighter jet releases flares during aerial display preview at the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
A Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-15SG fighter jet (top) releases flares as an AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter (bottom) flies past during the Singapore Airshow at the Changi exhibition centre in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team performs an aerial display during a preview at the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
An F-15 fighter aircraft releases flares during the Singapore Airshow in SingaporeMohd Fyrol/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team performs an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team perform an aerial display during a preview at the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team performs an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team performs an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatics team perform a maneuver during a preview of the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeEdgar Su/ Reuters
Singapore airshow 2016
A Sukhoi SU-30 fighter jet from the Royal Malaysian Air Force performs aerial display during a preview at the Singapore Airshow at Changi exhibition center in SingaporeRoslan Rahman/ AFP
Singapore airshow 2016
South Korea's Black Eagles perform a manoeuvre during an aerial display on the opening day of the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition CenterEdgar Su/ Reuters