The Singapore Airshow has opened to the public, welcoming visitors to Asia’s largest aerospace and defence exhibition. Among the items on show is a model display of the new Airbus A350-XWB plane. The new aircraft is scheduled to stage test flights later this year.
The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.