Airport specialists meet in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 1 March 2019: Thailand will develop U-Tapao International Airport on the eastern seaboard, 30 km south of Pattaya, as a prime aerospace hub in the ASEAN region according to U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport deputy director Rear Admiral Krid Pimmanon.

He made the comment on U-Tapao’s future at the Inter Airport Southeast Asia 2019 event hosted in Singapore 27 February. He was attending as a guest of honour.

Promising the airport would be expanded to turn it into an aviation gateway to support Thailand’s ambitious Eastern Economic Corridor project, he said the government would invest in new aviation infrastructure including an aircraft maintenance centre, repair and an overhaul facility to serve the region’s aviation industry,

Mack Brooks Exhibitions Asia organised Inter Airport Southeast Asia an event that attracted 190 of the world’s leading airport suppliers with the latest technology, design and services to help build smarter and more efficient airports.

Held at Singapore Expo Hall Four from 27 February to 1 March, over 3,500 attendees including airport equipment buyers, service providers and aviation professionals attended.

Delegates from regional airports and aviation authorities included U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport, Yangon Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, Clark International Airport Corporation, Korea Airports Corporation and Incheon International Airport Corporation.

The exhibition has also received international support from associations around the world, with participation from the German Airport Technology & Equipment Association (GATE), British Airports Services and Equipment Association (BASEA) and French Airport and ATC Technology Trade Association (PROAVIA).

Incheon International Airport showcased the technology behind ChatBot, a new talking robot built-in with a message programme, voice recognition and artificial intelligence to interact with international passengers and provide navigation services in the terminals.

With experience equipping more than 500 airports worldwide, Honeywell, a global leader in connected airports, demonstrated its latest wave of technologies designed for safe, efficient airside operations.