September 28, 2011
In This Issue
Helicopter Association Joins
Other National Groups As
NBAA2011 To Include Press
Conference On ABACE2012 Momentum
Shanghai Airport Authority
Delegation to Attend NBAA2011
Need More Info on ABACE2012? Visit the Dedicated Booth At NBAA2011
At NBAA2011, Look for Session
on Opportunities for Business
Aviation in Asia
NBAA, Chinese Delegation Meet
To Discuss Business Aviation
Growth in China
ABACE2012 Quick Links
ABACE2012 Venue Information
ABACE2012 Media Coverage
Countdown to Asia’s Premier Business Aviation Event
7 Months Until ABACE2012
The potential for business aviation in Asia is enormous, given the region’s population, economic activity, and need for transportation to cover the distances between business locations. These factors explain the importance of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012). The Show, being presented in partnership with the Shanghai Airport Authority and co-hosted by the National Business Aviation Association, the Asian Business Aviation Association and the Shanghai Exhibition Company, will be held on the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in the new Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre from March 27 to 29, 2012.
This bulletin is among a series of special reports produced to provide news, highlights and other information as momentum continues building for ABACE2012, which will be the premier industry event in the region.
Visit the ABACE web site to see all recent news
The Helicopter Association International recently signed on as an international supporter with NBAA and AsBAA for ABACE2012, bringing the voice of yet another major aviation association to the event. “We are delighted that Helicopter Association International has joined with other major international aviation associations as an international supporter for ABACE2012,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Their participation will ensure that the unique considerations involved in helicopter operations, which will be a key part of the growth of aviation in the Asian region, will be front and center at the event.” Earlier this year, the Flight Safety Foundation, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the International Business Aviation Council signed on as international supporters for ABACE2012.
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will join with other ABACE2012 organizers in providing a report on the continuing preparations and progress being made as ABACE2012 approaches. Over the course of the summer, NBAA has received contracts for a host of indoor exhibits and outdoor chalets at ABACE2012, and the event’s organizers plan to meet during NBAA2011 to make plans for the remaining months leading up to the show. Additionally, an ABACE2012 booth will be on site at NBAA2011 with staff designated to answer questions, provide information and take contracts from exhibitors. Reporters interested in attending the ABACE2012 press conference, should be sure to register for a press badge at NBAA2011.
In the time since NBAA and the Shanghai Airport Authority gathered on June 28 to sign a long-term agreement securing the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport as the location for ABACE, representatives for each party have been closely coordinating on preparations for the 2012 edition of the event. A delegation from the Shanghai Airport Authority, led by Vice President Jing Yi Ming, will attend NBAA’s Las Vegas Convention, in order to get a first-hand look at an NBAA-sponsored event and meet with association staff to continue making plans for 2012.
At NBAA’s Convention next month, the association will have a dedicated booth with staff who can answer questions about ABACE2012, provide the latest updates about the event, take exhibitor applications and provide space assignments on site, in real time. The booth, #N2504, will be located within NBAA’s show booth in the North hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
As the business aviation community readies for ABACE2012, NBAA has planned a special education session at the association’s Las Vegas Convention next month focusing on opportunities for operators and vendors in the Asian region. The session is designed to connect companies flying in the region with resources that have been effective in supporting their operations. The panel discussion will be co-moderated by Jay Mesinger, CEO of J.Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales and Jeff Lee, Vice President of Flight Operations for American Express Company, Inc.
Panelists include: David Dixon of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA); Derek Green, General Manager for GE Corporate Air Transport; Milt Hobbs, Vice President of Aircraft Operations for J.P. Morgan Chase; Paul Anderson, Vice President of UT Flight Operations; Paul Stinebring, former Chairman of the International Business Aviation Council and former Chief Pilot for Emerson Electric; Richard Walsh, Director of Aviation for Hewlett-Packard. The panel will also include representatives from the following companies that provide services in the region: Jeppesen, NetJets, the Helicopter Association International (HAI), Universal Weather, Hong Kong Jet. The session will take place on the Convention’s opening day, Monday, October 10, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in room N234 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Learn More.
China’s rapid economic growth is driving a need for business aviation to reach major domestic locations and serve new markets – that was the message from a delegation of officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) at a recent briefing at NBAA Headquarters. The group traveled to Washington to discuss the regulatory systems needed to support a robust business aviation community in China and across the Asian region. The delegation was led by CAAC Deputy Director Jin Junhao, and the meeting comes as NBAA and Chinese authorities are coordinating plans for ABACE2012. Learn more.