Sessions Will Offer Information for Experienced Operators and Those New to Industry
Continuing a long-established tradition of highlighting educational opportunities at NBAA events, the 2013 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013) will offer a robust slate of education sessions of value to experienced business aircraft operators, as well as those who are new to the industry. ABACE2013 will take place April 16 to 18 in Shanghai, China.
“NBAA events in the United States and around the world are not only outstanding venues for marketing and advocacy; they are also effective forums to hear from experts about all that is involved with utilizing an aircraft for business purposes,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president, operational excellence & professional development. “We are delighted to announce that education sessions planned for ABACE2013 will build on last year’s offerings, with highly-valued content and information for operators across the diverse spectrum of business aviation.”
For those who are relatively new to business aviation, ABACE2013 will offer sessions that address Purchasing & Financing Business Aircraft, as well as Aircraft Maintenance and Best Practices for Safety, introducing participants to the essential elements of aircraft maintenance, and detailing ways to minimize down-time for an aircraft when maintenance is required.
More experienced operators will benefit from the Training Panel for Flight Attendants, Maintenance Technicians, and Pilots, focusing on best practices and training requirements for these positions. Another session will discuss strategic business alliances between companies in China and abroad, and how customers of a Chinese company can receive dependable business aviation services when traveling elsewhere in the world, and vice versa. This forum came about directly from experiences at last year’s ABACE, where several companies announced strategic alliances to help their customers utilize business aviation to compete in the global economic environment.
ABACE2013 will also offer direct, peer-to-peer sessions where operators may discuss some of the issues affecting regional operations throughout the Asia-Pacific. For example, a session focusing on operations in Mainland China is expected to bring a large turnout, while another session will spotlight the growing use of helicopters throughout Asia.
On the show’s third day, Security Requirements and Recommendations for Business Aviation will offer methods for conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of business aircraft and flight operations.
Asia’s premier business aviation event, ABACE2013 is being presented in partnership with the Shanghai Airport Authority and co-hosted by NBAA, the Asian Business Aviation Association and the Shanghai Exhibition Company.
The event will feature a lineup of business airplanes on display at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport; more than 100 displays and exhibits in the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre; opportunities for attendees to hear from international aviation officials; and, the chance to discuss regional operations with experts on the Asia region.