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April 18, 2013 - 11:15pm
R. Randall Padfield

International travelers know that medical risks and health care vary from country to country. How can you know what levels of risk and care will be available to you, if you never have been somewhere before?

April 17, 2013 - 11:02pm
April 17, 2013 - 11:00pm
Matt Thurber

Hong Kong-based Pacific-China Aero Technology (PCAT) has signed an exclusive training agreement with global training provider CAE, which is based in Canada. PCAT is a new customer for CAE (Booth P1012) and will send pilots for training in the Gulfstream G450, Beechcraft King Air 350, Cessna Citation XLS, XL, Sovereign and III platforms. Pilot training begins in May on the Sovereign at CAE’s facility near New York City.

April 17, 2013 - 10:50pm
Curt Epstein

At last year’s ABACE show, potential helicopter exhibitors were told that they had to truck their aircraft into the static display because of a ban on helicopters at Hongqiao Airport. That policy changed this year.

“On Sunday, a Bell 407 was the first civil helicopter ever to land here in Hongqiao,” said Roger Whyte, NBAA’s special counsel to the president. “It wasn’t easy to get permission, and it’s taken a long time to go through all the authorities to get permission, but we got it.”

April 17, 2013 - 10:45pm
Chad Trautvetter

Australia’s Hawker Pacific Group, which provides aircraft sales and support in Asia and the Middle East, has establishment a new aircraft-management service based at Singapore Seletar Airport.

Known as Hawker Pacific Aircraft Management, the new service offers “modular” management solutions for customers, such as a 24/7 operations control center, crewing, trip services (including ground handling and permits), fueling, administration and maintenance management.

April 17, 2013 - 10:40pm
Amy Laboda

They say the first year can be the best, and for Hong Kong-based Asian Sky Group (ASG, Chalet 370) it has been a sweet first year. The company has completed several aircraft transactions during the past 12 months, and executed several long-term consulting agreements. In the last quarter, ASG participated in transactions totaling $140 million for both new and pre-owned aircraft as diverse as a Cessna Citation CJ1+ and an Airbus ACJ319.

April 17, 2013 - 10:35pm
James Wynbrandt

Hong Kong-based Jetsolution International Services, a business aviation consultancy, announced here at ABACE 2013 a partnership with Switzerland’s Global Jet (Booth P103) aimed at supporting Jetsolution’s aircraft-owner clients in Asia.

April 17, 2013 - 10:30pm
Vladimir Karnozov

The strong business aviation presence at Malaysia’s LIMA air show held last month on the island of Langkawi was testament to the fact that the industry’s growth in the Asia Pacific region extends well beyond China.

April 17, 2013 - 10:25pm
Matt Thurber

After spending many years introducing business jets to Chinese owners and founding his own company in 2010 to serve the rapidly evolving market for business aviation in China, Jason Liao has developed a unique perspective about general aviation operations in China. He is also the U.S. National Business Aviation Association’s chief representative in Asia.

April 17, 2013 - 10:20pm
Matt Thurber

Global Jet, a charter/management firm headquartered in Geneva, has added new business jets to its fleet and re-launched its website to deliver more information about its services and the aircraft that it has available for charter.


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