Organizers integrate bizav into new Asian show

 - March 28, 2007, 5:51 AM

Business aviation is expected to feature prominently in the new-format Asian Aerospace, to be held for the first time in Hong Kong from September 3 through 6. Among the industry players that have committed to the event so far are Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Pilatus and Sikorsky, as well as service providers Jet Aviation and Lufthansa Technik.

Business aircraft will have their own enclave on the static display line at the AsiaWorld-Expo center, which is located at Hong Kong’s International Airport. The show site enjoys extensive purpose-built facilities and is connected directly to downtown via a fast, frequent rail service.

The biennial Asian Aerospace show was formerly held in Singapore, but show organizer Reed Exhibitions moved it to Hong Kong after deciding early last year not to continue its partnership with Singapore authorities. The relaunched Singapore Air Show will be held in February of even-numbered years beginning next year.

Asian Aerospace is a civil aviation show, with no military content. Reed is looking to deliver access to China’s vast and fast-growing marketplace by attracting qualified industry visitors to an imaginatively structured program of conferences and training workshops.

An industry congress and training symposium will run over the first three days of the show. This will consist of a two-hour plenary session each morning, held in a conference center located right above the exhibit floor. The congress will cover airlines, air transport infrastructure and technology.

After this, visitors can opt to attend various specialist break-out sessions on topics that include business aviation, maintenance and safety. These will be held in rooms located on the show floor, allowing convenient access to exhibitors.

The show has the official backing of the Civil Aviation Administration of China and Chinese aviation industry group Costind. These organizations are expected to ensure the attendance of top-level industry leadership from the People’s Republic and large groups of middle managers from the country’s burgeoning air transport sector.

More information about the show can be found at www.asianaerospace.com.