Asian Sky, Avpro To Cooperate In Asia Pacific Venture

 - May 13, 2012, 3:15 PM

Hong Kong’s Asian Sky consulting group has announced it is teaming up with international aircraft broker Avpro, which is looking to extend its global footprint into the Asia region. Avpro’s annual gross sales average $1.5 billion with an average of 90 aircraft transactions per year. Asian Sky, meanwhile, offers a range of business aviation solutions to the fast-growing private aviation markets of Greater China and the Asia Pacific region.

The alliance means that each company can use the other’s geographical connections to develop its business. “Given the rapidly diversifying demand for business aviation aircraft and services throughout China and across the Asia Pacific region, this strategic partnership helps us to increase our presence specifically on transaction consultation in these markets,” said Avpro managing director Chris Ellis.

The partnership will entail joint marketing and promotion of both company’s services, plus exclusive aircraft listings to clients and prospects. Ultimately the firms wish to place their employees in each other’s offices in Asia and the U.S. to work alongside their partners.

“This knowledge sharing will benefit both companies,” said Asian Sky general manager Jeff Lowe. “We will also co-brand our venture in Asia, which will promote both our names to the market there.”

Asian Sky, which was launched earlier this year, aims to provide guidance and support for activities, including aircraft transactions, management operations, maintenance and completions. It is part of the U.S.-based Seacor Capital group, which also includes helicopter operator Era Group, FBO and maintenance provider Hawker Pacific, Dart Helicopter Services and the Million Air FBO in Anchorage, Alaska.