Organizers of next year’s Singapore Airshow are here in Paris (Chalet D226) pressing for a sell out for the Feb. 2-7, 2010 event. So far, 90 percent of its exhibit space has been sold. They anticipate more than 700 exhibitors will attend, including 60 of the world’s top 100 aerospace firms.
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The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is planning to stage a new trade show called Asian Business Aviation. The event has been launched in partnership with Reed Exhibitions and will be held in Hong Kong from September 8 to 10 as part of the larger Asian Aerospace show.
The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is partnering with Reed Exhibitions to bring business aviation to Asian Aerospace 2009, scheduled for September 8 to 10 at the Asia-World Expo in Hong Kong. The new event, called Asian Business Aviation, was announced on Monday. “The outlook for Asian business aviation continues to be promising,” said AsBAA chairman Chuck Woods.
Reed Exhibitions, organizer of Asian Aerospace in Hong Kong, said exhibitor commitments are up 60 percent compared with the same period before the last show held there in 2007. Boeing, Bombardier, Lufthansa Technik, SR Technics, MTU and CFM
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) have signed an enhanced memorandum of understanding (MoU) for aircraft maintenance. The MoU is an expansion of a 2004 reciprocity agreement that permitted MRO companies to maintain components of aircraft registered in either country without the need to obtain separate approval.
The 2010 Singapore Airshow (Hall 2 Stand B9) has taken reservations for 80 percent of its available space just five months after this year’s inaugural event. Managing director Jimmy Lau is here at Farnborough aiming to sign firm contracts for 30 percent of that area and had already received 15 percent after Farnborough’s opening day. “We have to keep the momentum going,” Lau said yesterday.
The Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) will return to Hong Kong next year, increasing to a two-day format, February 3 and 4. This year, the U.S. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) jointly staged a one-day forum in Hong Kong on February 14.
“So this is the post-September 11 face of the international airshow.” That was probably the dominant thought for many visitors to Asian Aerospace 2002 (held February 26 to March 3) as they got in line to have their cars inspected from hood to trunk before having to pass through top-level airport-style screening to enter the show site.
Civil operations at Singapore Seletar Airport could be severely curtailed and business jet operations forced away altogether if several proposed initiatives are implemented by the local authorities. Most pressing is the imposition on the first of this month of Stage 3 noise restrictions, with no waivers for noncompliant aircraft, but other plans could limit operations even more.
Singapore-based advanced technology and e-systems developer Stratech Systems (Stand No. J96) has logged the first sale of its iFerret runway surveillance system. The system will be deployed at Changi International Airport following the signing of a S$12 million ($8.5 million)-plus contract here yesterday by Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore chairman Lim Kim Choon.