Business aircraft operators frustrated by the lack of space, inconvenient access and uncompetitive prices at key airports in the Asia-Pacific region now have an alternative with the opening by Aviation Concepts of a new FBO at Subic Bay in the Philippines.
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Hong Kong’s ASA Group–which offers business aviation/VIP security, ground handling and concierge services in Asia–said it has recently seen increased business aircraft traffic to the region. While he didn’t provide hard numbers, ASA CEO Simon Wagstaff said, “There is a roughly fifty-fifty split between business and pleasure flights, and we are pleased to see that this upturn has lasted for several weeks now with no sign of abating.”
Reed Exhibitions launched Asian Business Aviation (ABA) as a new trade show that will be held for the first time in the Chinese city of Macau from June 9 to 11. The event will be hosted by the Macau Business Aviation Centre at Macau International Airport and will include indoor booths and an aircraft static display.
Reed Exhibitions launched Asian Business Aviation (ABA) as a new trade show that will be held for the first time in the Chinese city of Macau from June 9 to 11. The event will be hosted by the Macau Business Aviation Centre (MBAC) at Macau International Airport and will include indoor booths and an aircraft static display.
Despite the beginning of the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, the close timeframe to this week’s Singapore Air Show and record low temperatures, the third Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held last Thursday in Hong Kong, drew 1,131 people, 29 exhibitors and 14 aircraft on static display, say the organizers.
A newly formed regional airline division of Hong Kong commuter helicopter operator Helicopters Hong Kong has signed a deal with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease four new 76-seat Embraer 170s. The first delivery–scheduled for the second half of the year–will mark the climax of nearly two years of preparation for the start-up airline called Hong Kong Express Airways (HKE), as well as the 170’s introduction to Asia.
As part of its efforts to increase its business in China, Russia’s Rostvertol (Hall 1 Stand E12) is forming a joint venture with Lextern Aviation Supplies of Hong Kong. The two companies hope to complete the registration of the new company, called Rostvertol Helicopters China, in time for the International Airshow in Zhuhai in October this year. Rostvertol Helicopters China will be based in Hong Kong.
Gulfstream Aerospace has added a second field service representative (FSR) in Hong Kong and a second FSR in Singapore to support its growing Asia-Pacific fleet. It has also positioned a specialized PlaneView cockpit technician in Hong Kong as well as a maintenance technician Metro Jet’s Hong Kong facility to assist transient operators.
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