Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

April 14, 2014 - 9:45am

Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre (SHPBASC, Booth H128) received Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for maintenance of Hawker 800-series business jets, the company announced here yesterday at ABACE 2014. It also has been designated as an authorized service facility for Cessna Citations by the newly formed Textron Aviation, which also owns Hawker and Beechcraft.

April 14, 2014 - 8:10am

Ed Bolen, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) president and CEO, and Li Derun, Shanghai Airport Authority president, signed a memorandum of agreement at ABACE 2014 yesterday to keep the annual Asian business aviation show at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport until at least 2021. The agreement doubles the life of the original five-year arrangement signed by the parties in June 2011 to hold the show at the Chinese airport starting with ABACE 2012.

October 21, 2013 - 3:45pm
Carey Matthews, general manager of SHPBASC

As NBAA kicks off this year’s annual convention here in Las Vegas, preparations are well underway for next year’s Asian Business Conference and Exhibition (ABACE), to be held April 15-17 at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre (SHPBASC), which has been its home since the show’s rebirth in 2011.

May 9, 2013 - 3:10pm

Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, which opened in April 2010 at Hongqiao International Airport, celebrated its 10,000th flight movement on Saturday. The milestone flight was a Cayman Islands-registered Challenger 604. According to facility general manager Carey Matthews, Shanghai is capturing 33 percent of all Chinese business aviation traffic. Business jet flight activity for both Pudong and Hongqiao during the first four months of this year is up 17 percent, compared with the same period last year.

April 18, 2013 - 2:10pm

ABACE 2013 broke the records on all fronts as it closed today, according to show organizers NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). Attendance was up more than 20 percent from ABACE 2012, with 7,714 people walking through the door at this year’s show, which was held this week at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, China.

April 17, 2013 - 10:50pm

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 - 8:06am

At the ABACE show last year, potential helicopter exhibitors were told that they had to truck their aircraft into the static display because of a ban on helicopters at Shanghai 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 - 5:46am

The ASA Group has opened new offices in Indonesia and Malaysia, expanding the scope of its services to the VIP aviation market. ASA Group services include arranging charters, security, concierge and ground handling services, over-flight and landing clearances and in-flight catering.

Last year, ASA Group opened an office in Shanghai at Hongqiao Airport. And recently the company appointed Tom Mulvey as director of operations, based at the Hong Kong office.

April 15, 2013 - 6:15am

“This is a milestone in the history of business aviation,” said NBAA president Ed Bolen during yesterday’s press luncheon, which heralded the launch of ABACE 2013 in partnership with the Shanghai Airport Authority. “We’re delighted to be back in Shanghai,” He added, referring to the fact the first ABACE was held in Shanghai back in 2005. “With that initial show, we planted a seed,” Bolen said. “Thanks to a visionary number of leaders here in Shanghai and throughout the Chinese government, we’ve been able to see that seedling grow.”

April 14, 2013 - 9:00pm

The Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center (SHPBASC), which is hosting ABACE this week here at Hongqiao International Airport, has made a lot of progress since the 2012 show. According to general manager Carey Matthews, the amount of traffic it has received since 2009 has grown by as much as 12 percent each year. This trend has continued so far in 2013 and by year-end the facility expects to have exceeded 4,000 movements for the first time in its history.

 
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