For the last few weeks I have found myself uttering words that I never thought I’d hear myself say: “I’m going back to China next month.” That follows last year’s even more incredulous “I am going to China.” Before being informed that I would be on AIN’s on-site convention edition staff for last year’s relaunch of the Asian Business Aviatio
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
The ASA Group has opened its first office in China. The international aviation services company obtains landing and over-flight permits provides flight supervision and coordination, travel safety consulting, ground transport and hotel bookings and arranges catering. ASA has several offices throughout Asia, as well as in London and the U.S. Its newest office will serve clients traveling to Shanghai through both Pudong and Hongqiao International Airports.
Dassault Falcon announced yesterday at the CIBAS show in China that it will open a regional customer service headquarters in Beijing early next year. The new facility will employ two type-rated Falcon pilots and “local specialists experienced in receiving and processing spare parts orders, warranty claims and FalconCare claims.” Working with Shanghai Hawker Pacific at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, Dassault Falcon also launched Dassault Falcon Aircraft Services China to serve local operators of the Falcon 900EX, 2000EX EASy and 7X.
Shanghai Hawker Pacific (SHP) general manager Carey Matthews and deputy general manager Dr. George Lu signed a preliminary service center agreement with Cessna Aircraft president and CEO Scott Ernest today at ABACE. The agreement is designed to pave the way for SHP’s Business Aviation Service Centre at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to become a Cessna-authorized service facility.
Shanghai Hawker Pacific (SHP) general manager Carey Matthews, and deputy general manager Dr. George Lu, signed a preliminary service center agreement here yesterday at the ABACE show with Cessna president and CEO Scott Ernest.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre (SHPBASC) to add the Dassault Falcon 7X to its Part 145 Maintenance Organization approval. This is the first approval by the CAAC for the 7X in China, according to SHPBASC.
According to NBAA, exhibitor chalets are sold out for the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Abace), which will be held late next month at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. “Due to limited space on the ramp, NBAA offered for the first time a standardized structure and layout for OEM exhibitors at Abace,” said NBAA senior manager for regional forums and static displays Joe Hart.
Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, located at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, is reporting a 145-percent increase in business aviation traffic over the past 12 months.
Hawker Pacific Shanghai has become the first dedicated business aviation center to receive Part 145 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Located at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport, the facility is large enough to accommodate bizliners.
NBAA appointed former Cessna executive Roger Whyte to serve as special counsel to association president and CEO Ed Bolen in preparation for the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Abace). Whyte had responsibility for Cessna’s business in the Asia-Pacific region, and his “depth of knowledge informs our work,” Bolen said.