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NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen and Shanghai Airport Authority president Li Derun signed a memorandum of agreement at ABACE 2014 today 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. NBAA organizes the event in partnership with the Shanghai Airport Authority, with the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) co-hosting the event.
For the third successive year in recent times, the Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (ABACE)–which is organized by NBAA in conjunction with the Shanghai Airport Authority, the Asian Business Aviation Association and the Shanghai Exhibition Center–will return to Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport. It will run from April 14 to 17 at Shanghai Hawker Pacific’s Business Aviation Centre FBO, and will feature a 43,000-sq-ft (4,000-sq-m) hangar, a 52,000-sq-ft (4,800-sq-m) exhibitor pavilion and extensive ramp area for the static display.
Bombardier, FlightSafety International and Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation have signed a joint letter of intent to establish a training center for Q400 NextGen turboprop pilots, in preparation for the launch of Sutong Airlines in 2015. Bombardier will support planning of aircraft training, while FlightSafety will supply and operate a full flight simulator. Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation will support the set-up of the facility in China’s Jiangsu province, the airframer said here at the show.
Show organizers NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association have set April 15 to 17, 2014 as the dates for next year’s ABACE show, which again will be held at China’s Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. “Organizers are hard at work to make ABACE 2014 an even more successful demonstration of the significance of business aviation in Asia-Pacific, and in the months ahead we’ll have a number of exciting announcements to share,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, adding that the Asian business aviation show “will build on the success of previous years.”
Here at ABACE signing a memorandum of cooperation on a cooperative project to build an amphibious-seaplane terminal and transportation service to promote the seaside-vacation destination of Zhoushan City in eastern China were (l to r): Ji Gui Rong, general manager of Avic International (Hong Kong); Li Shan Zhong, vice mayor of Zhoushan City; and Wang Xue Feng, CEO of Star Jet, a multi-faceted aviation business.
The general theme of all the speakers at the ABACE opening session this morning was one of cooperation of efforts to bring a vibrant and viable business aviation industry to China. “Business aviation generates jobs, allows companies to be productive and efficient and helps the country in times of natural disaster,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
Last week in Shanghai marked the beginning of a new era in business aviation. It also represented a major expansion of AIN’s continuing quest to serve the industry and those who employ it around the world.
Go to AIN’s ABACE landing page to find the latest news and photos from the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, being held from March 27 to 29 at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre in Shanghai, China.
The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Abace) will take place at Shanghai Hongqaio Airport for at least the next four years, NBAA president Ed Bolen said today at Abace 2012, which is being hosted this week at Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre at the Shanghai airfield.
“Shanghai is a great regional hub and attracts people from all over the world,” he said. “Our Ebace and Labace shows are permanently located at Geneva and São Paulo, which seems to work well for people, and it’s possible that we will do the same with Abace in Shanghai.”
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