The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) has planned a high-level information and investment session for January 24 to 26 in the Pacific island nation to provide a forum for industry leaders to explore opportunities there. Following a change in the Philippines presidency in 2016, the business and general aviation market picked up last year, AsBAA said. “In 2018, plans are now being made in relation to the development of business and general aviation infrastructure that will create great opportunity for the industry.”
The Philippines government approached AsBAA for representation of the industry there, and as a result has assembled the three-day event that will bring together policymakers, investment executives and other industry leaders. To be held at Clark and Subic Bay International Airports, the event will include briefings from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, as well as various airport authorities about the future plans for the region.
This includes discussion to develop a fully integrated aerospace park and aviation hub at Subic Bay International Airport. AsBAA said the airport is expected to become the leading business and general aviation airport in the Philippines, with opportunities for a new FBO, service providers, repair stations, charter, training and inter-island transport links. Slots are limited and must be reserved.