Impressive Aircraft Lineup Scheduled for Static Display at ABACE2014
Feb. 24, 2014
Continuing the proud tradition of past Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) events, ABACE2014 will once again feature an impressive static display of aircraft showcasing a wide array of the latest business aircraft for attendees to review and compare. The static display will be immediately adjacent to host facility Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport.
ABACE2014 takes place from April 15 to 17 in Shanghai, China.
“ABACE is regarded as the foremost opportunity for prospective buyers across the Asia-Pacific region to view the newest and most modern fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in service in business aviation around the globe,” said Linda Peters, NBAA vice president, exhibits. “That reputation will only grow throughout ABACE2014.”
Approximately 30 aircraft are already scheduled for static display throughout ABACE2014, with more expected to be added ahead of the show. These range from single and twin-engine pistons like the Beechcraft’s G36 Bonanza and G58 Baron, to Cessna’s 208B Grand Caravan and Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprops, as well as the largest and longest-range business jets from Gulfstream, Airbus and Boeing.
Among the featured aircraft new to ABACE is Bombardier’s Lear 75 mid-range business aircraft, certified by the FAA last November. Other renowned manufacturers to be represented in the static display include Embraer, Piaggio and Dassault Falcon.
Prospective buyers will also have the opportunity to meet with manufacturer representatives in the comfort of climate-controlled exhibitor chalets, in close proximity to showcased aircraft. Each chalet features a welcoming area, meeting room and seating for customers. English and Chinese translators will also be on-hand to assist attendees.
“All the major business aircraft manufacturers will have aircraft on display at ABACE2014, but there is still room for other companies to have a highly visible presence there as well,” Peters added. “For example, three regional charter operations will also have their aircraft at the show.”