Program Schedule

Education sessions at ABACE2014 will focus on issues of importance to companies operating business aircraft in Asia. Review the list of education sessions and other events at ABACE2014.

Monday, April 14, 2014 – Press Day

08:00–17:00

Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open

08:00–17:00

Press Headquarters Open

12:00–13:30

Media Luncheon (by invitation)

Sponsored by Dassault Aviation

12:00–17:00

ABACE Business Aviation Safety & Operations Workshop

Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao

13:30–17:00

Press Day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

08:00–17:00

Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open

08:00–18:00

Press Headquarters Open

09:00–10:00

Opening General Session & Ceremony

Honored guests: Michael Huerta, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator and officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the City of Shanghai

10:00–18:00

Exhibits & Static Display Open

10:30–12:00

Business Aviation Growth and Opportunities

Moderator: Jay Mesinger, J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales
Invited speakers: Jason Liao, China Business Aviation Group; Jeffrey Lowe, Asian Sky Group; Mike Walsh, Asia Jet; Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific; Karl Zhao, Wichita Aviation Office of China

Asia-Pacific nations are among the fastest growing in the world, with ever-accelerating rates of inbound and outbound investment. The upswing in business activity in the region has increased the demand for prompt, reliable access to business destinations throughout China and across the Asian region. Topics to be discussed include:

  • How the Shanghai Free Trade Zone can help business aviation grow in China
  • Forming Joint Ventures
  • Market update for business aircraft acquisitions and operations
  • How can the business aviation community assist government and NGO’s in a humanitarian crisis within Asia?
  • Why a strong safety culture is required to facilitate growth
  • Challenges for Asian operators flying into the U.S.: What to consider?
13:30–17:00

China Business Aviation Policy Symposium

Presented by: Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)

Organized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the China Business Aviation Policy Symposium will bring together top-level regional, national, and international officials to discuss a wide range of matters, including the continuing development of China’s emerging business aviation industry, regional and international policies affecting operations in the region, and the formation of strategic partnerships between established companies.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

08:00–18:00

Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open

09:00–18:00

Press Headquarters Open

10:00–18:00

Exhibits & Static Display Open

10:30–12:00

APEC’s Statement of Principles for Business Aviation

Invited speakers: Doug Carr, NBAA; Kurt Edwards, IBAC; Ed Smith, GAMA; TBD, AsBAA

The recent approval of a core statement of principles for the business aviation industry’s development by Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Ministers will strengthen the foundation and growth of business aviation, and the benefits it brings. Learn what the APEC principles entail and how this milestone will accelerate the opportunities for companies and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the many benefits business aviation provides for achieving business success in China and elsewhere in the region.

13:30–14:30

Helicopter Operations

Invited speakers: Matt Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International; Chris Jaran, Bell Helicopter

Helicopter operations continue to grow in China and operators are committed to a viable, capable and safe helicopter industry. This panel will explore these topics with a focus on rotorcraft operations:

  • Infrastructure impediments and opportunities (e.g., NextGen equipage)
  • Regulatory considerations and airspace accessibility
  • Workforce development (pilot and mechanic shortage concerns)
  • Training requirements
  • China Helicopter Association
15:00–16:30

Business Aircraft Safety and Operations

Invited speakers: Pat Dunn; Asia Corporate Jet Singapore; Mr. Mohammed Husary, United Aviation Services; Jason Starke, Universal Weather & Aviation

Safety remains the top priority for business aviation. This panel will focus on current operational and safety topics throughout Asia and the Middle East, including:

  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Fatigue management
  • Technological developments, including NextGen capabilities and equipage
    Operating into Asia from a pilots prospective, discussing pilots experience with various countries in Asia , both while flying and on ground, airspace structure and operations procedures
  • Options and issues around Hong Kong parking
  • Operation into India: what has changed?
  • Weather and regulatory issues in various countries around Asia from both pilots and the ground handler perspective
  • Olympics: advance planning for Tokyo 2020

Thursday, April 17, 2014

09:00–16:00

Exhibitor, Attendee & Press Registration Open

10:00–16:00

Exhibits, Static Display & Press Headquarters Open

10:00–14:00

Student Day Program

Invited Speakers: Members of the Asian Business Aviation Association

Students who are pursuing aviation careers, including those attending Shanghai Civil Aviation College (SCAC) 上海民航职 业技术学院, are invited to attend the Student Day program at ABACE2014. Members of the Asian Business Aviation Association will discuss career paths and opportunities for pilots, engineers, maintenance technicians, safety officers and scheduling/dispatching, as well as other business aviation opportunities.

Friday, April 18, 2014

08:00–16:00

Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop

A separate payment and registration is required for this one-day workshop.

Workshop registration may be found on the IBAC website at www.ibac.org/isbao.

Registration fee: $500 USD per attendee (includes workshop registration only)

Note: In order to obtain the maximum benefit from attendance at the IS-BAO Workshop, operators are encouraged to purchase a copy of the IS-BAO and bring it with them to the workshop. The IS-BAO can be obtained from your national or regional business
aviation association.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

08:00–16:00

IS-BAO Auditing Workshop

A separate payment and registration is required for this one-day workshop.

Workshop registration may be found on the IBAC website at www.ibac.org/isbao.

The workshop does not provide accreditation.

Registration fee: $750 USD per attendee, includes audit procedures manual