Review presentations from education sessions at ABACE2014, which focused on issues including safety best practices, regional trends driving the industry’s growth, operational considerations, tips and tools for those utilizing helicopters for business aviation in the region, and more. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


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?

Business Aviation Growth and Opportunities
(1.5 MB, PDF)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


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.

APEC’s Statement of Principles for Business Aviation (.98 MB, PDF)


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

China Helicopter Operations Update (3.7 MB, PDF)


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

Business Aircraft Safety and Operations
(3.7 MB, PDF)

Thursday, April 17, 2014


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.

What Is Business Aviation?
(1.8 MB, PDF)

Student Day Panel – Beihang University-北航“梦想一号”公务机
(6.9 MB, PDF)