Exhibit Hours

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday, April 16, 2015
10:00 – 16:00

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

10:30-12:00
Business Aircraft Acquisitions & Transactions
Moderator: John Schmidt, Aero Law Group
Aircraft operators and owners will learn from a panel of experts about tax and regulatory policies that should be considered when purchasing a business aircraft. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Tax policies across Asia
  • Legal Structures Supporting Business Aviation
  • Transactional considerations
  • Opening up of low level airspace
  • Chinese economic outlook
  • Avionics and equipment mandates

Location: Meeting Room #1

13:30-17:000
China Business Aviation Policy Symposium
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 an international policies affecting operations in the region, and the formation of strategic partnerships between established companies.
Location: General Session Area

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

10:15-11:15
Business Aviation Market Review
Moderator: Jay Mesinger, Mesinger Jet Sales
Speakers: Jeffery Lowe, Asia Sky Group; Others to be Determined
The aviation market place is beginning to see a steady stream of new entrants. Lately, long-range aircraft have been extremely successful. Is there room in the market for more? Manufacturers are developing new aircraft for every segment of the market. History shows that new aircraft sell well in the Asian region. Will this continue to be true? How will the abundance of new aircraft affect the market? How will used aircraft be accepted into the region and what effect will they have on the new aircraft market? Listen to experts discuss the current market conditions and expectations for the future.Location: Meeting Room #1
10:15-11:15
Update on the International Helicopter Industry
Speaker: Matt Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International
The president of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) will discuss the current state of the helicopter industry around the world. This update will provide the current status of different types of operations, safety initiatives, regulations, opportunities and challenges faced by the industry.Location: Meeting Room #2
11:30-12:30
Improving Aircraft Surveillance
Moderator: Doug Carr, NBAA
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is now required to fly above FL290 in parts of Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. The new satellite technology is replacing radar surveillance at high altitudes in Asia and around the world. Learn what ADS-B is, how it works, why you need it, technical challenges you may face, and the consequences for not having it in airspace where it is required.Location: Meeting Room #1
11:30 – 12:30
Update on the Helicopter Industry in China
Speaker: Chris Jaran, Bell Helicopter
Helicopter operations continue to grow in China. Bell Helicopter’s Chris Jaran will provide an update on the current status of the industry, to include current fleet structure, fleet growth, regulations and future opportunities.Location: Meeting Room #2
13:30- 14:30
Accessing Airports Across Asia
As aviation flourishes in Asia, airports are growing increasingly difficult to access. Presenters will guide the audience through difficult parking situations and airspace limitations. The presentation will include an examination of problems and solutions at airports in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Narita/Haneda and Sydney. Presenters will also look ahead to accessing the 2020 Olympics in Japan and how lessons learned from other recent global sporting events can be applied.
Location: Meeting Room #1
13:30-14:30
HAI and IHST Safety Initiatives
Speaker: Matt Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is made up of government and industry leaders formed to address the factors affecting an unacceptable international civil helicopter accident rate. With a goal to significantly reduce the accident rate, the IHST is establishing international partnerships to encourage development and implementation of safety interventions by sharing lessons learned. This session will take a look at current HAI and IHST safety initiatives.Location: Meeting Room #2
15:00-16:00
Keeping Your Flying Business Safe
The safety and security of the aircraft and passengers is a top priority for all flight departments. Learn how a strong safety culture and a safety management system (SMS) can involve your whole department to help keep your operation safe and compliant. Recent breakthroughs in fatigue management will be considered as part of the SMS. Experts will also discuss strategies for keeping the aircraft and passengers secure when traveling to areas of unrest.
Location: Meeting Room #1
15:00-16:00
How to Start and Mange a Helicopter Operation
This session will cover the different types of helicopter operations as well as the details necessary to start a helicopter operation and to manage it effectively, efficiently and safely.
Location: Meeting Room #2

Thursday, April 16, 2015

10:15-14:00
ABACE Careers in Business Aviation Day
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 Careers in Business Aviation Day program at ABACE2015. Members of the Asian Business Aviation Association will discuss career paths and opportunities for pilots, engineers, maintenance technicians, safety officers, scheduling/dispatching, as well as other business aviation opportunities.
Location: General Session Area