ABACE2017 Education Sessions Highlight Diverse Range of Business Aviation

Feb. 1, 2017

As in years past, attendees of the 2017 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2017) will again find a robust slate of education sessions covering a variety of aspects reflecting the continued evolution of business aviation missions for companies and entrepreneurs across China and the Asia-Pacific region.

“With business aviation firmly established as a key contributor to the Asian economies, this year’s sessions will highlight a variety of new topics signifying the diverse scope of applications in the market,” said Brian Koester, operations manager with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

ABACE2017 Education Sessions Highlight Diverse Range of Business Aviation

For example, a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) session will examine the ongoing evolution of the fastest growing segment of the general aviation industry. Topics will include development of the technology to safely operate and track UASs, with expert opinions on current regulations and operational limitations, as well as strategies for integrating UASs with manned aircraft operations.

Another session, moderated by Helicopter Association International president Matt Zuccaro, will highlight the humanitarian use of rotorcraft, including for medical transportation and emergency response.

Methods for promoting a culture of safety throughout the entire flight operation, and empowering employees to make safe decisions even when away from their company’s base of operations, also will be addressed in the educational programming.

Additional scheduled session topics include the impact on business aviation operations following the recent implementation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Open Skies Agreement, structuring of aircraft financing transactions, slot restrictions at regional airports and best practices for operating business aircraft to the United States.

Known as Asia’s premier event focusing on business aviation, ABACE2017 will take place April 11-13, 2017 at Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Centre, located at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.