ABACE2017 Static Display to Feature Variety of Business Aircraft
Jan. 4, 2017
Continuing the proud tradition of past Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) events, ABACE2017 will once again feature an impressive array of the latest business aircraft on static display immediately adjacent to host facility Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport.
Approximately 35 aircraft will be featured at ABACE2017, including a variety of piston-engine, turboprop and jet fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft. These range from large intercontinental business jets from manufacturers including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Gulfstream, to smaller turbine-powered aircraft from Pilatus and Cessna, as well as several single and twin-engine piston aircraft.
Joe Hart, NBAA’s director of static displays and regional forums, noted that continued demand for static display space at ABACE indicates growing interest from across the region in business aviation aircraft.
“We are actively working with business aviation stakeholders to ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to support this rapidly developing presence,” he said. “One example is the Shanghai Airport Authority’s recently announced plans to construct a second hangar, scheduled for completion in 2018, which will ultimately provide greatly expanded space not only for Shanghai Hawker Pacific’s expanding client base, but also for attendees at future ABACE events.”
Building on last year’s inaugural ABACE display of air-ambulance aircraft, Hart noted that organizers hope to feature an expanded array of specialized fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft capable of helping in times of need.
The static display at ABACE2017 also will feature exhibitor chalets, offering climate-controlled indoor venues where attendees may discuss the latest aircraft, products and services with representatives from manufacturers and other service providers.