Program Schedule

Tuesday, April 17

10:30-12:00
The Future of Lift?
Is there a Helicopter renaissance on the horizon in Asia due to capacity issues at Tier 1 Airports for business aviation or are autonomous vehicles the real future?
Location: Meeting Room #1
13:00-14:30
Countdown to CORSIA
The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) goes into effect in 2020, but operators will need to begin monitoring their emissions starting on 1 January 2019. Experts will explain how CORSIA will affect business aviation and how operators should prepare.
Location: Meeting Room #1
15:00-16:00
Market Outlook
The business aviation industry can be very volatile. The industry experiences the ups and downs of the economy, sometimes seeing dramatic swings even within a calendar year. Find out what is instore in the future as experts discuss a market outlook for the Asian region.
Location: Meeting Room #1
16:30-17:30
Cyber Security and Connected Aircraft
Major corporations around the globe are experiencing the difficulty of trying to keep digital information safe. As many key personnel can’t afford to be disconnected while airborne, it is important to keep Wi-Fi enabled aircraft secure from an attack on the aircraft itself or the personal electronic devices used inside. These experts explain some options for keeping the aircraft safe and which techniques worked for them.
Location: Meeting Room #1

Wednesday, April 18

10:15-11:15
Avoiding Risk – Legal and Insurance
People often point fingers to insurance companies when discussing limitations, constraints, and minimum qualifications. Come hear directly from insurance providers as they bust myths and disclose which factors are considered when issuing a quote. Then operators will explain what they’ve done to reduce risks and costs.
Location: Meeting Room #1
10:15-11:15
Financing Assets & Infrastructure investment opportunities
Financing aircraft and hangars can be a difficult process. Listen to financial experts talk about financing assets and opportunities for investing in infrastructure. Listen to those with experience address when it might be time to build your won hangar vs leasing from someone else.
Location: Meeting Room #2
11:30-12:30
Airport Access Panel – Asia
Accessing busy or restricted airports continues to challenge business aircraft operators. The discussion will focus on:

  • Maximize utilization of your asset and planning the trip for success
  • Changes at Hong Kong
  • New general aviation airports
Location: Meeting Room #1
11:30-12:30
Tech Talk
As aircraft, technology, and procedures continue to advance, they are raising the safety bar. How does a department keep from becoming over reliant on technology? How do you ensure technology improves safety rather than hinder it? What technologies are other departments using? Listen to a panel of operators from the region discuss how they address these questions in their departments.
Location: Meeting Room #2
13:30-14:30
MRO: Best Bang for Your Buck
Have MRO services, cost, and efficiency improved in Asia? What are the benefits of doing your checks in Asia instead of the EU or the US, but also what are the outstanding challenges?
Location: Meeting Room #1
13:30-14:30
Foreign Registries
Why are San Marino and Guernsey registries suddenly becoming popular over more traditional off-shore jurisdictions for aircraft registry? Are there tangible benefits to off shore registration or is it just good marketing?
Location: Meeting Room #2
15:00-16:00
Business Aviation Marketing Machines
Market your business aviation related company cost effectively and rise above the noise in today’s digital world. China is full of entrepreneurs, but only 1 in 10 succeed in business aviation. Find out what others do to set themselves apart.
Location: Meeting Room #1
15:00-16:00
Good as New
Aircraft can have a functional life of more than 30 years, but the interior or exterior may require some updating as aircraft usage or technology changes. On this panel, experts will discuss the latest trends in aircraft paint and refurbishment.
Location: Meeting Room #2

Thursday, April 19

10:15-15:00
ABACE Careers in Business Aviation Program
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 AsBAA’s Student Chapter Day at #ABACE18. Senior leaders from ABACE18 will discuss career paths and opportunities for graduates seeking future employment. Come and be exposed to cool aviation special mission products and latest technologies as well as hear about the latest business aviation trends and disruptors that bode well for the future of our wonderful industry. Get up close and personal with leaders from across Business Aviation within Greater China and SE Asia.
Location: General Session Area