March 4, 2016
Attendees of the 2016 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2016) will find a robust schedule of education sessions on a variety of topics that reflect the growing role of business aviation for companies and entrepreneurs across China and the Asia-Pacific region.
“For the last several years, education sessions at ABACE have typically addressed issues relevant to the emerging market for business aviation across the region,” said Brian Koester, operations manager with NBAA. “This year’s sessions will reflect the business aviation’s continuing emergence as a vital industry in China and the Asia-Pacific region.”
For example, ahead of a scheduled International Operators Conference coming to China in 2017, Ty Dubay of NetJets China, will moderate a panel offering advice for operators based in Asia for traveling outside the region, including to special events such as the upcoming summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Another session will focus on the complexities of selling a pre-owned aircraft on the international market, including recent changes to customs, registration and ownership rules for aircraft moving into the European Union (EU).
“The market across China and the Asia-Pacific region is fairly young, and many early buyers are now looking toward purchasing their second business aircraft,” Koester added. “That leaves a lot of questions about how to sell their original aircraft.”
Another session will discuss upgrade paths for existing business aircraft, including the latest available upgrades for aircraft systems and avionics, as well as solutions for refurbishing the cabin environment.
Co-hosted by NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), ABACE2016 will take place April 12 to 14 in Shanghai, China.