Expanded ABACE2016 Education Session to Focus on Flying Internationally

March 21, 2016

As business aviation continues to expand across China and the Asia-Pacific region, the 2016 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2016) will include an expanded session aimed at educating stakeholders about best practices when flying across international borders.

Taking place on Tuesday, April 12, during the first day of ABACE2016, the education session “Update on International Operations,” will focus on the ever-increasing scope of technical and regulatory requirements involved when flying outside the Asian region.

“Although past ABACE events have included sessions addressing international operational concerns, this year’s expanded panel seeks to answer questions from the growing number of operators in the region utilizing business aircraft to broaden the international scope of their businesses and interests,” explained Brian Koester, NBAA operations manager.

Reflecting the expanding distances flown by operators in the region, session will include information about safety and health concerns, risks to aircraft and crew, as well as new international operational requirements. The panel discussion will also address how to ensure safety of flight crews and their passengers on the ground, and best practices to comply with temporary NOTAMs.

Special consideration will be given to the upcoming European Championships in France, Olympics Games in Brazil, and recently eased restrictions in Iran and Cuba. The panel also will explain the operational restrictions, security and health issues to be aware of, and customs and immigration procedures for these special events.

“Perhaps most significantly, this session will also set the stage for the scheduled International Operators Conference coming to China in 2017,” Koester added. Ty Dubay of NetJets China, will moderate the panel.

Co-hosted by NBAA and and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), ABACE2016 will take place April 12 to 14 at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

Learn more about ABACE2016.