ABACE 2018 Signals Blue Skies For Business Aviation In Asia
With the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) having ended, organizers said that on several levels the show underscored the promising future for business aviation in the Asian region. “The event reflected the enthusiasm, growth and potential for business aviation, not just in China, but across Asia and beyond,” said National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen.
ABACE2018, which took place from April 17-19, was jointly hosted by the NBAA and the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA), and coordinated with the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). At the event, more than 175 exhibitors displayed across a show floor featuring a new, second hangar and an exhibitor pavilion.
Forty percent of the exhibitors were from Asian countries. On display at the airport were 30 aircraft, including intercontinental jets, turboprops, pistons, amphibian aircraft and helicopters. Standing aside the aircraft were 10 meeting chalets, which have become a popular feature of the event.
A host of prominent speakers representing China’s aviation sector took part in the ABACE Opening General Session on April 17 and ABACE included participation from other prominent government leaders, China’s emerging business aviation industry and expansion of the country’s aviation infrastructure was a topic
ABACE 2019 will take place from April 16-18, in Shanghai China. Learn more about ABACE 2019.