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AsBAA Hosts Inaugural Phillipines Safety Day in Manila

AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative body for the business and general aviation industry (BA/GA) has announced that it will host industry stakeholders and VIPs, including government officials, at its upcoming inaugural AsBAA Safety Day and Pilots’ Day in the Philippines from 13-14 November 2018.

Head of the AsBAA Philippines Chapter Benjamin “Jay” Lopez said, “AsBAA recognises the importance of the Philippines as a growth market. We have seen 6-7% GDP growth for the past five years and we expect continued forward growth over the medium-term. This will continue to attract foreign direct investment and business-related flights. To ensure these opportunities are maximised, AsBAA will lead on cooperation and communications with the authorities. Our mission is to provide a bridge between industry and regulators to ensure a prosperous and safe industry ecosystem in the Philippines. In advance of the AsBAA events on 13-14 November, we give our sincere thanks to the speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and guests for their ongoing support.”

The AsBAA Safety and Pilots’ Day will welcome the following speakers:

  • Senator Grace Poe, Senator at Senate of the Philippines
  • Congressman Cesar Sarmiento, a member of the Philippine House of Representatives
  • Secretary Arthur “Art” Planta Tugade, Secretary of the Department of Transportation
  • Lt. Gen. Galileo Gerard R, Kintanar, Jr. AFP, Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force
  • Captain Jim Sydiongco, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
  • Greg Wooldridge, Former Commanding Officer of the US Navy Blue Angels
  • Kurt Edwards, Director General of the International Business Aviation Council
  • Phil Balmer, Vice-Chairman, AsBAA

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