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Apr172019

AsBAA Announces “AsBAA Takes Off 2019”

From left: Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi MEBAA, Kurt Edwards IBAC, Jenny Lau Chairperson of AsBAA, Rocky Zhang Head of AsBAA China Chapter, Gary Moran Head of Aviation, AON, Vice Chairman at AsBAA and Head of Singapore Chapter, Phil Balmer Vice Chairman and Head of AsBAA Hong Kong Chapter.AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative body for the business and general aviation industry (BA/GA) held a press conference at ABACE2019 in which it shared regional updates from Greater China and Southeast Asia. 

Gary Moran, Vice-Chairman, announced that AsBAA will hold “AsBAA Takes Off” – a static, industry forum and community event. Moran said, “AsBAA has been working with the Changi Airport Group (CGA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) for some time to find the appropriate format for this event. We are delighted to announce that AsBAA has the full support of both CGA and CAAS and we will move ahead with the static, forum and community event, AsBAA Takes Off, this June 2019.”

The first event will take place during Singapore Business Aviation week, June 10-14, 2019. The week’s events also include the AsBAA Singapore Safety Day on June 10, the AsBAA Annual General Meeting on June 11, Corporate Jet Investor Asia on June 12-13 and AsBAA Takes Off on June 14, 2019. The format of AsBAA Takes Off will be a small static set-up, located at Jet Aviation’s facility at Seletar Airport. The event is designed to meet the needs of the local Singapore Chapter members; however, the association welcomes sponsors and participants from the wider region. 

AsBAA Takes Off will invite students from local schools and universities, including its AsBAA Discovery student chapter and education partners from Embry Riddle Asia. The objective is to hold an inclusive community event in which young people can meet with AsBAA members, observe the industry in action, and develop a greater awareness of future careers in the business and general aviation industry through AsBAA’s Corporate Social Responsibility education initiative, AsBAA Discovery.

Jenny Lau said, “There is not currently a static event specifically for business aviation in Singapore. We are delighted to be able to meet the needs of the local chapter through AsBAA Takes Off. We are also encouraged by the deepened cooperation between AsBAA and CGA, CAAS and our members in southeast Asia. We give special thanks to the local chapter Gary Moran, Caspar Baum and Louis Leong for their support in liaising with the local authorities. We thank Jet Aviation for hosting the event, which promises to be a welcomed addition to Singapore Business Aviation Week”.

Exhibitor space will be available to AsBAA members to book from late April. 

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