TAG Aviation Asia Joins AsBAA Leadership:

AsBAA, the Asian region’s non-for-profit representative trade body for business aviation has announced Phil Balmer, Director Maintenance, of TAG Aviation Asia as the new Chairman of its Hong Kong Committee. The announcement was made at the Hong Kong Committee meeting, 19 January, hosted in TAG’s new offices, Harcourt House, Wan Chai. The meeting was attended by around 30 AsBAA members representing: operators, business support services, [Insurance, Legal, FBO etc.] and included a presentation ceremony to recognise the long-standing contribution of Hongkong Jet CEO, Mr. Denzil White who stood down as Chairman of the committee at the end of 2016.  

AsBAA Chairman, Charlie Mularski shared, “We welcome Phil as Head of the AsBAA Hong Kong Committee. Phil and the team at TAG play a prominent role in supporting local business aviation priorities. We are confident that the AsBAA HK Committee can continue to make improvements on behalf of the wider membership under his leadership. We also take this opportunity to thank Denzil for all the great work he’s done leading and supporting the Hong Kong Committee over the last two years.” Phil shared, "my goal is to continue the excellent momentum which was created from persistence and hard work by the volunteers of AsBAA.

I believe the best way to maximize the opportunities for the business aviation industry is through a unified approach, and AsBAA is now clearly being recognised as the voice of the industry."   The announcement was made on the same day that AsBAA attended a 5th meeting with HKCAD and the Airport Authority in order to take steps forward on the current capacity issues at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

With parking and slots limitations at HKIA recently causing significant problems to business aviation owners, users and service providers, AsBAA has been working closely with the authorities on an action plan to maximise resources, booking software (OCS) and BAPs , and raise awareness of the economic benefits of business aviation to Hong Kong. Mularski said, “The third runway will not be available for 8-10 years, therefore our focus now is on working with the authorities to implement practices that maximise resources and create tangible change.

We were encouraged to see that AsBAA’s recommendations relating to penalties and cancellation guidelines made at earlier meetings have already been implemented. When looking at the statistical impact of the suggested changes, we can see positive change with around a 25% reduction in wasted slots. We will continue this work with the authorities, members and the media to ensure that Hong Kong does not miss out on the economic benefits our industry brings to the city.”

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Today's business has more to do with relationships than methods. The actual products and services you're offering remain critical. However, it's ever more important that you create, maintain and cultivate significant relationships with prospects or potential customers!

To start the new year off at the Business Aviation Network we want to introduce you to some of the things that will make those relationships fruitful by using the Business Aviation Network. One of the most fundamental things is for people to be able to find you. For that to happen the search engines have to be able to index your profile pages, this requires you to change your Business Aviation Network privacy settings. By default, your profile is NOT visible to the outside world. Here is a link to FAQ’s page to change those settings.

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Bright Ibeawuchi - 2017 Business Aviation Shows, Exhibitions, conferences. And events.  Bright’s latest blog is a comprehensive list of Business Aviation Shows, Exhibitions, conferences. And events coming up in 2017. Is your event missing from theh list? Let Bright know

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2017 Business Aviation Airshows, Exhibitions and Conferences

2017 showsPlanning to attend a business aviation event this year? One of the best ways to connect with fellow business aviation professionals is to attend an airshow, exhibition or conference. The 2017 calendar is chock full of exciting business aviation related events, in every corner of the globe. Which of these Business aviation events will you be attending in 2017? Not only are events a great way to see and experience current equipment and technology as well as getting a preview of soon to be released airframes systems, and equipment. Attending a aviation conference/exhibition is also a fantastic networking opportunity.  

Here is a list of some events that you may be interested in.  If i missed any please let me know and I will up date the listing. Now get out there and meet your fellow business aviation professionals! 

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There are a multitude of aircraft operating cost articles written over the years including the occasional quarterly or annual reports describing current state of affairs for a variety of aircraft. If I've heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times, "no one offers a product that really captures the true cost to operate my aircraft." I couldn't agree with this sentiment more, but that's about to change.

The fact of the matter is there is no one set cost benchmark for any aircraft model on the planet. There are many reasons why operating cost subscription service providers, OEMs or economic cost guides don't capture true operating costs that can be universally applied to a particular model aircraft. Here are the five key reasons why:

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First Gulfstream G650ER delivered into China

On March 17th 2016, the first G650ER which is an ultra long-range aircraft finally arrived in China and the delivery was made to Minsheng Financial Leasing Co.(MSFL)

“The delivery has been significant for so many reasons,” said Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream. “This highlights the vital need for long range company jet travel in China, a role that has been played by MSFL very well especially in the support of Gulfstream’s presence in China. This is in-line with the high operation capabilities that the brand new G6 (Gulfstream-G650ER), an airplane that arrived at the customer’s base at precisely the said duration and even surpassed its promise.”

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Bob Hoover, Aviation Hero to be recognized with life size statue

 Business Aviation Network. (March 7, 2016) More recognition is coming to Bob Hoover, World War II aviator and later test pilot and show pilot. A life-size statue will be unveiled on April 2 at the National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The Bob Hoover Trophy has also been established, an award for outstanding airmanship that will be conferred annually.

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London City Airport sold to Canadian Consortium

Canada-based Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) has signed an agreement on behalf of a consortium to purchase London City Airport for a reported £2 billion.

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    • Simulated Flight Reflects Aircraft Program’s Steady Progression

Gulfstream G600 Iron BirdGulfstream Aerospace Corp Gulfstream G600 iron bird made its "maiden flight" successfully proving Gulfstream ongoing commitment to the development of new research platform of our G600 aircraft program.

The Iron Bird platform is a dimensionally precise structure housed at the manufacture’s Savannah, Georgia headquarters, which is not only spatially accurate, but also allows the engineers to assess the mechanical systems and flight control, brakes, hydraulics and landing gear all from a ground-based location.

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Zetta Jet Finalizes Order for Two Global 6000 Business Jet with Option for Two More

  • The plan was first announced as part of a December 2015 order.
  • This monumental statement places Zetta Jet in a position to be one of Asia’s leading private jet operators, thanks to the Global 6000’s excellent long-range performance.

     zetta jet It was recently announced by Bombardier Business Aircraft that Zetta Jet, a private jet operator who is growing at an incredible pace, has implemented previous options for two Bombardier Global 6000 ultra-long range business aircrafts. The options were initially announced on December 15, 2015 as part of one confirmed order that included four options for an identical aircraft model. In addition, Zetta Jet acquired options for another two Global 6000 business jets.

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