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The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) returns to Shanghai’s Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre in China from April 11 – 13, 2017. ABACE is the preeminent conference for business aviation in the region. This important annual gathering showcases the latest products and services to industry leaders, entrepreneurs and other key decision-makers.

Run in partnership with the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA), and co-hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), ABACE serves not just as the region’s premiere marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers, but as an important catalyst for further developing the industry throughout Asia.

The three-day event will provide international and local exhibitors opportunities to expand their networks, and to promote their services to a highly receptive audience. Over 100 media representatives from global publications, news outlets and the trade press will be on hand to cover the event, which attracts thousands of attendees and exhibitors from around the globe.

In addition to extensive networking opportunities, the conference offers a series of insightful educational sessions and forums. These are aimed at updating stakeholders on current trends and issues affecting the General Aviation (GA) industry, from both a regional and worldwide perspective. Seminars will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Building a Safety Culture
  • Finance 101
  • CAAC Business Aviation Development Forum
  • Accessing Airports across Asia
  • Maintaining Aircraft Value
  • Security Best Practices
  • Navigating Legal Disputes
  • Open Skies and the Growth of General Aviation
  • Dos & Don’ts of Traveling to the U.S.
  • The Advantages of Going Vertical
  • The NextGen Aircraft: Unmanned
  • Keep Your Aircraft Airborne

For full details on the event schedule, please visit the ABACE website.

Photo of Jetex booth at ABACE 2016, held at the Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre in Shanghai

Jetex booth at ABACE 2016, held at the Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre in Shanghai.

 Visit Jetex at ABACE

ABACE is the one of the key events in the Asian business aviation calendar. Jetex has a long-established presence throughout the region, and our booth has become a regular fixture at the exhibition. We are looking forward to connecting with you at this year’s show, where we will be sharing our latest exciting developments.

Flying to Shanghai

There are two main options for General Aviation (GA) flights traveling to Shanghai. These are Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD). Both are 24-hour Airports of Entry (AoE), with customs and immigration available on-site. A full range of ground handling and fueling services are available at both locations.

The venue for ABACE is the Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, which is located at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. This makes ZSSS the primary choice for those attending the event. Shanghai Pudong International Airport is located approximately 54km from the venue. During the ABACE period, it is highly recommended to ensure that landing permits and slots are obtained well in advance.

Landing Permits

Landing permits are mandatory for all aircraft traveling to China. The official lead time is three working days, allowing time for the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) to review all information and coordinate with the local sponsor. Once approved, permits are only valid for the times stated on the flight schedule. Any changes to arrival/departure times, passengers, crew or aircraft tail numbers are considered as revisions. A maximum of two permit revisions are allowed for each request. For any additional revisions, it is necessary to submit a fresh permit request.

Airport Slots

Slots are required at both Hongqiao (ZSSS) and Pudong (ZSPD) airports. These will be issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) once landing permits have been confirmed. Due to high levels of scheduled commercial activity, slots are not processed and confirmed until approximately 48 hours prior to the estimated time of arrival. Please note that the slot time confirmed may differ from what was originally requested, which can result in revisions to the scheduled arrival/departure time. Peak operating hours at ZSSS and ZSPD are from 08:00 – 22:00 local time. During this period, only one slot is allocated for each GA operator. This means arrival and departure slots cannot be obtained on the same day during peak hours.

Chinese Visa Requirements

All passengers and crew traveling to China must arrange appropriate visas prior to arrival. Visa regulations are strictly enforced by the Chinese authorities. Arriving in the country without the correct documents may result in fines and/or deportation. Note that all passports must be valid for the full duration of the stay.

Arrange Your next Trip with Jetex

Planning a trip to Shanghai? Arrive in style with Jetex! We can provide a complete range of trip support services from our state-of-the-art operations center in Beijing. Our multilingual team is on standby 24/7 to assist with all aspects of your journey, including international trip planning, ground handling, worldwide fuel uplifts and bespoke concierge services. Contact us today to find out more.

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