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Shanghai Hawker Pacific Hosts ABACE for the Eight Consecutive Year

This year’s Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (ABACE) is the 8th consecutive show to be hosted at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific facility, a joint venture between Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) and Hawker Pacific, a Jet Aviation Company. Thousands of business aviation professionals reportedly attend the annual ABACE convention that commences tomorrow in China’s largest city, Shanghai. Managed under the umbrella of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the event is held at Hongqiao International Airport.


“Our ongoing cooperation with NBAA has resulted in a show that has consistently boosted the position of business aviation and helped establish the community as part of the overall aviation industry in the continent,” said Carey Matthews, GM of the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre. “An industry show of this size and magnitude has tremendous platform requirements. Our Shanghai Hawker Pacific facilities include two hangars and an FBO at Hongqiao, and a second FBO and parking area at Pudong, providing enough space and infrastructure for the show to take place in this unique setting.”


Leading up to the show, during construction of the chalets and the aircraft static displays, most of the normal business aviation traffic for Hongqiao is diverted to Pudong international airport (PVG). Matthews contends the second airport that supports business aviation in Shanghai is critical; Pudong permitting regular business jet operators continued access to Shanghai during the show, with Hongqiao offering hangarage next to the exhibition — a convenient setting for the event. Matthews added, “We have dramatically increased the parking capacity at Pudong over the last few years, and we believe this added space at PVG helps operators better maneuver in and out of Shanghai during the event.”

ABACE will run from April 16-18.

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