AsBAA, the Asian region’s non-for-profit representative body for business aviation today announced that Kabul Riswanto CEO, PT PEGASUS AIR SERVICES AND PT KARISMA BAHANA AVIASI has been appointed to the AsBAA Board of Governors as lead of the newly created Indonesia Country Chapter. The move comes as part of AsBAA’s strategic expansion of its presence in Southeast Asia in order to support its growing membership in the region.

Chairman, Charlie Mularski shared, “AsBAA has now introduced country chapters in addition to the overall regional leadership that we have in place across Pan Asia. This enables us to create a wider, deeper influence and network of experts to tackle issues effectively at a country level on behalf of our members and the wider business and general aviation industry.” Kabul Riswanto (Pak Kabul) further commented by saying, “This organization is well placed to help the Indonesian Aviation Community to become more internationally focussed and open up opportunities across the region. In turn, Indonesia will enjoy the economic benefits of supporting industry growth.”

Mr Kabul Riswanto [Chief Executive Officer, PT Pegasus Air Services]

Emil Pope, AsBAA BoG Member and Indonesia Country Co-leader, emphasised the importance of Indonesia local leadership, one of the fastest growing Business Aviation markets in Asia. Boasting the largest economy in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), which recently liberalized open skies policy, Indonesia presents strong growth opportunities for business aviation in the region. The country has a population of over 255 million across 13,000 islands. With 237 existing and 15 new airports planned for development, the local infrastructure is also primed to support the growth expected in the market. However, there also exists a unique set of challenges as a result of a series of factors including: slow-down in economic growth, currency depreciation, a lack of MROs and FBOs, and the recent reinforcement of restrictions placed on foreign registered aircraft operating in the country. 

Indonesia, a market with lots of opportunities has also its own unique set of regulatory challenges. AsBAA’s planned work in the region seeks to present new solutions and support to the authorities to meet some of these challenges affecting industry, transport and local communities. Pak Kabul summed up by sharing, “my approach is to create new links between public and private organisations and connect AsBAA to the authorities in the region. Any organisation needs to reach critical mass in order to action change, and as such it’s also vital to grow AsBAA’s membership in Indonesia. I will act as a liaison connecting AsBAA to new companies, and acting as their representative both inside and outside Indonesia in the wider region. I am proud to be appointed to lead the newly developed Indonesia Chapter and look forward to working with AsBAA.”

 #AsBAA Announces New Addition to Leadership Team in Indonesia, Expanding Footprint in Southeast Asia

Pak Kabul summed up by sharing, “my approach is to create new links between public and private organisations and connect AsBAA to the authorities in the region. Any organisation needs to reach critical mass in order to action change, and as such it’s also vital to grow AsBAA’s membership in Indonesia. I will act as a liaison connecting AsBAA to new companies, and acting as their representative both inside and outside Indonesia in the wider region. I am proud to be appointed to lead the newly developed Indonesia Chapter and look forward to working with AsBAA.”

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