In June 2019, AsBAA, the Asian region’s non-profit association for business aviation held the second quarterly meeting of the mainland China Chapter in Beijing. The meeting was co-chaired by Rocky Zhang and Paul Desgrosseilliers, newly elected Board of Director members and Vice Chairmen of the association.

Mr. Rocky Zhang, Vice-Chairman briefed attendees on the recent annual general meeting (AGM) in Singapore at which members voted for the new leaders of AsBAA and discussed key issues affecting the industry community. He said, “The six elected members of the Board of Directors will work together to serve the association and its members in greater China and south East Asia”. He also stressed that the mainland China chapter will continue to explore and advise on the opportunities in China. In parallel, the chapter will represent the wider industry in China, raising the profile of the industry globally to enhance communication channels and business platforms among industry, regulatory, government and community bodies.”

 

 

 

During the meeting, Mr. Paul Desgrosseilliers, Vice-Chairman appealed to members to “actively volunteer and recommend your executives to join the Board of Governors to promote the work of the regional committee in mainland China, and to provide professional support to all members in the development of the mainland market. Build aviation safety, corporate social responsibility and a professional knowledge sharing community.”

At the meeting, a representative from Ameco Beijing, a platinum member of AsBAA, presented a detailed introduction to their experience of merging ten maintenance organisation certificates, which is the first time such a certification has been issued by CAAC. Ameco’s experience in trans-regional multi-certificate maintenance integration, multi-license maintenance projects with one license and overall control mode with top-level design, serves as a reference and benchmark for the future development of industry MRO’s. This measure effectively improves the enterprise efficiency, reflects the CAAC commitment to simplify procedures and improve transparency, and was praised by attendees.

Participants presented practical suggestions and opinions on recent association activities, discussing member training programmes covering a wide variety of topics including Aviation Leadership, Working in Business Aviation, and more comprehensive individual certification programs. Additionally, how to effectively communicate measures with relevant government departments to improve the spreading of commercial aviation development on the local economy.

The mainland China chapter meets each quarter. To find out more and to participate in the next meeting, please get in touch with Virginia Zhang at: jingjing@asbaa.org.