Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2023 | September 19 & 20
“Corporate Jet Investor Asia offers a great opportunity to connect with customers and build your brand.”
The Registry of Aruba
Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2023 welcomed over 300 decision makers to the Shangri-la Singapore on September 19 & 20, 2023.
CJI Asia has been a unique event for the industry since 2011 and brings together the industry’s leading financiers, lawyers, operators, brokers, insurers, manufacturers, appraisers and many others active in the business aviation industry, involved in growing and supporting Asia’s fleet.
Over the two days, attendees heard from a diverse range of speakers, participated in interactive sessions, and networked with like-minded individuals passionate about shaping the future of the Asian business aviation market.
Topics covered included: Managing the Asian fleet
Why manufacturers have an environmental responsibility for every aircraft
Managing Asian risks
The new charter market
Opportunities for business jet finance in the region
Growing the Asian market
Below is the photo gallery from CJI Asia 2023.
If you are interested in our 2024 event, please register your interest via the form below.
Hariss has over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry, comprising of aircraft ground operations (above & below wings), passenger airline & cargo airline sales & marketing, Airline Operations. Airport Commercial, Business Development, Airline Ancillary Revenue, Courier and Air Cargo Services, Business Aviation & General Aviation businesses, International Air Shows and seminars.
He is dedicated and committed to business growth and revenue while capitalizing on higher yield with new initiatives and cost cutting measures, multi task and multi skill activities. He is passionate in developing new initiatives and revenue pillars to support and increase the growth and activities of aviation industry.
Mr. Phil Balmer is Director Maintenance for TAG Aviation Asia. He has over 27 years of experience in aviation, and is a Licensed Engineer holding Australia, EASA, and FAA A&P certificates, with ratings on multiple types of business aircraft including Bombardier, Cessna Citation, Dassault Falcon, and Gulfstream.
Prior to joining TAG Aviation Asia in 2010, Phil worked in Corporate Aviation Maintenance in Brisbane, Australia, was Avionics Supervisor, Maintenance Manager, Director of Maintenance at Jet Aviation Singapore, General Manager of Jet Aviation Dubai, and Jet Aviation Malaysia. Phil is also a Multi-engine, instrument rated Pilot.
On volunteer basis, Phil is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA).
Simon has been with TAG Aviation Asia since 2010, where he has held various roles in Customer Service, Business Development, and most recently as Commercial Director. In his current role, he has overall responsibility for business development for the aircraft management, as well as responsibility for the newly established “Advisory” line of business, where TAG provides transactional support and operational advice to clients about aircraft sales, acquisitions, registration options, ownership, and operating structures. Prior to joining TAG Aviation, Simon worked for 10 years for one of the world’s leading airline pilot training schools, Flight Training Adelaide, in Business Development and Commercial roles.
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Aircraft Finance
Johan was approached by UBS to set-up and head the Corporate Aircraft Finance team, and joined the bank in 2005 in Zurich.
Since the team was established in 2006, UBS has, under Johan’s leadership, grown its portfolio of business jets extensively. UBS was awarded “Best Financier Europe 2013” and “Best Private Bank in EMEA 2014” for corporate jet financings, “Best Business Jet Financier 2015” and “Best Business Support Services 2015” in APAC.
Johan started his career in commodity trading, and joined a large Swiss bank in 1999 to specialise in aircraft financing. He has since put his significant experience and understanding of the aircraft financing market at the disposal of the bank’s clients and, with his team, supports the bank’s WM business. Johan speaks German, French, English and Swedish.
Johan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Banking and Finance) from the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich. Furthermore, Johan is also an Export Specialist with Swiss Federal Certificate and a certified Corporate Banker.
Darren is the CEO of Asian Corporate Aviation Management Pte. Ltd. or ACAM as more commonly known, which is the largest privately owned and operated, corporate aviation management company
in the Asia Pacific Region, providing its clients with a wide range of customer centric, bespoke services from acquisitions through to full turnkey aircraft management solutions, aircraft maintenance support,
CAMO, flight support and handling services.
Ranked amongst the top 10 Operators by fleet in Asia Pacific, the company has demonstrated continuous annual growth since its formation in 2010 and operates a diverse fleet including Airbus Corporate Jets,
Boeing Business Jets, Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, Hawker, Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft. ACAMs Head Office is strategically located at Seletar Airport Singapore with an additional full operations,
maintenance and support base in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 2022 the Company announced its expansion with a new venture ACAM Middle East located in Dubai, U.A.E. to support its growing fleet of managed aircraft in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, followed by another
recent announcement in January 2023 of the latest expansion plan – the establishment of ACAM Pacific in Melbourne, Australia to serve the expanding business aviation market in the Asia Pacific region.
In addition to being an accomplished businessman with long-term roots in the Asia Pacific region, Darren is an accomplished aviator himself and maintains ATP licences on both Aeroplanes and Helicopters accumulating
more than 15000 flight hours throughout his career. Darren received the prestigious Sikorsky Aircraft Rescue Award in 2001.
Senior VP, Safety, Security, Sustainability and International Operations
Douglas “Doug” Carr is NBAA’s senior vice president of safety, security, sustainability and international operations. In this position, he is responsible for leading the association’s broad regulatory and policy agenda affecting business aviation safety, security, sustainability and aircraft operations in the United States and around the globe. He also is the staff liaison for NBAA’s Security Council.
In April 1998, Carr joined the NBAA staff as manager of domestic operations. He subsequently was promoted to manager of safety and operations, director of government affairs and vice president of regulatory and international affairs. In these positions, he monitored and responded to domestic and international regulatory and legislative initiatives by Congress, FAA, TSA, CBP and other government agencies. He also provided operational-related assistance for commercial and non-commercial aircraft operators.
While at NBAA, Carr has led or participated in several landmark aviation rulemaking and policy efforts, including the FAA’s Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (FOARC), the FAA’s Part 125/135 ARC Flight and Rest Subcommittee, the Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) ARC, TSA’s Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) proposal, establishment of CBP’s business aviation pre-clearance program in Shannon, Ireland and updates to ICAO protocols for business aircraft, among others.
Internationally, Carr represents business aviation interests at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and has assisted with several rulemaking and policy efforts at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). He serves as the corporate secretary for the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
Carr is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation management and an Associate of Science degree in aviation flight. Prior to his college years, he spent six years in the U.S. Navy. As part of his military duties, he worked onboard a nuclear-powered submarine where he was responsible for many aspects of the submarine propulsion system, including the operation, maintenance and repair of the nuclear reactor and support systems.
Before joining NBAA, Carr was employed by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) as a specialist in government and industry affairs. There, he was responsible for issues affecting FAR Part 135 on-demand air carriers and flight training providers.
Carr is a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot and a certificated flight instructor.
Adrien Chazottes has been living in Asia since 2004, where he has been developing the Private and Business Aviation sector for the major part of the past two decades. After various positions at VistaJet, Hawker Beechcraft and Bombardier, he founded Jet 8 in 2018 as a Private Aviation Family Office, with a focus on servicing clients in Asia. With headquarters in Hong Kong and key personnel located across the region, Jet 8 provides its clients unparalleled service, tailor made strategies and the negotiating advantage when acquiring or selling Aircraft.
Jeff is the Director of Sales and Business Development for Amber Aviation. He joined the company in 2021 and played a key role in designing the Shared Lease Program which was launched the same year. He is responsible for leading the business outside of China and expanding the company’s presence in the region.
Jeff started his business aviation career with Asia Jet in Hong Kong and continued on after its acquisition by Hongkong Jet in 2016. At Asia Jet and Hongkong Jet, he was responsible for aircraft management and aircraft charter sales. Prior to joining Amber Aviation, Jeff was the COO of Asian Business Aviation Association where he was involved in promoting and advocating the interests of the business aviation community in Asia.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Politics and History from the University of Toronto and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from City University of Hong Kong, Jeff was a solicitor in a Hong Kong law firm before his switch into business aviation. He remains a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong and currently holds a valid practicing certificate as well as a New Zealand Private Pilot’s License.
Diana Chou is the first woman to sell private jets in Asia.
Ms. Chou operates three companies under Dragon General Aviation Group. They are: L’VOYAGE Travel, a Hong Kong licensed travel agency and bespoke private jet chartering company; Aerochine, the official Greater China representative for Bell Helicopter; and JET 8 Aviation, specializing in aircraft acquisition, resales and consulting.
As a founding member serving on the Board of Governors of the Asian Business Aviation Association, Ms. Chou has spearheaded the growth of business aviation in Asia. She is also the Director of The Pacific Basin Economic Council; a Council Member of The Better HK Foundation; and an Advisor at IM Pei Foundation.
Peter is a hybrid lawyer and advises the aviation industry at every stage of its life cycle including the establishment of new businesses, market entry, licensing, commercial contracts, contingency planning, incident/accident response, health, and safety prosecutions, insured and uninsured disputes, sanctions, enforcement, bankruptcy, and insolvency. Currently, he spearheads the development of the global Aerospace regulatory and commercial disputes practice, whilst also servicing the commercial advisory, insurance and liability needs of clients.
He has handled significant high value and complex matters across jurisdictions, including the establishment of several airlines in Asia, major aircraft accidents, disputes arising from the Boeing MAX debacle and Russia’s grand aero theft.
Peter is a regular speaker at industry events, including those hosted by Corporate Jet Investor, Ground Handling International and IATA. He qualified as a lawyer in England and Wales in 1996 and Hong Kong in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
“He is very straightforward and gives extremely clear and direct client advice.” “He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. We know he is a safe pair of hands.” Chambers, 2023
“Peter Coles draws widespread international praise for his leading expertise in aviation law and regulation.” Global Leader Aviation Contentious and Aviation Regulatory, Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 2022
Expert Guides 2022: Best of the Best Aviation Lawyers. 30 named globally
“Peter Coles is recommended for commercial and regulatory matters.” Legal 500
David Crick is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He has just completed his term as the International President on the ASA International Board of Governors and also recently served as the Chair on the Finance & Leasing Committee of the Helicopter Association International.
David is the Managing Director of the DavAir Group, a company providing international aviation inspection, appraisal and advisory services.
He has an unparalleled passion for the aviation sector performing appraisals of both fixed wing & rotary aviation assets in Australia, the Asia Pacific Rim, the USA and various countries in Europe & the Middle East.
With over 20 years of specialised valuation and consulting experience to many different sectors, David has considerable knowledge of corporate valuation requirements for financial reporting, mortgage security assessments, insurance & liquidation disposals. He performs appraisals for finance and leasing, aviation sales, mergers and acquisitions, insurance disputes, and expert witness for the legal fraternity.
David has presented at various international forums addressing current issues in aviation assets and appraisal methodologies. He also lectures on Aircraft Appraisal methodology and processes in the USA and has recently been appointed as a Member of the Technical Standing Committee of The Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation.
Melanie is ITIC’s Lead Aviation Underwriter, responsible for researching, developing and adapting ITIC’s professional liability insurance to meet the needs of the aviation sector. ITIC is the leading provider of professional indemnity insurance for the transport sectors. Melanie has nearly 19 years’ experience in professional liability insurance and she has worked for ITIC for over 11 years. In that time she has been responsible for looking after Clients in the UK, France, Spain and Switzerland, acting as both their underwriter and claims handler. She is a regular delegate at aviation industry events and is looking forward to visiting Singapore.
As President of Jetcraft Asia since 2012, David Dixon is responsible for optimizing sales strategies and managing operations throughout Asia. A leading global authority on the private aviation sector, David has lived and worked in Asia in aircraft sales for more than 40 years and has more than five decades of aerospace industry experience. David joined Jetcraft following a long an over 30-year career with Bombardier’s Business and Commercial Aircraft divisions. In 1997 he was awarded the MBE – Member of the Order of the British Empire distinction by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for his contribution to British exports. He is also a former Vice Chairman of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) an organisation he helped establish.
David is originally from the UK and resides in Hong Kong.
Gary brings more than 40 years of progressive international aviation experience to Metrojet
having previously worked for Bristol Aerospace, Bombardier, MD Helicopters and Jet Aviation.
In September 2017, Gary was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Metrojet Limited.
The company’s principle lines of business include Aircraft Management and Maintenance
with operations based in Hong Kong, China, The Philippines and Singapore, servicing the Asia
His work experience covers business development and strategy, customer support, finance,
commercial, completions/refurbishment, manufacturing, program management, FBO, MRO,
and aircraft management and charter within the commercial, military and general aviation
Gary has significant international experience having held numerous senior management
positions based in locations throughout Canada, the UK, USA and Singapore prior to his arrival
in Hong Kong
Philip du Preez embarked on his business aviation journey in 2008. Joining ExecuJet (part of the Luxaviation Group) in 2015, he assumed the dual responsibilities of General Manager for the Cape Town branch and more recently, Director of Aircraft Sales. Philip’s innate ability to transform challenges into opportunities and his holistic approach to learning, which includes delving into business management, psychology, and human behaviour, have shaped him into a visionary leader. Beyond aviation, his diverse interests, including a fervour for anything with wheels and engines, paint a dynamic portrait of a person who views himself first and foremost as a perpetual student of life—an unwavering corporate entrepreneur who thrives on embracing new horizons.
Carlos Gomez was appointed Senior Director Aircraft Management for Asia Pacific with Jet Aviation in February 2021, bringing more than 30 years of industry experience in both the commercial and business aviation sectors that include British Airways, Iberia and United Airlines across Europe, USA and Asia.
Based in Hong Kong, Gomez is responsible for aircraft management within the region with a focus on enhancing customer-centricity and the global experience. He also supports Jet Aviation’s various lines of businesses across Asia Pacific and works closely with the regional FBOs and MRO locations to provide an integrated service offering to customers. He oversees a team of over 100 employees and crew in aircraft management and private charter in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Prior to joining Jet Aviation, Gomez held several key positions with TAG Aviation, including Chief Operations Officer UK and Chief Executive Officer Asia. Gomez holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IESE Madrid – Navarra University and a Bachelor of Business and Economics degree from the University of Somosaguas, Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Hernandez has extensive experience assisting clients with a wide variety of business aircraft
transaction and regulatory matters, including aircraft purchase/sale agreements, aircraft flight
department restructuring, aircraft management arrangements, fractional program documents, use
policies, cross-border transactions, personal use of aircraft, joint-ownership use agreements and
regulatory and enforcement matters. He is the Chair of Vedder Price Business Aviation and Regulation Sub-Practice Group, the Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s
Tax Committee and a frequent speaker on various business aircraft and regulatory topics. Mr. Hernandez
has been recognized among the world’s leading aviation attorneys by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s
Expert Guides “Aviation Guide” and Chambers as a highly rated High Net Worth Individual Aviation Advisor.
Cheston Hong is a seasoned aviation professional with a remarkable career that has traversed both the skies and the corporate landscape. Beginning his journey as a pilot, flying ultra-long range business aircraft, he has accumulated extensive technical knowledge and expertise in aviation. With a passion for excellence, Cheston transitioned to charter sales and operations management, cementing his position as a prominent figure in the aviation industry.
He is now the Director of Charter for Singapore Air Charter where his technical expertise and extensive experience in charter sales is instrumental in driving the growth of the company. Continually seeking to propel the industry forward, he envisions fostering innovation and collaboration to shape the future of aviation.
President Dassault Falcon Asia Pacific at Dassault Aviation
Jean-Michel Jacob is the head of Dassault Falcon Asia Pacific. He and his team manage the promotion of Falcon business jets in Australasia.
Jacob started with the Dassault Aviation Group in 1987 after four years in the helicopter industry. He was then a sales director for the Latin European countries.
In 1996 he went to Brazil to open and manage a new subsidiary of Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., for the purpose of promoting, selling and supporting Falcon aircraft in Latin America.
After his successful Latin experience, Jacob went in 2006 to Asia to open a new Representative Office in Kuala Lumpur to develop sales activity in the entire Asia-Pacific region. Over the years additional offices were opened in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The KL Rep. Office has recently been turned into a fully incorporated company and, together with its sister company ExecuJet MRO, is the hub of Dassault Falcon activity in Asia and the Pacific area.
Paul is a senior partner and serves as Global Head of Aviation & Marine at Withers Worldwide. He is qualified to practice law in England, the United States (New York
and Washington State) and Canada (Ontario).
He is widely regarded as the top international private aviation attorney counselling ultra-high net worth individuals around the world on all aspects of private aviation.
He also regularly counsels such individuals in connection with the acquisition, sale or financing of other high-value private assets, ranging from superyachts to rare collector cars. In total, Paul has counselled clients on well over US$ 20 billion in such transactions, as well as on restructuring and contentious matters. In doing so, he has been the recipient of many legal and aviation industry awards – including being named
“Global Private Aviation & Yachts Lawyer of the Year” (Chambers & Partners) and “Asia Private Client Lawyer of the Year” (Law.com). He has also been interviewed by
the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Robb Report, China Daily and other business publications, and published and lectured extensively on various aspects of asset finance, principally aviation. In addition to his client work, Paul is also the Founder and Chairperson of The Hague Court of Arbitration for
Aviation that launched in July 2022.
Immediately prior to joining Withers, Paul served as the managing partner of a leading American law firm in Hong Kong and was co-chair of its global private wealth and asset finance practices.
Alex Jiao holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Economics, focused on Global Economics.
He has a strong engineering background and extensive experience in strategic business development within Asia’s business aviation sector as well as a demonstrated history of working in China’s commercial airline industry in the earlier part of his career. Most recently he served as a director at UAS an International Trip Support Company headquartered in Dubai, UAE of which Deer Jet (Beijing) Co. Ltd is the majority shareholder. Prior to UAS he was the Director of Strategy & Business Development for Deer Jet (Beijing) Co. Ltd the largest business aviation service provider in the Asia Pacific region which also includes the largest FBO network in Greater China, before being appointed CEO of Hongkong Jet. Alex has served within the HNA Group in a variety of different senior management positions for the past 15 years.
After an illustrious career in the Indian Army, flying helicopters for almost 20 years, Rohit decided to hang up his boots and moved to the world of civil aviation in 2003. He has served in numerous leadership roles within business aviation since, including as CEO and company founder.
In addition to setting up the corporate aviation department for Punj Lloyd Limited, a foremost Indian infrastructure company, and leading it for several years, Rohit served as the CEO of Indocopters Private Limited, the sales and support distributor of Airbus Helicopters (then Eurocopters) in India.
Rohit founded Arrow Aircraft in 2010, and was responsible for its vertical handling Gulfstream, HondaJet and Beechcraft sales. He’s an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and contributed to the founding of the Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) in India. Golf and reading are Rohit’s passions away from aviation.
Oren Katzen is Regional Marketing Director for Boeing Business Jets, a division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this capacity, he works with the wide variety of BBJ customers to illustrate and capture the value of BBJs in the private/business, charter, and head-of-state markets.
Prior to this position, Oren worked with airlines around the world in a number of marketing and engineering roles within the Boeing Company. These ranged from airplane safety and airplane performance engineering, to product marketing and network & fleet planning. In his career thus far, Oren has gained expertise in airplane systems, aircraft capabilities, aerospace certification, and airline operations. All with a broad geographic view and an appreciation of local particulars.
Oren earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and holds an FAA private pilot certificate.
Ing. Edwin F. Kelly is Director of Department of the Civil Aviation of Aruba. He earned his Aeronautical Engineering degree in 1993 in The Netherlands and holds a degree in Aircraft Operations Science. He has also successfully completed the module Aviation Law at the Leiden University and the module Air Transportation Science at the Technical University of Delft.
In 2005 he graduated from the Aruban Pedagogical Academy, earning his qualifications as teacher on a high school level. He subsequently obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Aruba.
Ing. Edwin F. Kelly worked at the Rijksluchtvaartdienst (Dutch CAA), prior to his tenure at the Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba, where he has worked for over 20 years.
At the DCA, he started off as an Airworthiness Inspector and then moved on to become Manager of the Airworthiness & Registration Department and later formed part of the Management Team for 18 months, subsequently being appointed as the Director.
He was also part of the start up of the foreign aircraft registration project in 1995.
Ing. Edwin F. Kelly was part of the team that succeeded in obtaining FAA Category 1 rating for Aruba in 1996 and was part of different ICAO article 83bis negotiations.
Ing. Edwin F. Kelly is also a private pilot and aircraft accident investigator.
Besides Aviation he loves big-game fishing, diving, karting and triathlon.
Nadav Kessler is Managing Director Asian Sky Group and is in charge of leading, managing and directing the company’s aircraft sales, consultancy and business development activities. Shortly after the company’s foundation in 2012, Nadav joined the company and has since taken forefront positions with developing and growing the company’s aircraft sales and consultancy capabilities, responsible for a variety of aviation transactions and consultancy projects for a diverse range of business jet and rotary clients and operations, including, corporations, financial institutions, private owners, and government entities throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
With over 20 years of experience in ground handling across the commercial aviation and business aviation sectors, Faizal Khan leads Jet Aviation’s Singapore FBO team as its Director of FBO Operations. Jet Aviation operates the largest FBO in Singapore, offering services such as transportation, fuelling, hangarage, catering, as well as passenger and crew services. Jet Aviation is also the first FBO to offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Seletar Airport in Singapore, enabling owners and operators to actively contribute to sustainable aviation in a meaningful way.
With a background in sales, business development, operations and certifications in this field, Faizal is responsible for the strategic direction and the daily operations and procedures of the business. Under his leadership, the site successfully achieved IS-BAH Stage II certification in 2020, coupled with substantial advancement in the realm of digital transformation.
Prior to joining Jet Aviation, Faizal held positions with Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS) and Swissport Singapore. He holds a Diploma in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering from Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.
Violet Kwek is a transportation financing specialist having started her transportation career as a shipping associate in 2006 with the Mergers and Acquisition team in DVB Bank Singapore and subsequently moved to its ship leasing team as an Assistant Vice President and thereafter Vice President, structuring finance and operating leases for shipowners in South-east Asia and India.
In 2010, Violet joined Standard Chartered Bank’s shipping team as an Associate Director in Hong Kong where she built their Greater China debt and leasing portfolio from scratch with clients spanning private enterprises, conglomerates to state-owned enterprises and Chinese leasing companies. She was an Executive Director when she left to join Minsheng Bank Hong Kong in 2014 where she held roles as the Deputy Head of Shipping Finance and then Deputy Head of Corporate Banking.
Violet then branched into general aviation when she joined Global Jet Capital in 2017 establishing their North Asia portfolio from the ground and leading Global Jet Capital to be voted the Best Finance House in 2018 and Best Service Provider in 2019.
Anthony heads operations at the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), where he oversees government and public affairs, organizes safety programs, and leads industry initiatives. He was instrumental in launching the AsBAA Safety Summit, Safety Week, Safety Days, the Aircrew Mental Health initiative, and Asia’s first Illegal Charter Reporting System (ICRS). In 2022, Anthony advised the Congress of the Philippines in the creation of the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB).
Anthony is a former editor-in-chief of a leading bilingual business aviation magazine covering the Asia-Pacific region, and is currently contributing editor for Aviation International News. He holds FAA pilot licenses for both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, has a background in air accident investigations, and is a graduate of the NTSB Training Center and UC Davis. Anthony is fluent in English and Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin.
Ee Pin is the Key Account Manager, APAC of Neste Asia Pacific Renewable Aviation team, based in Singapore. In her role, Ee Pin is responsible for the account management of the oil and gas sector. Prior to this, Ee Pin was the Commercial Development Manager, APAC where she is responsible for
advancing SAF adoption in the Asia Pacific region, with the primary focus in market entries, partnership management and channel developments.
Ee Pin joined Neste in January 2022 and she brings with her over 25 years of commercial and supply chain experience in the oil industry, having worked with Chevron and BP. Ee Pin began her career in aviation fuel marketing in air bp
covering Asia Pacific, and progressively moved to various leadership roles in marine lubricants sales in Asia Pacific and finished lubricants supply chain. In her aviation role, Ee Pin was responsible for developing Chevron as a major aviation fuel supplier in the APAC region across nine countries.
Ee Pin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Purdue University, USA., as well as a Certificate in Japanese Language from the Nichibei Language School in Tokyo.
During her free time, Ee Pin enjoys doing sports and spending time with family.
Willy is the Senior Aviation Business Manager in Volocopter, spearheading the establishment of Volocopter’s operations in
Singapore, spanning compliance, flight and ground operations, engineering and maintenance, training, safety, security,
quality and crisis management. Prior to this role, he was the Director for Safety, Security, Sustainability & Quality for Scoot, a
Singapore Airline Group Low-Cost Carrier; spent 4.5 years in CAAS as the Deputy Head of Flight Operations; and 23 years of
experience in the RSAF as an Experimental Test Pilot.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Flight Dynamics and Evaluation from University of Portsmouth, UK, and Master’s Degree in
Finance, from University College Dublin, Ireland.
Jason Liao is the Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of China Business Aviation Group (CBAJET). He is the pioneer and an influential leader of business aviation in Greater China. He currently serves the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) as its Chief Representative for Asia.
Liao is an aviation expert with over 40 years of experience in sales and marketing, aircraft structures and tooling design, production and subcontract management, general aviation industrial zone planning, and general aviation company development and management.
Liao is widely recognized as a leader and expert in business aviation. He held senior positions with Bombardier, Hawker Beechcraft, and Raytheon Aircraft, and is very knowledgeable about aviation culture, rules and regulations of both China and developed western markets. He has sold close to 200 business aircraft over the last 20 years. He was one of the founders of the Asian Business Aviation Association
(AsBAA) and had served as its chairman or vice-chairman for nearly 10 years.
Lance has obtained his Bachelor’s Degree aviation with a major in Air Traffic Management from the Civil Aviation University of China before starting his aviation career.
Lance owns more than 12 years’ experience working with client relations and business development in the private jet industry. He arrived at Hongkong Jet as a Client Relations Executive in 2016 and has advanced through progressively more responsible positions in client relations and business development departments over the years. He brings to Hongkong Jet diversified and rich experience in business development which will provide us a sustainable long-term growth as Director of Business Development.
Michael Long is a 17,000+ hour corporate pilot holding jet type ratings in four different jet types and has owned two aircraft charter companies in his 40+ year aviation career, including many years of experience in air ambulance flight operations based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the owner of Global Jet Partners, providing business, private aviation-related services and transactions, and is the founder of Wings of Humanity, a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity that provides aeromedical transportation for underprivileged children to and from children specialty hospitals for medical treatment they might not otherwise receive.
David Mezenen is a passionate aviation leader and a private pilot with 20 years of business
aviation experience in US, Europe and Asia. As Regional Sales Director for Airbus Corporate
Jets (ACJ), David oversees marketing, promotion and sales of ACJ unique aircraft portfolio to
UHNWI, Corporations and Governments across Asia Pacific. He is based in Singapore, the
Airbus regional headquarter for APAC.
Prior to joining Airbus in 2020, David held various managerial positions at Geneva based
Global Jet Concept, a renowned Aircraft Management/Charter Operator/Broker, across a
number of different locations including Geneva, Beijing and Hong Kong. Under his leadership,
the Swiss company became the first foreign operator to obtain and run an Air Operator
Certificate from Civil Aviation Authority of China.
As Managing Partner of JSSI Aviation Capital, Mr. Miller oversees and leads the team in growing JSSI Aviation Capital into a global market leader in customized asset-based financing alternatives in the business jet space.
Chris was the founder and CEO of Shearwater Global Capital which was a private finance company offering asset-based financing for aviation assets across the globe. Prior to Shearwater he was Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners Business Aircraft Investment (BAI) Group. The BAI Group provided capital solutions to the Business Aviation Industry; specifically, asset-based lending on a medium to large sized business aircraft.
Before entering the business world, Chris served in the United States Marine Corps, as an F/A-18 pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Aviation Safety Officer. Chris is a graduate of the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps School of Aviation Safety and currently holds a commercial pilot rating. He is an accredited “Senior Aircraft Appraiser” with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the former President of the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). Chris received a BA from Denison University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Stuart is the head of the Aviation Finance & Leasing team at Clyde & Co in the Asia Pacific region. He is based in Hong Kong, from where his international aviation practice covers both commercial aircraft and corporate jet transactions.
Stuart has acted for banks and other financiers, export credit agencies, aircraft lessors, airlines and other operators, corporates and HNWIs / UHNWIs on numerous aviation transactions over many years. He has a wide perspective of the industry sector, and acts for a wide range of aviation market participants. He has advised lenders and borrowers, lessors and lessees, sellers and purchasers, and other industry participants on their respective interests across many different types of transactions and structures.
Stuart’s international approach comes from his personal background and his extensive experience gained in international law firms. He has been based in Hong Kong for over 10 years and prior to that he practiced law in London (England) with another international law firm for the previous 10 years. Stuart’s early years of legal practice were in a law firm in Auckland (New Zealand). He has been involved in a wide variety of aviation, commercial, banking and finance, and corporate matters involving many jurisdictions across his career.
Stuart is consistently ranked or referenced in various directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal: Transport, and Who’s Who Legal: Aviation.
Ian Moore is a director of VistaJet’s UK subsidiary, serving as Chief Commercial Officer since 2010.
Mr. Moore is responsible for global market expansion, commercial negotiations, sales, marketing, customer service and product delivery. Previously, Mr. Moore worked in various roles including Vice President Strategy & Sales, Sales Manager and Strategy & Analysis Manager for NetJets Europe, from 2002 to 2008.
Mr. Moore also served as Vice President Sales & Marketing for the business jet subsidiary of TATA, Business Jets Pvt Ltd (BJETS), from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne.
Joshua Ng leads Alton Aviation Consultancy’s technology and mobility practice from his base in Singapore. Joshua has significant experience working with OEMs, operators, investors, and infrastructure players in realizing the ambitions of the sector.
Joshua has significant expertise in business strategy development, market demand forecasting, supply chain management, operational performance improvement, transaction advisory, and financial modelling. Joshua advises clients across the aviation value chain, all of whom entrust Joshua to provide accurate and insightful analysis when developing and implementing their long term business plans.
Prior to joining Alton, Joshua began his career at ST Aerospace, and later joined the New York-based consulting team of ICF, where he was a key member in the aviation and aerospace practice.
Tejaswi is experienced in all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing, including pre-delivery payment financing, export credit agency supported financing, operating and finance leasing, sale and lease backs, structured financing, portfolio acquisitions and sales, EETCs and portfolio securitisations. He has regularly acted for financiers, lessors, owners, borrowers, issuers and airlines, managers and operators.
Prior to joining Tiang & Partners, Tejaswi worked for international law firms in Sydney, New York and Singapore before moving to Hong Kong in 2016.
Tejaswi is recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific for Aviation: Finance (International Firms) in China, and is also listed as a recommended lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific for the Asset Finance (Including Aviation and Shipping Finance) category.
Tejaswi is admitted to practice in England & Wales, Hong Kong, New York (USA) and New South Wales (Australia).
Linh Nguyen is an Associate Director in the Southeast Asia Business Intelligence practice, based in Singapore. Linh has advised a diverse range of clients on potential partnerships, market entries, business conflicts and other commercial relationships and opportunities in Southeast Asia. She has also spent a remarkable amount of her time traveling across the region, especially in Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam, where she has built up an extensive network of government officials and business sources in various sectors.
Linh is also the lead analyst for Vietnam where she helps clients navigate the dynamic country that offers enormous opportunities but is very opaque and requires a detailed understanding of complex, changing political and economic environment to ensure success.
With more than 26 years of aviation experience in sales, strategy, business development and operations at Bombardier, Nilesh is responsible for business aircraft sales in Asia-Pacific and China. Through his strong work ethic, unrelenting focus on trust, relationships and customer experience, he has been leading the effort of Bombardier’s expansion and market leadership across the vast region. A consummate deal maker, Nilesh is extremely passionate about using his expertise to develop bespoke business aviation solutions for customers based on their needs and growing the industry in Asia Pacific.
Nilesh began his career with Bombardier in 1996 at Bombardier Aerospace headquarters in Montreal, then held positions of increasing responsibility within Bombardier sites in North America and Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Managing Director for South Asia, responsible for sales of Bombardier Learjet, Challenger, and Global business jets and for developing Bombardier’s presence in the region. In 2012, he was appointed to the position of Regional Vice President, Sales, for Asia-Pacific, overseeing all new aircraft sales across South Asia, North Asia and Australasia and, in May 2022, he assumed the additional responsibility for new aircraft sales in China.
He is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he received a Bachelor of Engineering degree and also completed Executive and Advanced Management Programs.
Nilesh is currently based in Singapore.
Danielle Roman is the Asia banking and finance practice group head for Mourant. She has over 19 years of experience as an aviation finance expert, with significant expertise in helping major financial institutions, lessors and investors on the financing and leasing of commercial aircraft, corporate jets and other related assets, including engines and helicopters, across a variety of structures. She is on the Advisory Board for The Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation and is a board member of Advancing Women in Aviation Roundtable (AWAR). She is also a board member of the Fund Finance Association and Women in Fund Finance. Danielle is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer by legal directories including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.
Brian Roos is Satcom Direct’s Regional Director APAC. In this role, he is responsible for managing operations across Asia Pacific, supported by teams in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Australia and Singapore, where a new office has recently been opened. Roos is focused on executing SD’s ongoing strategic developments across the region. This includes identifying new markets, adding to the customer portfolio, consolidating existing and new MRO relationships, building new partnerships, and introducing established and new SD products and services to the connectivity-hungry market as well as ensuring continued delivery of SD award winning customer support.
With some 20 years of experience in aviation, Roos has held various positions within the commercial and private sectors, including airport operations, customer service, flight operations, flight support, and charter management. Brian spent five years working with start-up operators and flight support companies in the Middle East and Africa region before joining Satcom Direct. Originally from Cape Town, Brian is also a licensed International Flight Dispatcher.
Sidhant Sharma is the Director: Commercial & Legal at 2-REG. Previous experience includes Leasing & Finance at PK AirFinance, working closely with the legal team and enhancing the country risk index for aircraft investments. As well as Asset Management and Technical Services at SGI Aviation, providing advisory services during critical repossessions, risk mitigation and induction of SGI Aviation’s key asset management portfolios.
Mr Sharma holds an Advanced Masters’ degree from Universiteit Leiden in Air & Space Law graduating cum laude with the thesis focussing on the regulatory and practical practices in aircraft de-registrations and export impacting asset value and owner’s interest.
With a background in aviation finance and the commitment to further enunciate the regulatory abilities of 2-REG, Mr Sharma possesses the ideal balance of regulatory and technical knowledge to cultivate a safe and effective product for 2-REG’s clients and its key industry stakeholders
Alex is the Sales Director, Asia Pacific for Global Jet Capital. He joined the team in 2018 as an Associate Sales Director, North Asia.
His professional journey began at PwC’s Financial Service Industry department. At PwC, he was instrumental in providing tax consulting and audits for preeminent financial agencies. His tenure at PwC provided invaluable experience that paved way for aviation financing. After PwC, Alex transitioned to Chailease Finance as a key member of the strucutre finance team. He held multiple positions in Chailease and significantly contributing to the company’s growth in the Asia Pacific region.
Alex holds a BSc in Business Admin and Accounting from the University of California, Riverside. He is currently a MBA candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Paul Tsang is Vice President Passenger Solutions – Asia Pacific at Chapman Freeborn, the global aircraft charter specialist.
With over 16 years’ industry experience, Paul graduated from the University of West London with a degree in Air Transport Management, after which he began his career at London Heathrow Airport.
Paul has since held positions in flight support, sales and business development at a variety of air charter companies in both the UK and Hong Kong, including Hongkong Jet and Air Charter Service.
At Chapman Freeborn, Paul plays a vital role in shaping and executing the passenger vertical growth strategy for the Asia Pacific region. His efforts are aimed at establishing Chapman Freeborn as the preferred choice for individuals and organisations seeking passenger aircraft capacity, whether it’s for an ad-hoc charter, program flying, or short & long-term lease.
Though formally educated in linguistics and foreign affairs, Ivan became a passionate aviator immediately after getting his first job in the industry in 2007. Initially gaining recognition as an international journalist, then app developer with the innovative JetBook, he joined ArcosJet as it formed in 2014 and has been actively involved in the company’s success ever since.
Ivan has become a successful aircraft broker in his own right, specialising in the bigger aircraft and more complicated transactions. He is a vocal supporter of making aircraft sales a more transparent and profitable industry with a clear set of best practices and standard documents. He is an avid aviator and has a helicopter PPL, to which he plans to add fixed-wing aircraft.
Aer Mobi Limited a boutique consultancy firm manages several client accounts in Asia and is a respected aviation advisory firm. Walsh has been a senior consultant since 2019. He has over 25 years’ experience in the industry having worked for the likes of Aer Lingus, ACS -Air Charter Service, Asia Jet and Hongkong Jet. He is a renowned subject matter expert in Business & General Aviation and a super connector when it comes to the Asia Pacific region. Walsh is regularly asked to assist entrepreneurs in raising seed and Series A capital, connecting relevant investors with the founders as well as working with respected HNWI’s and senior corporate leaders on their requests. He frequently addresses Government bodies/NGO’s representing business interests in APAC and advocates on behalf of the industry sharing the measures being adopted like investment into alternative Fuels for a more sustainable future. In his current assignments for his client’s he is asked for his opinion in helping business leaders formulate and execute their commercialization & strategic growth plans. He enjoys conducting market analysis and is an active referral sales agent of his clients products and services to a broad network of connections.
Denzil has more than 30 years’ experience in business and commercial aviation. He was one of the
co-founding partners of ExecuJet and was instrumental in growing this business to a highly respected
international company, managing, operating and maintaining more than 150 business jets. Key roles at
ExecuJet included Group Director of Aviation, Group Executive Director of Business Development,
Group Executive Director of Operations, and Managing Director of ExecuJet Middle East.
After moving to Asia in 2012, Denzil joined Metrojet as the Director of Flight Operations and Executive
Advisor to the CEO. In November 2014, Denzil joined Hongkong Jet as the Chief Operating Officer and
in June 2015 was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer. Hongkong Jet subsequently turned profitable,
enjoying +25% YOY growth, with the managed fleet expanding from 12 to 33 aircraft. Hongkong Jet was
awarded the prestigious IS-BAO level III safety rating in 2015. After acquiring Asia Jet in 2016, Denzil
was appointed Chairman of Asia Jet and in 2017 with the formation of Channel Island subsidiary,
Business Aviation Services Guernsey Limited (BASG), Denzil was appointed CEO of BASG.
In Jan 2019 Denzil re-joined Metrojet as the MD of Aircraft Management and Charter and despite a
recessionary market and the COVID-19 pandemic, grew the business jet fleet from 12 to 20 aircraft. In
April 2023 Denzil was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Phenix Jet Hong Kong and Cayman.
With an illustrious and distinguished career in both military and commercial aviation, Denzil’s
experience includes operational tours with the South African Air Force and senior management
appointments, including Group Commander Air Reserve Squadrons, Officer Commanding of Joint
Offensive Support Centre and 11 Squadron. Denzil was awarded the “Honoris Crux” HC medal for
outstanding deeds of bravery while in extreme danger.
Denzil has served as the Director of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa, President
of the Business Aircraft Association of South Africa and a Director of the International Business Aircraft
Council. He is presently a Board of Governor for the AsBAA and ex-chairman of the AsBAA
Hong Kong Chapter. He has previously held several Airline Transport Licenses, with TRI/TRE, grade
one flying instructor and test pilot ratings. Denzil has logged over 9,500 accident-free flight hours,
which includes experience on helicopters, Learjet, Challenger and Global Express Aircraft.
Richard is a partner based in the firms singapore office specialising in asset & structured finance, with a particular focus on the aviation industry.
Richard has a broad range of asset finance experience, with a strategic focus on the aviation finance and leasing sector, where he advises banks, investors, leasing companies, and airlines on the full range of asset finance products.
His breadth of knowledge and skills are recognised by leading legal directories and industry journals, highlighting him as a leading lawyer in the aviation sector.
With 30 years in aviation Stefan has worked in most aspects of aviation. Starting his career as a pilot in Northern Australia Stefan soon developed the taste for business ownership. In 1995 he established Northern Air Charter with one aircraft and an Air Operators Certificate growing the company year on year with the additional aircraft and remote bases. By 2005 Northern Air Charter was operating forty six aircraft with seven bases. Stefan then decided it was time to move back into his original career as a pilot and moved to Singapore as an airline pilot, being a Captain in airline operations added to Stefans aviation skillset. However the yearning for business again took over and Singapore Air Charter was born in 2010. During the pandemic Singapore Air Charter focused on large passenger repatriation charters as the demand for regular charters disappeared. Most recently Air 7 Asia came into existence with a partnership between Air 7 Asia and Air 7 LLC based in Camarillo, California. Air 7 Asia was established to project the services of Air 7 LLC in Asia.
Rocky Zhang, has been working as Vice President of
Textron China Government Affairs from Jul 2014. He is
responsible for government affairs and spearheading
Textron’s aviation business development efforts in China.
Rocky Zhang is also the Co-Chair for General Aviation & Business Aviation Committee, and Manufacturing & Airworthiness Committee of U.S. & China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) on behalf of Textron. He has been leading different GABA projects with Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the aviation industry. Rocky Zhang has been working with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and CAAC on a lot of activities including organizing and hosting the FAA Asia Pacific Airworthiness Bilateral Partnership Dialogue.
Besides the significant role in ACP, Rocky was elected by the industry as Vice Chairman of Asia Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), and leads the AsBAA China Mainland
Committee as the Chairman for business aviation development.
Before he joined Textron, Rocky has been worked in Boeing since the year of 2003. His last position in Boeing was Chief Engineer of Boeing China Service. In his more than 11
years career in Boeing, Rocky held increasing management positions within Boeing Guangzhou office and Boeing China, and has been working closely with the Chinese commercial aviation industry. Rocky has been well recognized by the industry for providing different trainings related to regulations, airworthiness, engineering management, aging aircraft, new technology, maintenance concept, best practices and other aircraft maintenance & engineering courses to over ten thousand professionals in
the industry all over Great China.
Rocky has been serving as airplane maintenance mechanic, engineer and manager in Beijing Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corporation from 1995 to 2003. With years of hands-on aircraft maintenance and engineering background, he has accumulated plenty of professional aircraft knowledge and experiences.
Rocky holds a Double E Bachelor Degree from Northwestern Polytechnic University and a Master Degree of Business Administration from Rutgers University of New Jersey, and
mechanic license from FAA.
Action Aviation, a part of the Action Group, is a global aircraft sales & acquisitions company that has undertaken a wide variety of aviation assignments including but not limited to purchasing and selling most types of business jets as well as owning and operating large cabin aircraft. Established in 2004, the company has a solid track record of sales & acquisition successes. Along its core business activity and under the leadership of its chairman, in 2019 Action Aviation founded the “One More Orbit” project which captured the Guinness World Record for “Circumnavigation of the Earth Via Both Poles” in 46 hours, 40 mins on a Gulfstream G650.
SCF Aviation Capital, part of Stonebriar Commercial Finance (SCF), is an aircraft leasing and financing platform that provides customized capital solutions to owners, operators, dealers and manufacturers of business and commercial aircraft worldwide. SCF is a privately held commercial finance company established in 2015 and based in Plano, TX. With financial backing from Security Benefit Corporation, SCF actively originates and manages a multi-billion-dollar platform of commercial loans and leases. SCF specializes in transactions for businesses in a wide variety of industries (aviation, rail, realty, marine, transportation, manufacturing, energy, etc.) across the entire credit spectrum with assets located throughout the world.
2-REG is the aircraft registry based out of the States of Guernsey. Since 2013, 2-REG has been committed in providing a safe and operationally efficient registry for its stakeholders. 2-REG is proud to share its culture of safety and operational flexibility towards its customers across the world existing of corporate and business jet owners, asset managers, financiers and leasing companies.
As of July 2023, 2-REG has registered over 950 aircraft and continues to thrive further in supporting the aviation industry. Our consistent regulations, a specific aircraft and engine register and the robust ratification of international conventions such as the Cape Town Convention, has further enhanced the trust of its customers. In addition to leading our efforts for aircraft lessors and financiers in facilitating aircraft transitions, 2-REG has a strong focus on committing towards Private Operators Certifications (POCs) and Air Operators Certifications (AOCs) for business and corporate jets owners and asset managers with various operators’ certifications issued across the world.
With the support of our proactive and dedicated registry, airworthiness, flight operations and safety oversight team, 2-REG committed in providing excellence and a timely service to all our clients.
Asian Corporate Aviation Management Pte. Ltd. or ACAM as more commonly known is the largest privately owned and operated, corporate aviation management
company in the Asia Pacific Region, providing its clients with a wide range of customer centric, bespoke services from acquisitions through to full turnkey aircraft
management solutions, basic management, aircraft maintenance support, CAMO, trip support and handling services.
Ranked amongst the top 10 Operators by fleet in Asia Pacific, the company has demonstrated continued growth since its formation in 2010 and operates a diverse
fleet including Boeing Business Jets, Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, Hawker, Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft. ACAMs Head Office is strategically located at
Seletar Airport Singapore with an additional full operations, maintenance and support base in Jakarta, Indonesia. Most recently the Company has announced its newest
office located in Dubai, U.A.E. to support its growing fleet of managed aircraft in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Founded in 2017, Amber Aviation is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau and San Marino. The company provides clients with flexible and bespoke solutions relating to aircraft management and aircraft charter. Since its establishment, Amber Aviation has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private jet operators in Asia Pacific. Shareholders of Amber Aviation include NetJets, Fung Investments, Liu's Group and Hony Capital.
With an aim to redefine the way clients travel, Amber Aviation established AmberNet, a new sub-brand, in 2022. The company’s flagship product is the AmberNet Shared Lease Program, designed for those looking for a reliable and consistant way to fly private or those seeking an alternative to aircraft ownership. For more information, please visit Amber Aviation’s website: https://www.amber-aviation.com
Boeing Business Jets, the most preferred platform for VVIPs, brings the best of commercial aviation to private air travel.
BBJ offers a range of jets, all uniquely customized for private, business or government use with an emphasis on passenger and cabin health. The robust characteristics of these airplanes make them not only the most reliable business jets in the sky, but the most versatile.
Our entry-level BBJ offers space that allows you to relax, dine, work, shower, and sleep in full-sized comfort, prepared to start fresh upon landing. BBJ widebodies offer even more capability, and bring you the first business jet that can fly you from any city to any other city nonstop, anywhere in the world.
Visit us to explore the next step in your private jet journey.
GE Aerospace is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and systems for commercial and military aircraft with a global service network to support these offerings. GE Aerospace and its joint ventures have an installed base of more than 40,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines, and the business is playing a vital role in shaping the future of flight.
Global Jet Partners, LLC is a Global player in the world market for executive, corporate and VIP aircraft as a one-stop “Total Aviation Solutions Provider”. We specialize in all business and private aviation-related services and solutions and act as transactional experts with extensive knowledge and experience in the global aviation industry. Global Jet Partners seamlessly and skillfully handles all aspects of your corporate aviation needs and acts as your transaction specialist. We provide a diverse array of aviation services and offer a distinctive personal touch, whether it involves selling your existing aircraft, buying a private jet, organizing the perfect charter flight, hiring a professional flight crew or managing new or existing aircraft — we are your trusted Global Jet Partner.
Wings of Humanity is an Arizona non-profit corporation and 501(c)3 public charity which owns and operates a fleet of private business jet aircraft that have been modified and converted for on-demand children’s air ambulance flights. Our sole purpose is to serve uninsured and disadvantaged children and to "Save Children’s Lives One Flight at a Time". There are hundreds of Children’s Specialty Hospitals around the world ready to accept children in need, but transportation is often not available. Using the experience and skills learned over a lifetime of aviation operations we intend to close that gap.
Hongkong Jet is a Hong Kong-based, world-class private jet company providing clients with the safest and the most professional business aviation services including: aircraft management, aircraft maintenance, aircraft charter and consultancy.
Hongkong Jet has achieved International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage III certification, the highest level issued by International Business Aviation Council which highlights our commitment to excellence in providing clients the best practices designed to achieve high levels of safety and professionalism in the private jet industry.
At Hongkong Jet, we offer 24/7 round-the-clock technical support with an ever-growing number of Part 145 Approvals including: China, Hong Kong, Macau, the U.S.A., Aruba, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man and San Marino. Extensive line and base maintenance capabilities highlight our ability to perform maintenance services on various aircraft types including: Gulfstream G450/ G550/ G650, Bombardier Global/ Challenger Series, ACJ, BBJ and Dassault Falcon 7X/ 8X. We maintain clients' aircrafts and keep them in top condition as if they are our own asset.
Since 1967, Jet Aviation has been crafting flight in its smoothest form. From one hangar in Basel, Switzerland, to some 50 locations worldwide. Maintenance to management, completion to charter; countless hours of expertise creating an experience so easy, it seems effortless.
Behind every effortless experience, are our people. 4,000 artisans of aviation. Whether in the air, or on the ground, arriving or departing, underneath every journey are hundreds of hands, dedicated to the details. We started as a family business, and throughout our growth we have maintained our commitment to this personalized service.
Owned by General Dynamics since 2008, we uphold the GD values of Trust, Honesty, Alignment and Transparency in everything we undertake.
More than brokers, Jetcraft is a network of global aircraft advisors, offering unmatched international reach and unrivalled local knowledge. The company’s market leading intelligence, strategic financing solutions and extensive inventory support even the most intricate of transactions. For 60 years Jetcraft has led the way, setting standards that continue to shape the industry. Today, a team of 70+ dedicated aviation specialists across 20+ offices deliver worldwide aircraft sales, acquisitions and trading at the speed of life.
For more than 30 years, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) has been the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial tools to the business aviation industry. With 6,000+ aircraft supported by maintenance programs and software platforms, JSSI leverages this wealth of data and purchasing power to drive cost savings and provide custom solutions that align to the interests of each client, regardless of make or model.
JSSI products and services include:
Maintenance Programs. Hourly Cost Maintenance Programs to stabilize maintenance budgets, maximize aircraft availability and enhance residual value.
Parts & Leasing. Experienced product line specialized team who leverages our All-OEM inventory and global vendor relationships and go beyond parts sourcing to find optimal customer solutions.
Maintenance Software. Innovative digital tools that deliver actionable maintenance intelligence to enable better maintenance decisions.
Conklin & de Decker. Impartial and accurate data to deliver full transparency into real-world aircraft operating costs and performance specifications.
Advisory Services. Objective insights and independent technical advice from a global team of technical advisors and ASA-accredited appraisers for virtually any business jet, turboprop or helicopter.
Aviation Capital. Customized asset-based finance solutions for business aviation.
Aruba is an autonomous and self-governing state of The Kingdom of the Netherlands and an overseas territory of the European Union.
Established in 1995, the Registry of Aruba was the first privately managed aircraft registration program rated Category-1 by the FAA, with regulatory framework in compliance with international standards.
Aruba is an OECD white-listed tax-efficient offshore jurisdiction with an outstanding reputation that offers flexibility and value adding services; enhanced through the introduction of the Cape Town Convention and the registration of an aircraft through the election of domicile.
Innovation continues in Aruba as we develop and grow our client services, offering the utmost qualified registration, certification, and inspection team; efficiently managing all the details involved when registering your private, corporate, and commercial aircraft.
With a dedicated and experienced staff, our management and technical personnel are available 24/7 to offer personalized and effective service to meet all operational needs from day one.
Our top priority is providing excellence in service and creating long lasting relationships with our customers. We pride ourselves in offering unrivaled boutique-appeal solutions preserving Air Safety First.
The Republic of San Marino, located on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains, is acknowledged as the world’s oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic. It occupies just 24 square miles. This makes it the third smallest state in Europe, after the Vatican and Monaco.
The San Marino Aircraft Registry is open for private, corporate and commercial air transport operations. Today - a global leader in civil aviation services, customized solutions, compliance and safety. Specialists in High-Net-Worth Individual (HNWI) aircraft registration services, with excellent levels of service, privacy and confidentiality of clientele transactions.
Safety and Service are the most important elements when choosing your aircraft registry. In July 2016, ICAO awarded our San Marino CAA with the Presidential Award for its compliance against ICAO standards and results show that we are in the Top 20 CAAs of the World.
Our daily mission and focus are to meet and surpass client expectations and to ensure their safety.
Satcom Direct (SD) is founded on a core belief of understanding the value of time and the importance of maximizing it. The company mobilizes the most cutting-edge technologies to enable connection, wherever you might be. SD’s proprietary technologies span business aviation, marine, government and telecommunications sectors, with the singular goal of leading connectivity industry standards.
Harnessing a powerful combination of tools, SD delivers consistent, reliable connectivity across the globe. Proprietary software, hardware, terrestrial infrastructure, cybersecurity solutions and award-winning customer services create tailored data services for each individual customer mission. The aim is to enhance the passenger experience, improve efficiencies and give back precious time by providing connectivity beyond all expectations.
SD World Headquarters is located in the heart of the Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, with 14 additional locations in 10 countries including UK, UAE, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, and Brazil plus a hardware development and manufacturing base in Ottawa, Canada.
For more information regarding SD, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail [email protected], or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000
TAG Aviation leads the world in providing award winning business aviation solutions across the globe. With operational bases in Europe and Asia, TAG has the exact, experience and expertise to manage, maintain and charter aircraft providing clients with an unparalleled service the world over.
The TAG objective is to provide a tailored service to each client, meeting their unique requirements and setting the global standard in business aviation with a philosophy of excellence. Our values, our global presence, our safety standards, our people and recognition across the industry are some of the elements that make our services unique.
Vista Global Holding’s (Vista) subsidiaries provide worldwide business flight services. Vista integrates a unique portfolio of companies offering asset light services to cover all key aspects of business aviation: guaranteed and on demand global flight coverage; subscription and membership solutions; and cutting-edge mobility technology. The Group’s mission is to lead the change to provide clients with the most advanced flying services at the very best value, anytime, anywhere around the world. Vista’s knowledge and understanding of all facets of the industry deliver the best end-to-end offering and technology to all business aviation clients, through its VistaJet and XO branded services and duly licensed carriers.
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) creates the world's most rewarding flying experiences by providing customers with unique expertise, the finest service, best technology and highest standards of care in corporate aviation.
All Airbus corporate jets come from the most modern aircraft family on the market. Derived from Airbus successful market-leading jetliners, ACJ customers will invariably be close to Airbus global support network and, wherever in the world they choose to fly their aircraft, they will be supported around the world, around the clock.
The ACJ family gives customers the greatest choice of wide and spacious cabins, presenting inspiring and infinite possibilities in creating unique spaces that offer the best comfort and functions. The ACJ TwoTwenty, the newcomer to the ACJ family, is offering ultimate comfort without compromising on range and economics. Reimagine your place in the sky...
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing and servicing the world's most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance and reliability. Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier employs some 13,800 people worldwide and operates engineering, aerostructure, assembly, completion and service facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico and several other countries. In Spring 2022, Bombardier designated its Wichita site as its official U.S. Headquarters – home to a growing MRO service center, the Bombardier Flight Test Center and the Defense Aircraft Division.
Bombardier’s industry-leading line of business jets allows customers and operators to efficiently meet their evolving business and travel needs. The large-cabin, long-range Global line of business jets lead the industry in performance and cabin experience. This renowned product line includes the new Global 8000 launched in May 2022 and the industry flagship Global 7500 aircraft, which redefines the business jet experience with four distinct living areas, unprecedented range, award-winning innovations including the Nuage seating collection, and pioneering environmental accountability. Bombardier’s bestselling Challenger family of business jets, including the new Challenger 3500 aircraft scheduled to enter service in late 2022, sets the industry benchmark in terms of reliability, performance, design and comfort. The Challenger 3500 is also a testament to our commitment to sustainability and embodies our latest thinking in sustainable aircraft design with advanced technologies and sustainable cabin materials. Bombardier delivered the last Learjet aircraft in spring 2022and continues to proudly service and support a global fleet of more than 2,000 aircraft.
Bombardier delivers exceptional, around-the-clock service to customers worldwide operating our in-service fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft. This expanding global customer support network includes company-owned and operated service centres strategically located across the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, UAE, Singapore, China and soon in Australia. Customer support also features a growing Mobile Response Team unit and numerous line maintenance stations.
Bombardier Defense was established in 2022 reflecting the company’s strategic expansion of the unique aircraft solutions it has been providing for decades to special mission operators for the most demanding missions, ranging from urgent humanitarian assistance, head-of-state transport to airspace calibration, infrastructure validation and battlefield and border surveillance
Bombardier is a longtime leader and steward of air safety – from its strong engagement in drafting ICAO Annex 19 Safety Management Systems standards for Design & Manufacturing to its ongoing contribution to international air safety and accident organizations, to supporting safety workshops and seminars with numerous aircraft manufacturer and business jet operator associations worldwide. Bombardier organizes and hosts the awarding winning Safety Standdown, recognized as one of the top annual safety events in civil aviation and celebrating its 26th anniversary in 2022. Additionally, Bombardier SMS systems – approved by Transport Canada – are in place at all Bombardier engineering, production, aircraft assembly and MRO service facilities globally and in 2021, Bombardier’s demonstration aircraft team was awarded Stage 3 IS-BAO certification for flight operations.
Bombardier is a longtime leader and steward of the increasingly important environment portfolio – ranging from its strong commitment to ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection and its multi-pronged engagement with key aviation manufacturer, operator and environmental associations, to its unique Eco-Design approach, innovative EcoJet aircraft program, and a growing portfolio of industry-leading Environmental Product Declarations including the Global 7500 and the Challenger 3500 awarded in May 2022. Bombardier is also highly involved in the usage, development, scalability and adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) worldwide bringing SAF refiners and suppliers closer with aircraft operators, FBOs and airports.
Today’s Falcon jets are designed and manufactured alongside Dassault Aviation’s fighter aircraft. These versatile, high-performance jets can satisfy the broadest spectrum of business flying needs, from small-airport operations to long, international flights. The Falcon family encompasses six aircraft, all positioned at the top end of the market, from the 4,000 nm / 7,400 km versatile Falcon 2000LXS to the new 7,500 nm / 13,900 km ultra-long range Falcon 10X that features the widest and tallest cabin in the industry.
With more than $5 billion invested in business aviation and a unique ABS program that has attracted over $3 billion into the sector, Global Jet Capital provides financing solutions for the business aircraft market. The Company is capitalized by world-class private investors with expertise in the global aviation industry: The Carlyle Group, FS/KKR Advisor, LLC, a partnership between FS Investments and KKR Credit, and AE Industrial Partners. The Global Jet Capital management team has served the business aircraft industry for a combined 250-plus years and has completed over 3,500 aircraft transactions. The Company has the expertise, financial strength, industry relationships and infrastructure necessary to offer a variety of flexible financing solutions at the speed the market requires. Visit www.globaljetcapital.com to learn more.
With headquarters in Hong Kong and a strong presence in China and South East Asia, Jet 8 acts as a Private Aviation family office for clients across the Asia Pacific Region. Specializing in Aircraft Acquisitions and Sales, the firm offers private jet owners truly customized, intelligence based advisory services throughout the entire lifecycle of their assets
UAS International Trip Support is an award-winning, customized trip support solutions provider serving customers globally. Offering a one-stop shop for all aviation needs including trip support, executive travel, and air charter, UAS is trusted by Heads of State, VVIPs, Fortune Global 500 companies, and business jet operators worldwide. Founded in 2000 with a vision to serve places other suppliers had never served before, UAS has been at the forefront anticipating demands and exceeding the expectations of its clients ever since. With a ground presence in more than 30 locations, its global network is constantly expanding to ensure clients receive the best supervision and quality at every destination. UAS global team members speak over 40 languages and are regional aviation experts with strong relationships with local aviation authorities to ensure customers get priority and unrivalled quality at every location. UAS also channels its expertise and experience to deliver game-changing technology solutions designed specifically for business aviation. Its overriding mission is to revolutionize the international business flight user experience. For more information, visit www.uas.aero
VOLUXIS is a well-established aircraft management and private jet charter company, holding UK and San Marino worldwide Air Operators Certificates.
Voluxis offers an industry-leading, client-first approach to aircraft management. Operating a growing fleet of high-performance private jets, the dedicated team of professionals has extensive experience in managing private jets from manufacturers such as Gulfstream, Bombardier Embraer, Dassault and Textron.
For those clients who wish to charter out their aircraft, Voluxis maximises the commercial potential of their aircraft by promoting its availability to a global audience.
4AIR is an industry pioneer offering sustainability solutions beyond just simple carbon neutrality. Its industry-first framework seeks to address climate impacts of all types and provides a simplified and verifiable path for private aviation industry participants to achieve meaningful aircraft emissions counteraction and reduction.
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AsBAA represents business and general aviation entities based in Asia and around the world. Its over 130 members include major OEMs, MROs, FBOs, operators, service providers, finance and insurance providers, and other organizations with an interest in seeing BA/GA thrive in Asia. Through AsBAA, its members obtain support with operational challenges and networking and in turn, bolster the greater advancement and development of business and general aviation in Asia. AsBAA is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
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18.00 Welcome cocktail & early registration hosted by JSSI
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TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
08.45 Registration & refreshments hosted by Vista
09.15 Welcome to Singapore Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor
09.20 Managing the Asian fleet What keep’s operators awake at night? Are supply chains improving? Managing infrastructure issues and finding staff SAF in Singapore Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor Simon Bambridge, TAG Aviation
Gary Dolski, Metrojet Denzil White, Phenix Jet Cayman Darren Broderick, ACAM Alex Jiao, Hongkong Jet Carlos Gomez, Jet Aviation
10.00 Sustainability: An OEM’s perspective Looking at the whole aircraft lifecycle How can different stakeholders affect the aircraft’s impact? Oren Katzen, Boeing Business Jets
10.20 Managing Asian risks Are the risks of doing business in China rising? What to watch in southeast Asia – Vietnam’s “burning furnace” The rise of sanctions Linh Nguyen, Control Risks
10.40 Connected maintenance Greg Norwood, GE Aerospace
11.00 Morning coffee hosted by Boeing Business Jets
11.20 SAF in Singapore Why SAF is key to the future of business aviation Mandates versus customer demand Ee Pin Lee, NESTE
11.40 Finding the value in the market What is the split between new and repeat buyers? Finding slots for Asian buyers Is the market turning? Asia versus the rest of the world Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor Nilesh Pattanayak, Bombardier David Mezenen, Airbus Corporate Jets Philip du Preez, Luxaviation
12.20 Identifying new opportunities in the Asian business aviation market Alex Jiao, Hongkong Jet
14.10 How fast is China coming back? Will fractional ownership work in China? Jets and common prosperity Moderator: Mike Walsh, PBEC Jason Liao, China Business Aviation Group Diana Chou, Dragon General Aviation Group Violet Kwek, Lendicate Group Rocky Zhang, Textron Lance Liu, Hongkong Jet
14.55 How to future-proof your investment as technology advances Brian Roos, Satcom Direct
15.15 The rise of Malaysia as a business aviation hub Business aviation versus commercial Growing Subang Airport Hariss Abdullah, Skypark FBO Malaysia
15.35 Managing the APAC parts supply chain Phil Balmer, TAG Aviation
15.55 Afternoon tea hosted by TAG Aviation
16.15 Finding the right home for your aircraft Are traditional registries becoming less interested in business jets? How to pick the right registry Moderator: Stuart Miller, Clyde & Co Sidhant Sharma, 2-Reg Edwin Kelly, DCA Aruba
Kyle James, Bermuda Aircraft Registry
16.55 Do brokers get paid enough? Why buyers don’t understand what brokers add Are brokers their own worst enemy Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor Nadav Kessler, Asian Sky Group Adrien Chazottes, Jet 8 Michael Long, Global Jet Partners Cheston Hong, Singapore Air Charter
Ivan Veretennikov, ArcosJet
17.35 I won’t see you in court The advantages of arbitration over litigation How mediation works Paul Jebely, Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation
09.20AI powered skies: The next generation of general aviation Anthony Lam, AsBAA
09.40 Opportunities for business jet finance in the region Has demand tilted to Southeast Asia versus China How can you allocate resources? Moderator: Danielle Roman, Mourant Chris Miller, JSSI Aviation Capital
Tejaswi Nimmagadda, Tiang & Partners Alex Tang, Global Jet Capital Johan Blitz, UBS
10.20 Is AAM a big opportunity for business aviation?
When will it happen?
Are new aircraft OEMs more focused on certification and production than operation Moderator: Adam Cowburn, Alton Aviation Consultancy Doug Carr, NBAA Joshua Ng, Alton Aviati Consultancy Willy Lee, Volocopter
11.00 Morning coffee hosted by Amber Aviation
11.30 The new charter market Is the post-lockdown bounce slipping? Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor Ian Moore, Vista Stefan Wood, Air 7 Asia
Brendan Toomey, Air Charter Service Paul Tsang, Chapman Freeborn
12.10 How has the Russian invasion affected business aviation Have sanctions worked? Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor Peter Coles, HFW
David Hernandez, Vedder Price Paul Jebely, Withers Worldwide Richard Williams,Watson Farley & Williams 12.50 Lunch hosted by GE Aerospace
14.15 Giving customers more choice Jeff Chiang, Amber Aviation
14.35 Reducing the carbon footprint in Asia Faizal Khan, Jet Aviation
14.45 Protecting the professional approach What makes professional indemnity stand out? Does working together really make a difference? Melanie Daglish, ITIC Co Ltd.
15.05 Understanding the ultra long range market What drives demand? How will new models – G700, G800 and Falcon 10X – change the market? What will be the most desirable models in the next few years? Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Corporate Jet Investor David Crick, Davair David Dixon, Jetcraft Rohit Kapur, JetHQ
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