G650 cleared for night slots at Hong Kong Airport, thanks to AsBAA
The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) has cleared the G650 for night slots landing. The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) had lobbied for this change arguing that the aircraft is quieter than most commercial airlines.
“We appreciate AsBAA’s efforts to advocate for the business aviation industry, thereby ensuring operators are able to fully leverage all of business aviation’s strategic benefits, including the flexibility to fly when and where operators want,” said Heidi Fedak, Director, Corporate Communications Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. “The willingness of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department to open night slots for the G650 recognizes the tremendous advances we’ve made to ensure this aircraft is one of the quietest in operation today. We’re grateful we can offer Gulfstream operators this additional capability.”
Hong Kong Airport will also now allow seven business jets to land between 2300 and 0700, up from five.
AsBAA Chairman, Charlie Mularski said, “Through AsBAA, we work with the leadership in all governments in the region to lobby for the local operators and business aviation community so that we can work towards alignment of the strategies and goals for each country to better enable the growth of business aviation in the region. This recent announcement from HKCAD to add the Gulfstream 650 to the exempted list for night flights is a very encouraging move forward, and indicative of the spirit of cooperation that exists between AsBAA – on behalf of its members – and local government bodies. Supporting the infrastructure and regulations required to allow business aviation to flourish will assist in ensuring the continued economic growth in our region”.