Asian Aerospace 2011 Congress To Focuses On China’s Growing Influence On The Global Air Transport Industry


February 14, 2011 — Set against continuing strong growth across the region, more than 400 business leaders from the world’s aerospace, airline, airport, aircraft leasing and financial community have already registered to attend the Asian Aerospace 2011 Congress, which will focus on China’s increasing influence on the global air transport industry. The event is an integral part of the region’s leading commercial aviation exhibition, which takes place in Hong Kong 8th-10th March 2011.

The three-day event will explore vision and strategies with the following themes: Challenges and benefits of the aerospace growth curve in Asia, which will tackle how China’s blueprint of aviation infrastructure will shape up over the next decade, together with how market-led funding opportunities can support aerospace development as the Chinese-built C919 regional jet edges closer to its in-service target date of 2016. How China’s operating lessors are making their presence felt in the global market will be addressed by some of the industry’s leading industry financial figures.

Visionary infrastructure strategies to keep growth on track, where India for example is going to need about 400 airports and 3,000 passenger aircraft over the next decade, will be addressed, with a focus on how the airlines are preparing for competitive pressures of the upturn. Delegates will hear from leaders of low cost carriers and how they believe the market is shaping up for short haul operations, together with what the EU’s emission scheme means for Asian carriers.

Afternoon debates will give speakers and delegates the opportunity to examine and discuss in detail some of the critical issues facing civil aviation in the region. Subjects to be covered include financing strategies underpinning growth and how China’s maintenance specialists are engineering a regional MRO powerhouse. Optimising airspace for maximum efficiency and capacity and advanced materials and emerging technologies that will shape the future of aviation manufacturing will be addressed. The essentials for leveraging maximum value from next-generation cabins with a look at new technologies, on board WiFi and how mobile services will boast ancillary revenue.

“Following a very successful event in 2009, this year’s Congress will be held over three full days, structured to enable delegates and speakers ample opportunity to swiftly move between conferences, the exhibition and other activities taking place at Asian Aerospace, with plenty of time for networking and business discussions,” said Brian Thomas, VP Aerospace, Reed Exhibitions – Hong Kong.

An impressive array of speakers has been assembled with a wealth of expertise and experience. Tony Tyler, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific, who takes over as the next IATA Director General in March will give the Congress keynote speech at 11.30 on March 8th.

Moderated by Flightglobal Strategy Director Kevin O’Toole, the full line up of speakers is as follows:

Chye Kiat Ang, Executive Vice President, Aircraft Maintenance & Modification, ST Aerospace
Robert Anton, Senior Vice President, Component Services, Air France Industries
Brian Bagstad, Senior Air Traffic Organisation Representative to the Asia Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration
Daniel Baron, Managing Director, LIFT Strategic Design
Al Bryant, Vice President, Boeing Research & Technology China
Christopher Chao, Professor and Associate Head, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Stuart Dunleavy, Vice President of Marketing & Customer Proposition, Thales
Song Fu, Deputy Dean, School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University
Andrew Herdman, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
Geoff Hounsell, Assistant Director ATM, SO&I, Asia Pacific, International Air Transport Association
Kwang-Yong Kim, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University
Louis LAI Tak Chuen, General Manager Planning & Production Control, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company
Johnny Lau, Managing Director, Global Head – Aviation Finance, ICBC Leasing
Norman Lo, Director General, Civil Aviation Department, Hong Kong
Olivier Longeville, Vice President Product Strategy and Market, Snecma-Safran Group
Moe Tchun Lum, Senior Vice President and Head of Singapore Dollar Fixed Income Origination, Treasury and Markets Division, DBS Bank
Paul Marks, CEO, Argosy International Inc.
Robert Martin, Managing Director and CEO, BOC Aviation
Anup Mysoor, Managing Director, Citigroup Aviation Investment Banking
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO, AirAsia X
Richard Parker, Director of Research & Technology, Rolls Royce
Simon Powell, Head of Sustainable Research, CLSA
Noppadol Pringvanich, Engineering Manager, AeroThai
Timothy Ross, Executive Director, UBS Investment Bank
Prof. Wei Shyy, Provost & Chairman, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
John Swift, Transport Solutions Director, NATS
Changhong Wang, Professor of Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology
Mark Watson, Head of Environment, Cathay Pacific
Ronald Wong, Senior Electronics Engineer, Air Traffic Engineering and Standards Division, Civil Aviation Department Hong Kong
Zhu Xiao, Executive Director Sales & Supply, Ameco Beijing
Xin Zhang, Airbus Professor of Aircraft Engineering, Airbus Noise Technology Centre, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton

New Aviation Awards Asia

Asian Aviation Magazine and Reed Exhibitions, organisers of Asian Aerospace 2011, have joined forces to launch the inaugural Aviation Awards Asia. Winners to be announced at a gala lunch to be held on 9th March.

This truly Asia-focused event will recognise outstanding achievements in the Asian commercial aviation industry. The goal is to raise the profile of the key players in the market, rewarding innovation, excellence, professionalism and best business practices.

The Awards will be presented in five categories: Full-Service Airline; Low-Cost Carrier; Business Aviation; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul and Technology & Environment. Entrants have been judged by a panel of industry experts taking into account a range of factors, including impact on business performance, originality, effect on operational safety, customer service and contribution to aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Members of the Awards judging panel are as follows:

Edward M.Bolen – President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association
Martin Craigs – President, Aerospace Forum Asia
David Forsyth – Chairman, Air Services Australia
Peter Harbison – Executive Chairman, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation
Andrew Herdman – Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines
V K Mathews – Chairman and CEO, IBS Group

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One Response to “Asian Aerospace 2011 Congress To Focuses On China’s Growing Influence On The Global Air Transport Industry”
  1. Things used to be like that, unfortunately different elements made sure they wouldnt stay that way. Congrats on the article 😉

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