Hong Kong | May 12, 2020– Hong Kong business aviation consulting firm, Asian Sky Group (ASG), announced today that Wu Zhendong has been appointed as the company’s new Chairman, leading all of ASG and Asian Sky Media’s business units, alongside Managing Director, Jeffrey Lowe.

“I am very pleased to be working with Jeff Lowe and the ASG team,” says Mr. Wu. “ASG supports a wide-range of clients, through its aircraft brokerage, charter sales and consulting units, as well as a large subscriber database interested in its publications and multimedia. I look forward to building on the company’s previous success, as well as developing and supporting it even further.”

Mr. Wu has 35+ years of experience in general aviation, working alongside clients in Hong Kong, mainland China and the US, through advisory and consulting services – imparting his knowledge and experience to those interested in general and business aviation. He is the Founder and Chairman of Avion Pacific, one of China’s leading general aviation service providers, which represents Sikorsky Helicopters and Cessna-Beechcraft. Additionally, Mr. Wu is the owner of AOC company, Kings Aviation, which supports and manages China-based aircraft and various ab-initio and advanced special training services for pilots.

“This is an exciting time for ASG and Asian Sky Media,” says Jeff Lowe. “I’m delighted that Mr. Wu will be joining the team. His extensive experience in general & business aviation, combined with his strong leadership and eagerness to promote our industry throughout the world, will not only have a positive impact on the team but also on the brand.”

Asian Sky Group has four business units supported by a team in Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia and Singapore. The media segment has developed into its own brand – Asian Sky Media, which is responsible for producing the industry-known Asia-Pacific Business Jet Fleet Report, Civil Helicopter Fleet Report, Asian Sky Quarterly, Business Jet Charter Report, Infrastructure Report, China General Aviation Report, and the Training School Report. Asian Sky Media also delivers a range of multimedia products, including podcasts (Asian Skycast), video presentations, webinars and infographics, which offer a unique was to stay informed on the latest data and insights on business and general aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.

East Aurora, NY | June 11, 2019–Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today with great sorrow that Kevin T. Keane, a member of its Board of Directors for nearly 50 years and Board Chairman for 45 years, passed away on June 10, 2019 in Buffalo, NY.

Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer, was appointed Chairman of the Board. He commented, “We are deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Kevin played a pivotal role in the history of Astronics, joining soon after our founding. He worked tirelessly throughout his nearly five decades to transform Astronics and left a remarkable legacy that will benefit the Company well into the future. His extraordinary leadership, vision and enthusiasm will be deeply missed.”

Mr. Keane joined the Board and began his career with Astronics in 1970, and was named the Chairman in 1974. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1974 to 2002. He was actively involved in the community, serving on several boards and volunteering his time with numerous organizations.