Spring 2019

issue 45

Expansion is the name of the game across the Asia-Pacific region, at least that’s the message from ASM, Bombardier, DGA, Flying Colours Corp, Gulfstream and Jet Aviation in this issue of Executive and VIP Aviation International, which suggests it must be true. That’s great news for business aviation users and suppliers in China and beyond, but also for the worldwide community, since business aviation is a true global enabler.

Bombardier and Gulfstream have demonstrated the ability of business aviation to span the world, both OEMs recently completing extraordinary record-breaking flights from Singapore to the US. Meanwhile, they are expanding their APAC service offerings, a theme common to several contributors this issue.

Diana Chou, founder and chairman of DGA, and a veteran of China’s business aviation community, perhaps says it best. “I’ve been involved in the region’s business aviation for 20 years, watching it grow from two aircraft to more than 600… We’ve a long road still ahead, but as an industry we’re making headway.”

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Take A Peek

Featured in this issue

  • All We Do Is Aviation…

    Sergio Aguirre, President Gogo Business Aviation It’s always useful to read a little company background before interviewing an industry executive. That’s why I was exploring the Gogo Business A...

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  • A Legacy of Luxury

    Based in San Antonio, Texas and established only in 2012, AERIA Luxury Interiors is a specialist in large aircraft VVIP completions for high-net worth and head of state customers. It’s demanding wor...

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  • Advantage AVIAÂ

    Striding through the hotel lobby for our 0630 meeting, AVIAÂ CEO Gillian Hayes brims with her usual enthusiasm for the company and its customers, despite the hour. A prosopagnostic’s dream in her s...

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  • Flying Colours Singapore • Paul Dunford

    Growing Success in Singapore In just four years, Flying Colours has grown its Singapore business from fixing scratches and removing stains, to full cabin refurbishment. With co-located Bombardier e...

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  • Dragon General Aviation Group • Diana Chou

    Dragon Tales A veteran of business aviation in China, Diana Chou sits at the head of the Dragon General Aviation Group she created. An active, influential founder and continuing member of the Asian...

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  • Gulfstream • G650ER Record & Expanding Customer Support

    Improving Service & Shrinking the World Gulfstream has improved its service offering in Europe and Asia, and added to its senior leadership team in Savannah. Meanwhile, the flagship G650ER has ...

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  • Global Reach, Learjet Legend

    With the Global 5500 and 6500 nearing the end of their test campaign ready for first delivery later in 2019, it would seem entirely reasonable for Bombardier’s focus to be on perfecting the latest j...

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  • Connected Experience

    Connectivity providers know that it is the quality of the service they deliver that counts, rarely the method of delivery. Yet connectivity remains shrouded in a level of technological mystery, relyin...

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  • Joe Reckling • Jet Aviation

    Jet Aviation’s acquisition of Hawker Pacific’s Asia-Pacific FBO and MRO network marked a major expansion for the General Dynamics company. Joe Reckling has been appointed SVP Regional Operations, ...

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  • From Dubai to the World

    In 1998, Vito Gomes established Aviation Services Management (ASM), a bespoke flight support company specialising in business aviation. Two decades on, the Dubai-based enterprise is recognised globall...

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