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.”