The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is launching a static display, industry forum, and community event in Singapore on June 14, to be held after the AsBAA Singapore Safety Day on June 10 and its annual general meeting on June 11. Called AsBAA Takes Off 2019, the one-day event will be held at the Jet Aviation facility at Seletar Airport and has received support from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and operator Changi Airport Group.
The small static display of aircraft will take place at both the hangar and ramp area of Jet Aviation’s facility at Singapore Seletar Airport during the event. AsBAA Takes Off 2019 is designed to meet the needs of local Singapore chapter members, but at the same time will also welcome sponsors and participants from the wider region. It will also be used to engage local students and universities to help develop a greater awareness of careers in business aviation.
AsBAA vice chairman and Southeast Asia chapter lead Gary Moran said the association has also gathered and submitted the community’s concerns to the CAAS about the temporary suspension of Seletar’s ILS approach following an airspace dispute between Singapore and Malaysia. The ILS was subsequently withdrawn and a GPS-based RNAV approach is in the works. Moran said that AsBAA members are “happy” with the outcome of this issue.