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AsBAA brings back in-person events to great acclaim
In addition to the presentations by speakers in Chengdu were panel discussions on ‘Technological Contributions to Safety’, ‘Safety Culture and Maintenance’, and ‘Cultivating a Safety Culture: Best Practices for Operations’.
AsBAA vice chairman Paul Desgrosseilliers, chairman Wu Zhendong and VP Rocky Zhang.

The AsBAA China-ACP Business Aviation Safety Day 2021 held on 8 April 2021 in Chengdu, China has been hailed as an unprecedented success with over 150 physical attendees from the business aviation industry in mainland China, as well as several dozens more who joined virtually from southeast Asia and the US. The full-day physical event featured historical China and US government keynotes from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) respectively, as well as expert presentation sessions covering key safety topics relevant to business and general aviation in China. The event was sponsored by Haite, Gulfstream, Boeing, Bell Flight and China Aviation Rescue & Emergency.

The event featured presentations from Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); Hu Zhenjiang, deputy administrator, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC); Robert Ruiz, director, Office of General Aviation Safety Assurance (GASA), FAA; and Xiong Jie, director general, Aviation Safety Office, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

The event's presentation topics included The Importance of Professionalism and Cultivating a Safety Culture, Safety Management Systems (SMS) in Business Aviation and Best Practices, Strengthening Cooperation on Investigation to Ensure General Aviation Safety, Gulfstream's Safety Innovations, Ensuring Safety on the Journey Back to Full Operations, Safety Culture Development from an OEM Perspective, Data-driven Safety Management Best Practices, Human Factors and Maintenance Safety, Effective Information Management with Advanced Technology in Safety Operations, and Ground Handling.

In addition to the presentations were panel discussions on ‘Technological Contributions to Safety’, ‘Safety Culture and Maintenance’, and ‘Cultivating a Safety Culture: Best Practices for Operations’. The event included a networking luncheon of both local Chengdu and American delicacies. Attendees also enjoyed a long-overdue opportunity to network over drinks and canapés during the separate afternoon tea break and evening cocktail party that followed.

For those who may have missed the event, all sessions were recorded and will be shared on AsBAA's online and social media platforms soon. The association has many more events on the horizon this year, and will be announcing sponsorship opportunities for them soon.

AsBAA is the host and organiser of the Asia Pacific region's leading aviation safety events for business and general aviation. Following the critical acclaim of AsBAA's inaugural Virtual Safety Summit 2020, AsBAA Malaysia Virtual Safety Forum 2021 and AsBAA China-ACP Business Aviation Safety Day 2021, the association plans to bring its landmark safety events to Singapore, the Philippines and elsewhere in the region later this year. AsBAA is proud to have hosted the NTSB in each of its safety events beginning with the Virtual Safety Summit 2020, while having also hosted Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Malaysia's Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia and the Civil Aviation Administration of China in their respective AsBAA safety events.

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