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200+ Join Asian Sky Forum in Jakarta

200+ Join Asian Sky Forum in Jakarta

The second Asian Sky Forum took place in Jakarta Indonesia last week, with 210 attendees from Indonesia and the surrounding region joining two days of in-depth and thought-provoking panel discussions with industry leaders.

As well as a full conference schedule, the Asian Sky Forum included two networking drinks receptions, as well as lunch and coffee breaks throughout the day, all of which were designed to give attendees the maximum amount of time to network with their fellow attendees.

Following an opening night cocktail reception, attendees were up bright and early for the opening session of the morning which was intended to give everybody in the conference a solid grounding in the rules and regulations of operating aircraft inside, as well as too and from Indonesia. Introduced by Asian Sky Group’s owner / director and Avion Pacific’s vice chairman Jeffrey C. Lowe, the session included presentations give by Indonesia’s Directorate of Civil Aviation, as well as other local experts.

Although business aviation was the main theme of the event, there were separate sessions on Advanced Air Mobility and alternative lift solutions.

In the Advanced Air Mobility session, Avion Pacific’s Xue Yan moderated a panel that included representatives from Japan’s SkyDrive, EHang’s Indonesian distributor Prestige, the Indonesian Drone Association, and the local Directorate of Civil Aviation. The panel looked into the unique challenges that drones and EVTOLs face in the region, especially when it comes to rules and regulations.

The final session of the conference saw Jeffrey C. Lowe moderate a panel discussion that looked into different types of alterative lift available in Indonesia. With the country being made up of more than 18,000 islands, of which 600 are inhabited, Indonesia’s unique geography means that transportation, especially by air, is a vital lifeline to connect smaller islands with the essential services that their residents need. The panel, featuring speakers from Susi Air, REGENT, Ministry of Transportation, SGI Helicopters and Vela Prima Nusantara (VPN) looked at all forms of air transportation that make those connections possible, from the current turboprop and helicopter operations, right the way through to the future EVTOL and sea gliders that could fly those routes.

The alternative lift session wrapped up a highly successful two-day conference, where attendees not only learned more about Indonesia and the surrounding countries, but also networked with their peers, and it many cases, successfully gained new clients.