NBAA President & CEO Ed Bolen on COVID-19, the importance & growth of business aviation in Asia, ABACE, and the value & advocacy role of international associations like AsBAA

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ASG’s Jeffrey Lowe talks to renown business aviation advocate National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President & CEO, Ed Bolen, who delivers a not to be missed masterclass on the support the NBAA is offering to members during Covid-19, how US lawmakers have been receptive to the industry and how to promote it in Asia, the Chinese Government’s forward thinking on general aviation & its value, ABACE 2021, AsBAA and the importance, growing impact & future of business aviation in Asia.

Main Content

(00:35)

How long has it been?

(01:15)

The first ABACE show in 2005 and the remarkable transformation of business aviation in Asia since then

(02:24)

The early days of ABACE, typhoons and a long list of firsts

(05:00)

What the NBAA is doing for the US business aviation industry during Covid-19

(07:19)

Similar roles for sister association AsBAA

(07:50)

How you disinfect an aircraft

(09:47)

How the NBAA delivers its message to members, what’s available & being proactive

(11:35)

The ‘unknowns’ related to Covid-19 and the challenges – got to be nimble

(14:00)

How lawmakers in the US have been receptive to the industry

(15:02)

The push for general aviation by the forward thinking Chinese Central Government

(16:30)

The Central Government’s & AsBAA’s leading role in encouraging & promoting general aviation to students in China

(18:31)

How to advocate for government support for business aviation support – the bare necessities

(19:03)

Jobs, jobs, jobs

(20:00)

Economic development

(20:35)

Natural disasters & national emergencies

(22:27)

Utility, importance & the good of our industry

(23:30)

Promoting business aviation in Asia, the role of AsBAA and seeing business jets as a business tool

(24:08)

The importance of showcasing at the shows

(24:24)

Business tool benefits of business aviation

(25:33)

The upcoming October 6th - 8th NBAA show scheduled in Orlando, Florida – a celebration of business aviation and life

(27:15)

EBACE, ABACE, and LABACE in 2021

(27:55)

ABACE 2021 another milestone and Asia’s evolution & growing impact on global business aviation

(30:27)

IADA, transparency, ethics guidelines and accountability in aircraft transactions & business conduct

(32:00)

Walk the talk

(32:38)

Standardized docs & different ways

(33:40)

The future of business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region & working w AsBAA

(35:37)

The value of the NBAA and international associations to Asia members

(38:18)

AsBAA’s value, advocacy, need for more voices & becoming a member

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