NBAA Presents 'Innovation' Award to Chinese Aviation Leader at EBACE2016

May 24, 2016
Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) President Jing Yi Ming was presented with an Innovation Award honoring SAA's leadership and commitment in co-hosting the annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE),

Geneva, Switzerland May 24, 2016 – Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today presented Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) President Jing Yi Ming with an Innovation Award honoring SAA's leadership and commitment in co-hosting the annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), which has taken place in Shanghai, China since 2012.

The award was presented during the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2016), taking place May 24 to 26 at the Palexpo center and Geneva International Airport in Geneva, Switzerland.

"Mr. Jing is a champion for ABACE, and a tireless advocate for the industry in China and across Asia,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “The success and significance of ABACE simply would not have been possible without strong support from Mr. Jing and the SAA.”

As an example, Bolen noted that, with the SAA’s support, ABACE has featured a variety of fixed-wing androtor aircraft in the show’s aircraft display at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

The 2016 event, which took place April 12 to 14, showcased the largest-ever footprint for the show’s exhibit floor, upon which 40 percent of the 165 exhibiting companies were based in the region. ABACE2016 attracted attendees from more than 50 countries. The static display, with 30 aircraft, was more diverse than ever this year, featuring the full spectrum of general aviation aircraft. Read more about ABACE2016.

Held annually in Geneva, Switzerland, EBACE is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. EBACE brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate aviation department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation.

Jointly hosted by NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), EBACE serves as Europe’s premier showcase for business aviation, while also providing an important venue to continue the vital dialogue between regulatory authorities, business leaders and other stakeholders.

EBACE2016 features about 60 business aircraft on static display. In addition, the convention draws a variety of manufacturers, aircraft completion specialists, sales and financing professionals and service and maintenance providers.

In addition to serving as a key industry trade event, EBACE2016 includes a full roster of education sessions that address the latest topics of concern to business aircraft operators, including discussions about initiatives to reduce the industry's global carbon emissions, and the use of satellite-based technologies to make business aviation safer and more efficient.

Learn more about EBACE2016.