AsBAA Hosts Annual Student Chapter at ABACE16

27 April 2016
27 April 2016, Comments: 0

Promoting Corporate Aviation as the Career of Choice

Source: AsBAA

AsBAA, the Asian region’s non-for-profit representative trade body for business aviation hosted its annual Student Chapter Day at ABACE16. The Student Day at ABACE forms part of a wider programme of activities that fall under the AsBAA Student Chapter; AsBAA’s initiative to inspire young people and fresh graduates into a career in aviation, thereby securing the future sustainability of the industry.

The Student Day welcomed approximately 210 students from the following universities: Shanghai Aviation College, Shanghai Jiaotong University, NUAA, CAUC, HKU. The energy and fun-filled sessions sought to inform students on the diverse career opportunities within business and general aviation that exist today as well as highlight the future areas for consideration. Student Chapter lead, Ty Dubay said, “We hope to have inspired the next generation of young aviators in choosing a career in corporate aviation by working with national level universities across the region, joining their career days and hosting student focused sessions at events such as ABACE”.

The Student Chapter is currently engaged with around 12 universities in mainland China and Hong Kong, and plans to expand to Singapore and wider South East Asia in 2017. AsBAA Chairman, Charlie Mularski shared, “As we’ve heard from NBAA, key industry leaders and well informed speakers at ABACE16 opening & educational sessions and throughout this year’s show, business and general aviation is expanding, evolving, and diversifying. The work we do with students is a big part of bringing the industries growing dynamism to a wider group. If we can inspire more young people to join our wonderful industry, we can secure its future.”

The AsBAA Student Chapter schedule @ABACE16 included:
Time: Thursday 10:00-11:00
Topic: Business Aviation – A career of Choice
Speakers: Ty Dubay President Netjets China, Jane Wang Lawyer Mayer Brown JSM, Mike Walsh CEO of Asia Jet, Jenny Lau President of Sino Jet
Time: Thursday 11:00-12:00
Topic: LOOK UP – Hospitals in the Sky
Speakers: Representatives from Orbis Charity & Jean Michel Jacob, SVP Dassault Falcon
Time: Thursday 12:00 -12:30
Topic: Learning what Business Aviation employers are looking for from fresh graduates and MBA students in this current market.
Speakers: AsBAA leadership team led by Chairman Charlie Mularski, Sarah Kalmeta Operations Manager at Hong Kong Jet & Tim Yue Sales Manager at Bombardier Business JetsFor further information about AsBAA, its achievements and activities connect with AsBAA on YouTube and Twitter. And on our website

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Arthur Ma

Is a native of Lanzhou in Gansu Province. He studied statistics and English in Beijing and now works with XL China Aviation as a consultant and translator.

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