S’gor aims for RM700mil investments from second aviation show

(From left) Selangor Deputy State Secretary (Development) and State Economic Planning Unit director Dr Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid, Teng and Hasan Azhari launching SAS2022.

SELANGOR Aviation Show 2022 (SAS2022), the only business aviation show in the region, is welcoming industry players for the second year this September.

Hosted by Invest Selangor Bhd with its dedicated aerospace division Selangor Darul Ehsan Aerospace Industry Coordination Office S-DAICO, it will be held from Sept 8 to 10.

It aims to get RM700mil worth of business transactions with the participation of both local and international players.

Over 8,000 domestic and foreign visitors are expected to attend the show at Skypark Regional Aviation Centre, which is also known as Skypark RAC Subang.

The show anticipates about 70 booths of exhibitors across 28,000sq m of floor space.

Some 30 static displays of aircraft and helicopters, including luxury private jets, are expected to be displayed on the tarmac areas within the Skypark RAC area.

Selangor industry and trade committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim, who launched the event yesterday, said last year’s show received about RM100mil in business transactions despite the closure of most international events due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Participants expected this year were from the United States, South Korea, Japan and some European countries, he added.

Teng said Matrade had endorsed SAS2022, so participants would be able to enjoy the Market Development Grant incentive.

“We are also discussing other potential governmental agencies incentives, which we feel will benefit the players and the entire ecosystem surrounding the aviation industry,” he said.

He added that Sapura Aero, Destini Avia Technique, Epic Aero, DJI Academy, Superb Access, BCS Aviation, Bibus Metals, Sirim and International Aero Training Academy were on board.

The aviation show, he said, would be a platform for industry experts to meet and do business matching, adding that the public could also benefit the same way.

“SAS2022 will be a great educational platform for technology experts, business sectors and students.

“We promoted our show at the European Business Aviation Conference and Expo (EBACE) in Geneva last month, and we hope to have many more participants this year, such as Dassault Aviation with the Falcon Business jet and others,” he said.

Aviation-related associations have offered to participate and educate the visitors to SAS2022 in their area of expertise through technical and industry talk sessions and forums at the three-day event.

Among the forum hosts and topics included Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA - Malaysia Chapter) on aviation safety, Women in Aviation Asia (WiAA) who will conduct career talks for future aviators, and talks by Malaysia Sports Aviation Federation (MSAF), added Teng.

Invest Selangor chief executive officer Datuk Hasan Azhari Idris said apart from the exposition and static displays, there would be business networking sessions for participating exhibitors with potential trade visitors and partners, product presentation sessions, seminars as well as training and career path sessions with aviation tertiary students.

“Networking receptions are also planned to maximise the exhibitors’ participation,” he said.

For details, visit www.selangoraviationshow.com

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