ACP Business Aviation Operations Safety Symposium


On June 26-27, 2019, CAAC and ACP held its annual General Aviation Operations Safety in Beijing, China. CAAC highly Judged the event as a great success—thanks in large part to the many US business aviation safety experts that joined us and the relevance of material and case studies presented. This year’s focus was on Business Aviation.

CAAC Chief Pilot Wan Xiangdong, Deputy Director General Han Guangzu led the esteemed Chinese delegation which included many ACP friends from CAAC, CAAC regional administrations, CAFUC, and representatives from 48 Chinese operators. Vice President of NBAA/ACP General Aviation Business Aviation Committee Co-Chair Dough Carr, FAA’s Senior Representative, North Asia, and ACP Co-chair Nicole Didyk-Wells along with USTDA East Asia Region Program Management Director Steve Winkates provided welcome remarks.

In addition to representatives from CAAC and FAA, expert operators, and technology providers shared their business aviation operations experience. Over 120 participants attended this one day and half Symposium.

We also were joined by representatives from numerous ACP member companies including NBAA, Gulfstream, Textron, Bell, Collins Aerospace, Honeywell, Universal Aviation, Boeing/Jeppesen and AIM.

During his opening remarks, Chief Pilot Wan Xiangdong underscored the importance and need to enhance US-China safety cooperation on general aviation and business aviation, introduced CAAC’s ongoing steps and planning in China’s business aviation regulation and operations. He also emphasized the importance and contributions made by ACP to China’s aviation development. “The symposium theme--Innovation and Technology to Enhance Safety--precisely targets our need for China’s business aviation operations safety development” opined Chief Pilot Wan.

Director Zeng said that “We are extremely impressed and will definitely benefit from the best practices sharing and CAAC FSD interactive discussion on high technology, pilot training, MRO and data optimization to improve safety. They will apply the Symposium content to improve the efficiency of Beijing Daxing International Airport; continue revising the CCAR 91; and to optimize their Flight Operation Management System by introducing new high technology.