By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini
SHAH ALAM, Nov 27 — As the Selangor Aviation Show (SAS) 2021 comes to a close today, the state administration is already planning to host a more prominent and bolder event in 2022 with the increased allocation approved for the coming year, says Dato’ Teng Chang Khim.
The state executive councillor for trade and investment said the allocation of RM5 million for SAS 2022, which sees an extra RM3 million, would help plan a larger-scale event.
He said the second edition of SAS 2022 is slated to be held from September 8 to 11, 2022, in Subang.
“The aviation show will certainly become a staple event within the state’s aerospace industry.
“This is our first aviation show, and we have had many challenges in bringing this event live and in-person, primarily due to the pandemic restrictions. However, we are very much encouraged by your support and feedback during the three-day event,” said Teng in his speech during today’s closing ceremony at the SkyPark Regional Aviation Centre in Subang.
Teng added that the state administration had not put high expectations on its maiden air show, yet the event became a success.
“I am proud to say that by and large, we have been able to do all these within the safe confines of this SAS2021 venue.
“We thank every one of you who have played your roles in keeping to the standard operating procedures as well as the safety guidelines and protocols.”
Themed ‘Selangor, the Asean Business and General Aviation Hub’, SAS 2021, which kicked off on Thursday (November 25), is hosted by the Selangor government through Invest Selangor Berhad.
The programme is also supported by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) and the Selangor Darul Ehsan Aerospace Industry Coordination Office (S-Daico).