By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini
SUBANG, Nov 27 — The Selangor Aviation Show (SAS 2021) recorded 3,875 visitors as of 12 noon, today.
State executive councillor for trade and industry Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said he is confident the number will reach the 5,000 mark before the air show closes later in the evening.
“We targeted 5,000 attendees for this event and as more public visitors come in, we are confident that this target could be reached,” he said in his closing remarks for SAS 2021 at the Skypark Regional Aviation Centre, here, today.
Teng added that the inaugural event also recorded a total of 12 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed or committed in deals, between SAS 2021 participants.
“We are deeply honoured to be the host and witnessed history being made here in the show. The industry was hit hard by the pandemic and we knew it would take a while for industry players to get back up to cruising speed amidst all the headwinds.
“In view of the above achievements, we feel that there are still a lot of upsides and positives to explore within the industry.
“With the support from the business and general aviation community especially here at Subang Airport and in greater Selangor, we hope to truly realise the ambition of making Selangor the Asean Business and General Aviation Hub in the coming future,” he added.
SAS 2021 is hosted by the state government and organised by Invest Selangor Berhad. A total of 43 local and international aerospace and aviation companies from Turkey, Brazil and the United States are participating in the event, either on the tarmac or at exhibition booths at the venue.