By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini
PETALING JAYA, June 21 — Visitors arriving at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, or Subang Airport, will be offered a free shuttle service to the Selangor Aviation Show 2022 (SAS 2022), which will be held from September 8 to 10 at the Skypark Regional Aviation Centre (Skypark RAC Subang).
State executive councillor for industry and trade Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said the service is one of the improvements planned for the air show’s second edition this year.
“For visitors who touch down at the Subang Airport, this year, we will provide direct transfer from the airport to our venue without any charge.
“Other improvements include expanding the space area to a total of 28,000 square metres from 17,000 square metres in the previous installation,” he said at a press conference after the official launch of the SAS 2022 at the Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, here today.
Also present during the launch were Selangor Deputy State Secretary (Development) and State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) director Dr Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid and Invest Selangor Bhd (Invest Selangor) chief executive officer Datuk Hasan Azhari Idris.
When asked if the state administration is optimistic about Selangor being an Asean aviation hub, Teng said that has always been the state’s goal.
“This is our vision, and what we’re doing right now, like organising the aviation show, is our mission to achieve it.”
“Without a doubt, we aspire to make Selangor a hub for both business and general aviation.,” he said.
Sapura Aero, Destini Avia Technique, Epic Aero, DJI Academy, Superb Access, BCS Aviation, Bibus Metals, Sirim, and International Aero Training Academy have confirmed their participation in SAS 2022, according to Teng.
“Many more original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are in discussions with us, and we aim to have many more this year, such as Dassault Aviation with the Falcon Business Jet and others,” he said.
Last year, the SAS 2021, which was held from November 25 to 27, recorded a total of 4,987 visitors over the three-day event.
The inaugural event also saw the participation of 43 exhibitors from seven countries, including Turkey, the United States, Brazil and France.