By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini
SHAH ALAM, Sept 5 — Some 9,000 people have registered to attend the Selangor Aviation Show 2022 (SAS 2022) as of today, exceeding the initial target of 8,000.
State executive councillor for investment, industry and trade Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said with two more days left before the opening ceremony, the state government estimated that the total number of visitors could reach over 10,000 people.
“Nine countries, Singapore, Brazil, France, the United States, the Czech Republic and Switzerland, have confirmed their attendance at the air show’s second edition.
“The three-day event is expected to generate a transaction value of RM700 million compared to the RM100 million recorded last year,” he said during the SAS 2022 media site recce event at the SkyPark Regional Aviation Centre (Skypark RAC), Subang, today.
Themed “The One and Only Business Aviation Show in the Region”, SAS 2022 will be held from September 8 to 10 with 58 local and international companies participating in the event.
Hosted by the state government and organised by Invest Selangor Bhd, the event will serve as a networking opportunity for the aerospace industry players, particularly those in business and general aviatio.
Teng said in last year’s edition, the air show was a success despite huge challenges faced by the organiser, which includes the closure of the country’s border.
“However, the inaugural event has attracted industry players to explore the prospects within the sector during the air show.
“For companies who joined last year, most of them are returning for the second edition and on top of that, they have also encouraged new players to take part in SAS 2022,” he said.
Meanwhile, Teng said that the state administration has aimed to expand the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Subang Airport) into a business and general aviation hub.
“As of now, we already have two big names in the industry, namely Dassault Aviation S.A. (Dassault) and Dviation Group, which have set up their operations in Subang Airport.
“As for Dassault, they have chosen the airport as their hub of activities in the Asia Pacific region. This means all aircrafts made by Dassault within this region will be sent to the Subang Airport for maintenance and repair works.
“Therefore, the air show is part of the state government’s efforts in letting international players in the aviation sector know that there is a new hub being developed for business and general aviation,” he added.