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ASBAA HONG KONG CHAPTER SUCCESSFULLY LOBBIES FOR ADDITIONAL SLOTS AT HKIA
2018-08-14   Source:World Aviation News   Author:Tatjana Obrazcova   Views:927   


AsBAA first formed a slot co-ordination quarterly meeting in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department and Hong Kong Airport Authority authorities in 2016. We did this to give our members and industry stakeholders a voice to engage with the regulators and Airport Authorities. We are encouraged to announce the following breakthrough which has been announced by HKCAD and the Slot Coordination office:
The number of slots available for GA/BA operations between 1600-2059UTC will increase from 4 slots daily to 6 slots daily.

These 6 slots will be made available to all aircraft types that are not currently exempted from the Noise Quota Count Pilot Scheme.  This expands the current list of aircraft types given in the "Notice from Hong Kong Schedule Coordination Office regarding Night and Ad-hoc Slots" issued on 13 Sep 2017 ("The Notice") and is inclusive of the 4 daily slots currently available for the same hours of operation as given in The Notice.

The application procedure for these 6 slots will be the same as that for the 4 daily slots currently available as given in The Notice through the “Ask me” function on the OCS software.  

The above are provided on a trial and temporary basis and are subject to continuous review jointly by AAHK and HKSCO.  The procedures will be effective from 0000UTC on 8 August 2018 until 2359UTC on 7 October 2018.

In the meantime, we are working with the Airport Authority HK (AAHK) in making this exemption a permanent solution for the Business Aviation community beyond the current temporary 7 October 2018 end date.   

“We are delighted to receive this much-welcomed news from the HKCAD and HKAA. Pushing for our fair share of slots has been a key priority for AsBAA since the lobbying efforts began in 2016. We believe in working with the authorities to find innovative solutions that allow business aviation to grow. It has been evidenced that business aviation is an economic driver, job creator, efficiency tool and magnet for investment into Hong Kong.


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