ASA Participates in 2012 AP&M Expo

ASA and six of its members shared a pavilion at the 2012 AP&M Expo in London.  This trade show is a popular airline purchasing conference that is held each year in London.  Many European and Middle-Eastern air carriers attend, as well as maintenance organizations, parts distributors and others servicing the European and Middle-Eastern air carrier community.

Today was the first day of the two-day show, and it was well attended.  Each of the ASA members seemed to keep busy for the entire day talking to customers and potential business partners. ASA was able to answer quite a number of burning questions for members and other attendees who were at the show, and it also provided us with an opportunity to discuss issues like accreditation.

The ASA participating members were:

  • A.J. Levin Company
  • Aero Instruments & Avionics
  • Aircraft Inventory Management & Services
  • Global Aviation
  • International Aircraft Associates
  • Magnum AirDynamics

Each of the participating members enjoyed its own space in the pavilion, as well as access to the segregated meeting space.  The pavilion experience allowed members to have a presence on the show floor at an advantageous rate, in a large space that was attractive to conference-goers, without incurring many of the normal burdens of conference exhibition (like purchase of exhibit booth furniture and display materials, cost of shipping such furniture and display materials, etc.).

Tomorrow, during the second day of the show, ASA will speak at 12:50 in a “Meet the Experts” session.  ASA General Counsel Jason Dickstein will speak about the EASA proposed regulation and guidance material that endorses distributor accreditation.

This year’s experience was so positive for the ASA members who participated, that ASA has already booked pavilion space for next year and in fact has already received firm commitments from several members to participate again.  The 2013 pavilion space will sell-out fast – ASA members interested in participating should contact Stephanie Brown.


About Jason Dickstein
Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. He represents several aviation trade associations, including the Aviation Suppliers Association, the Aircraft Electronics Association, the Air Carrier Purchasing Conference, and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association. He also represents private clients drawn from the spectrum of the aviation industry.

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