NEWS & PRESS
May 13, 2012 Avpro, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership with Asian Sky Group, Ltd. (Geneva, Switzerland - 13 May 2012) Asian Sky Group and Avpro today announced and signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement at the 2012 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE). Asian Sky Group and Avpro are also sponsoring the Press Headquarters at EBACE, which is being held at the Geneva PALEXPO from May 14-16, 2012. "Given the rapidly diversifying demand for business aviation aircraft and services throughout China and across the Asia-Pacific region, this strategic partnership with Asian Sky Group allows Avpro to significantly increase its presence in these critical markets at this exciting time. Asian Sky Group is driven by the same fundamental principles as Avpro and provides crucial local and regional knowledge that will allow us both to be very successful in Asia" said Chris Ellis, Managing Partner of Avpro, Inc. "What also attracted Avpro to Asian Sky Group is its highly qualified and experienced management team, its coverage throughout Asia and the solid financial support Asian Sky Group enjoys from its backers SEACOR Capital and Avion Pacific". The Strategic Partnership between Asian Sky Group and Avpro will allow for cross referrals; joint marketing and promotions of both company's services and exclusive aircraft listings to clients & prospects; and the placement of employees in Asia and the US to work alongside each other. "Asian Sky Group is proud to enter into this agreement with Avpro as a Strategic Partner. Avpro's 20 years of sales experience will immediately translate into added value for our Asian clients. With Avpro as a partner Asian Sky Group will be able to provide them with the best possible opportunities in the marketplace, which along with our continued commitment to the highest level of service and professionalism, will allow us to continually meet and exceed the expectations of our clients", said Jay Shaw, Managing Director of Asian Sky Group. About Asian Sky Group Ltd. Asian Sky Group is a pan-Asian business aviation consulting group that offers an extensive range of business aviation solutions tailored to the fast-growing private aviation markets of Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Sky Group leverages the considerable investments, business development initiatives and networks of SEACOR Capital (Asia) Ltd. and Avion Pacific Ltd. With its regional team of experts and that of its strategic partners, Asian Sky Group delivers aviation solutions to clients derived from the latest in-depth industry knowledge and spanning the group's expansive geographic coverage. Asian Sky Group focuses on fixed and rotary aircraft and related aviation services. These include new or pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions; aircraft management and flight planning services; aircraft completions and refurbishments; maintenance repair and overhaul; FBO usage; financial solutions; flight crew and maintenance training; and supplemental lift and charter.About SEACOR Capital (Asia) Limited SEACOR Capital (Asia) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company (NYSE: CKH) with several aviation related subsidiaries and affiliates including the Era Group, one of the world's largest rotary transport providers; Hawker Pacific, the market leader in providing FBO and MRO facilities, modification and support services for fixed and rotary wing aircraft in China, Southeast Asia and Australia; Dart Helicopter Services, one of the world's largest rotary accessory providers; and a Million Air Franchised Fixed Base Operation in Anchorage, Alaska, in addition to various aviation equipment leasing, training and real estate development initiatives. For more information please visit www.seacorholdings.com About Avion Pacific Limited A leader in general aviation services since 1993, Avion Pacific Ltd has offices and operating bases throughout China, including Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Penglai and Zhuhai. The company's services include fixed and rotary aircraft sales and distribution; special project consulting and support; aircraft flight services; spare parts distribution; aircraft leasing and financing; and advanced rotary crew training and support. Through its Kings Aviation affiliate, Avion Pacific also offers rotary and small fixed wing aircraft management, pilot training and maintenance support, and through its Shenzhen Hua Rui Aviation Services affiliate offers Chinese import and export services for aircraft & equipment. For more information please visit www.avionpacific.com For more information about Asian Sky Group and Avpro, and their latest news and updates, please visit www.asianskygroup.com and www.avprojets.com
Performance. Integrity. Reputation.Avpro, Inc. was formed in 1991 by Don Bass, Chris Ellis and Bob Rabbitt. As Managing Partners of Avpro, they continue to be directly involved in all facets of the sales and acquisitions processes. Avpro is the largest corporate aircraft brokerage and acquisition firm worldwide averaging $1 billion in retail sales annually, typically involving more than 100 transactions per year. Avpro was one of the leaders in changing the traditional role of an aircraft broker into one whom consults and educates their clients with an information driven approach.
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