The success of Business Aviation Industry depends upon a country or a region’s infrastructure support.
BGA, Business and General Aviation industry completely dependent upon its supporting infrastructure.
The primary factors that affect BGA, Business and General Aviation are,
- Airport Capacity
- Fixed-base Operations
- Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facilities
FBO is the operations performed by FBO operators, they are the airport or country approved operators, to perform the aviation services to aircrafts including fueling, hanging, parking, aircraft rental, aviation maintenance (basic) etc.
MRO, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul,
MRO is the place where the aviation maintenance is done periodically, all maintenance, repair and replacement are done at this stage.
All aircrafts undergo aviation maintenance and it completes with various verification from aircraft maintenance engineers.
United States Airports
Airports in the United States of America are designed for BGA, Business and General Aviation. It supports with necessary infrastructure for all BGA activity.
There are about 2069 airports in the U.S, and its infrastructure is capable of, for every 6 aircrafts, there is one BGA airport. For every 4 aircrafts, there is one FBO, Fixed-base Operations. For every 5 aircrafts, there is one MRO facility.
Comparing the United States and the Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific region has very imbalance numbers when comparing to the United States, Asia Pacific region should have 5 times the size of U.S facilities for its huge population.
However, the whole Asia Pacific region has only 76 MROs and 61 FBOs.
U.S.A vs China,
Comparison between the United States of America and China can explain the imbalance numbers in detail.
Fleets or Aircrafts
General Aviation fleets of the United States of America – 2,03,425 aircrafts
General Aviation fleets of China – 2,595 aircrafts
General Aviation Flight hours of United States – 23,300 (in thousands)
General Aviation Flight hours of China – 765 (in thousands)
General Aviation Pilots of United States – 38,980
General Aviation Pilots of China – 2,524
Immediate actions needed for Asia Pacific Region Airports
In 20 years, the passenger traffic in Asia Pacific region will reach 1.8 billion, which is equal to rest of the world passenger traffic.
Asia Pacific region needs to take immediate actions to overcome BGA, Business and General Aviation industry requirements to meet such a huge traffic.