ASM Ups India Support Ops

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Dubai-based Aviation Services Management (ASM, Stand 884), which specializes in support for operations in Africa, Asia and South America, is expanding its presence in India and its focus on China, the company’s commercial manager, Valdo Gomes, said here at MEBAA.

ASM currently has Indian offices in Goa, Delhi and Mumbai. “We have staff in those three locations, but we want to add more,” said Gomes. “We feel there’s a huge potential for growth.” The company has a number of clients based in India, as well as “foreign companies that fly in for business reasons.”

In addition to its flight and ground handling services, ASM can offer clients inexpensive fuel at many locations, as it also handles fueling for airlines. “Our volume is huge, and prices are good,” Gomes said. “That will benefit a lot of business jet operations anywhere in the world.”

Founded in 1998, ASM’s support services include flight planning, overflight permits, landing clearances, ground handling, visa arrangements, and security services, and it also provides charter brokerage and aircraft management services.