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An Interview with Ma Yin

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An Interview with Ma Yin
Ma Yin
Ma Yin
Executive Director and General Manager Capital Airports Holding Business Aviation Management Co. Ltd (CBM)

Mr. Ma joined CJET in 2015 having previously worked for Beijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd and the Construction Office of Beijing Daxing International Airport. An aviation expert with over 20 years of relative civil aviation management experience, Mr. Ma also has extensive experience when it comes to airport and business jet operation management.

Funded and established by Capital Airports Holdings Limited (CAH) in November 2019, CBM is in charge of FBO operations at Beijing’s Daxing Airport which is scheduled to begin operations in early 2022. Mr. Ma serves as its Executive Director and General Manager.

During his tenure at CJET, Mr. Ma has been devoted to aligning efforts with world-class FBOs, thus further expanding the company’s impact on the international business aviation industry. In 2019, CJET attained IS-BAH approval and was evaluated as “the most improved FBO” by AIN.

What are the advantages of Daxing Airport?

Situated at the center of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Daxing Airport has built a “five vertical and two horizontal” transportation network. This integrated communication hub linking Beijing’s central district with Xiong’an new district can effectively promote a link for the coordinated development within the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region.

The FBO base in Daxing has an independent apron of 110,000 m2 , which can accommodate up to 85 aircraft. This area is also equipped with five (5) hangars and one (1) maintenance hangar allowing us to provide strong support for customers that require long-term parking and maintenance.

The brand new business jet building has a construction area of about 11,000 m2 , with a commercial area of about 3,000 m2 , that has been designed to provide a comfortable customer experience.

In addition, Daxing Airport has fewer limitations for aircraft landing and departing, so operators and end-users can enjoy effective and accessible service.

What are the unique design features of the FBO base and terminal building in Daxing Airport?

The whole FBO base design adopts a simple and spacious philosophy. With high regard for the localized and environmental-friendly concepts, we seek to pursue a green and energy-efficient design in the whole building process.

Featuring regional characteristics, the FBO base building is enhanced with ecological, cultural, and intelligent elements in its culture galleria, business zone, theme lounge, and central courtyards.

The concept behind the design of the Terminal is to achieve “two kinds of separation”, which means it has separated international travelers from domestic travelers as well as passengers from crews. Setting up special passages for international passengers means that going through customs is clearer and more convenient. Airport staff are required to be separated to speed up inspections for a better customer experience. All in all, these two separations can improve the level of service and utilization of resources.

What is the future arrangement of ‘CBM’ at Daxing and Capital Airport?

In business aviation, “Dual Airports in One City” means that one city has two civil airports available to business aircraft, shouldering the transportation business within the city or region. Compared to one airport, “Dual Airports” with coordinated and integrated management can achieve an effective operation by implementing the right mix of intensive systems, integrated management, and modular operation. This can meet the needs of business aviation development.

In recent years, with urban development and government construction planning adjustments, followed by the progressive improvement of Daxing Airport’s supporting facilities, the air-ground network has become more important, which will advance mutual development among the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Furthermore, it can promote the construction of the ‘dual-hubs’ international commercial gateway.

Presently, Beijing’s “Dual Airports” can satisfy the needs of customers with different flexibilities. We are also prepared to establish the i-Jet system to serve the two airports. The system is more conducive to the management and control of the “Dual Airports” sector.

What is your view on the future development of Business Aviation in China and Beijing?

I am positive regarding the future development of Chinese business aviation. Firstly, the rapid improvement of China’s overall national strength, as well as its widely acknowledged economic environment and development will provide the impetus for comprehensive development of the business aviation industry. Additionally, many policies that have been implemented by the Chinese government may positively affect the industry’s development.

With the advent of the “Dual Airports” operating model, the development of business aviation in Beijing has seen a major shift. Notable progress will be made in its operating resources, environment, and service quality to provide an all-new experience for our customers both in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide. During these two years with the pandemic, the number of domestic business flights has remained relatively stable, indicating that charter flights as a more effective and safer way to travel, have attained greater market recognition. We believe this trend will continuously expand in the post-COVID era and Beijing will be busiest airport city around the world following the comeback of international flights.

What is CBM’s plan for the next few years?

CBM is a wholly-owned CAH (Capital Airports Holdings Limited) subsidiary, bearing the main responsibility of managing the resources for business jet ground handling. CBM should firstly lead the way in managing the two airports in Beijing and gradually integrate the ground handling resources within CAH. At the same time, we should work to implement the application of a standardized service system in all airports and further create a business model that can be up-scaled or replicated. We will spare no efforts to build CBM as a first-class domestic and internationally renowned FBO brand.

Capital Airports Holding Business Aviation Management Co. Ltd (CBM) Capital Airports Holding Business Aviation Management Co. Ltd (CBM)

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