Metrojet Ltd., a leading provider of business aircraft services in Asia, today outlined further Asia expansion plans at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) 2014 in Shanghai, as it continues to grow its operational presence and world-class business aviation services in the region.
Following the announcement of Metrojet forming a joint venture with Hanxing Zhuhai General Aviation Co. Ltd. at ABACE last year, Metrojet Hanxing Zhuhai announced it was formally awarded a full business licence in February 2014. The company also announced the appointment of Mr. Davis He to be in-charged of its Metrojet Hanxing Zhuhai Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Zhuhai, China.
Mr. He is a licensed engineer with FAA and CAAC certification and over 17 years of commercial and business aviation experience including maintaining Boeing and Airbus aircraft. He has considerable experience in safety and quality assurance management and has worked on Gulfstream, Bombardier, Hawker and Airbus business aircraft.
Metrojet has also announced its intention to build an additional 10,000 sq. meter hanger in India as a further commitment to the growing marketplace.
“Metrojet has continued to expand our Hong Kong presence into a truly regional operation over the last few years,” explained Mr. Björn Näf, Chief Executive Officer of Metrojet. “With the new appointment, we are further strengthening and expanding our regional team expertise.
“In addition to our Mumbai expansion and Zhuhai Hanxing JV awarded a full business license, our Metrojet Engineering Clark maintenance facility has also formally received its Part 145 Approval from the Philippines CAAP since late last year.
“We are well positioned to take advantage of what continues to be a strong growing regional market and the two key Asian growth markets of China and India in particular, as we continue in our mission to deliver world-class business aviation services across Asia.”
Established in 1995, Metrojet is a leading business jet operator and maintenance provider in Asia. The company provides comprehensive aircraft management, consultancy, maintenance and charter services and pioneered business aviation services in Hong Kong.