HK-based Metrojet opens aviation support facility in Clark
() - June 5, 2012 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Hong Kong-based Metrojet Engineering is opening tomorrow its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in a three-hectare area at the Clark Civil Aviation Complex in Pampanga.

Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) president and CEO Victor Jose Luciano said Metrojet will start catering fixed-based operations for corporate jets in their first MRO facility that will also service various types of aircraft and capacities at the aviation complex. This after CIAC and Metrojet, through its Philippine representative First CP Hangar Corp. signed a deal in Dec. 23, 2011.

 “We will now have another MRO facility that will provide service to various types of aircraft and capacities inside the aviation area of Clark International Airport that would be operated by Metrojet, and this will create employment and business opportunities for the Filipino people,” Luciano said.

 “Metrojet’s decision to locate in Clark is another significant milestone for Clark, coming on the heels of our recent inaugurals of new international and domestic flights from Clark,” he added.

Metrojet CEO Bjorn Naf also said “by investing in Clark, we will not only have more flexibility in providing the already excellent service to our clients; but also create employment and business opportunities.

This again reiterates our support to the Clark International Airport to become the next Aviation hub in the Philippines.”

 “We will have a more definitive business plan after some time in operation as we need time to establish ourselves in Clark. A time within three years from now will be reasonable for us to develop our business in the Philippines,” Naf said.

Naf said Metrojet will utilize its first MRO facility that will cater its 26 fleet of aircraft in various types and capacities.

The total investment for the entire project of Metrojet is P1.75 billion where three hectares of land will be used for MRO facilties inside Clark Aviation, with an initial investment of P175 million.

The entry of Metrojet brings to two the number of MRO facilities at the Clark International Airport. Singapore Engineering Philippines was the first to set up an MRO facility and already on its way to build the second hangar for wide-bodied aircraft.

 “Metrojet’s entry sends a strong signal to the international community that the Philippines is ready to play a central role in the global aviation industry, Luciano said.”

Metrojet is part of the Kadoorie Group which owns China Light and Power Co. and the Peninsula Hotel Chain.

  

BJORN NAF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER CO CLARK CLARK AVIATION CLARK CIVIL AVIATION COMPLEX CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CORP HANGAR CORP HONG KONG KADOORIE GROUP METROJET
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