Hawker Pacific and the Shanghai Airport Authority have broken ground on a planned business aviation facility at Shanghai’s Hongquiao Airport.
The new facility will include an FBO, aircraft management services and a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility geared to the corporate aircraft market.
The facility is designed to accommodate up to 6,000 aircraft movements a year.
Construction is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter.
The new facilities will provide services to both existing domestic and international corporate aircraft as well as support the anticipated growth in future corporate/
private aircraft ownership in China.
Hawker Pacific’s core activities include MRO, structural modification and support services to a wide range of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft for corporate, charter, defense and special-mission operators throughout the region.
Other services include aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, special mission aircraft modifications, design engineering, avionics parts and service, and the provision of spare parts, exchange rotables and equipment sales.
The company’s credentials include CASA Airline Support Services Certification, ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas accreditation and OEM/customer/airworthiness approval by 26 suppliers and civil and military regulatory authorities worldwide. These give the company the capacity to deliver complex special mission modifications for civil and military customers.
Hawker Pacific chief executive Alan Smith said, “We recognized early the potential offered by China as the world’s fastest-growing economy and the importance of Shanghai, the country’s commercial center, as being the ideal location for the provision of business aircraft services. The establishment of essential strategic relationships to achieve our goals has been a large part of the journey so far.”