Hong Kong-based Metrojet (Booth H100) has partnered with Zhuhai Hanxing General Aviation Co. to expand its business jet maintenance business into Mainland China, the companies announced here at ABACE 2013 yesterday. Located in a 15,000-sq-ft hangar at Zhuhai Airport, Metrojet Hanxing now offers the same full range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services–in addition to authorizations for the same list of OEMs–as that at Metrojet’s facility at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International Airport.
“China ranks as one of the world’s fastest-growing markets in business aviation,” said Metrojet CEO Björn Näf. “Our partnership with Zhuhai Hanxin General Aviation now enables Metrojet to deliver world-class business aviation service standards to customers in China.”
Metrojet’s move into Mainland China is part of its ongoing regional expansion program, which has seen the aircraft management, charter and maintenance firm open service facilities in the Philippines and, more recently, in Mumbai, India.
In conjunction with yesterday’s announcement, the company also unveiled its new official Chinese name, which is phonetically similar to Metrojet and translates as “offering perfect and efficient business aviation services to our clients.”o