ABACE Convention News

Sino Jet Signs Alliance With ACI and Metro Air

 - April 17, 2013, 10:05 PM

Hong Kong-based Sino Jet (Booth P222) announced here at ABACE 2013 that it has partnered with charter company Aviation Concepts Inc. (ACI) and helicopter specialist Astro Jet to help it grow in the Asia Pacific region.

ACI has locations in Guam (its main base), Narita and Subic Bay, with full FBO and maintenance services at each. “We want to extend our growth throughout Asia,” said Jenny Lau, founder and CEO of Sino Jet, “all the while minimizing duplication in the market. ACI has been in Guam for 12 years and we welcome its common vision.”

Sino Jet and ACI are hoping to create synergy by sharing operating resources, including staff, maintenance facilities, fleets and knowledge bases. Both companies are IS-BAO audited by Wyvern and Argus. The Subic Bay location is a mere 75 minutes from Hong Kong by private jet.

Shenzhen-based Astro Air is another partner that will help Sino Jet in its quest to become the all-in-one charter company for clients seeking private air charter in Asia. “Astro Air specializes in general aviation helicopters,” said Lau.

Astro Air operates helicopters, executive jets and amphibious aircraft between Hong Kong and Macau across the Pearl River delta and has aircraft registered in China, including a Garmin 1000-equipped Bell 407GX helicopter. By partnering with Astro Air, Sino Jet now has a way into the Chinese aircraft charter business, according to Lau.

Sino Jet also celebrated the first anniversary of its alliance with TWC Aviation of Van Nuys, California yesterday at the show. Lau said, “Our global marketing alliance has allowed both Sino Jet and TWC to flourish. Now we need the staffing and infrastructure to grow further.”o