Many companies boast of being the best, but Metrojet bills itself as “Asia Pacific’s business aviation leader” with some justification. It is a subsidiary of The Hong Kong Aviation Group HKAG (itself a subsidiary of the Kadoorie Group, which owns China Light and Power and the Peninsula hotel chain).
Taj Air and Metrojet have entered into a joint venture to offer aircraft maintenance and management services in India. The operation will open in Mumbai at the current Taj Air facility, which will undergo renovation. A new facility is slated to be built. Taj Air has been involved in business aviation in the region since 1993.
Taj Air and Metrojet have formed a joint venture offering aircraft maintenance and management services in India. Based in Mumbai, the operation initially will use the existing Taj Air facility while a new, larger facility is being built. “Metrojet is proud to embark on this venture and combine with Taj Air to better serve the Indian market,” said Björn Näf, CEO of Metrojet.
While the latest reports indicate a decline in the worldwide business jet charter market, certain parts of Southeast Asia are bucking the trend. Hong Kong, in particular, is flourishing. With five locally based operators and several international charter brokers in situ, China’s Special Administrative Region is bursting at the seams.
Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) has appointed Metrojet Hong Kong to its network of authorized service centers to support its Hawker 900/800/700 series. Metrojet, located on Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International Airport, is the first HBC-authorized service facility in Hong Kong.
Cessna’s fifth Citation mobile service unit (MSU) and two-technician crew starts service this week, based at Sheltair Aviation at Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport. “Customer response to the introduction of our new service initiatives through ServiceDirect has been superb, particularly for the mobile service units,” said Mark Paolucci, Cessna senior vice president for customer service.
Asia Jet Partners Limited of Hong Kong has developed its Chartercard program designed specifically for Asia. The company teamed with Metrojet and its parent company, the Hong Kong Aviation Group, because “they have been operating in Asia since 1978 and have established, first-class infrastructure and personnel in place,” Justin Lee Firestone, founder and CEO of Asia Jet Partners Limited told AIN.
Bombardier Aerospace has added a new line maintenance facility (LMF) and boosted capabilities at two existing facilities– expanding its global network of authorized service and maintenance facilities for the 12th time in the last 12 months.
Jetflite becomes the first LMF for Bombardier business aircraft in Helsinki, Finland, providing AOG assistance to customers in Scandinavia.
Metrojet has added the G100/G150 to its capabilities list as a Gulfstream-authorized warranty repair facility.
Metrojet’s MRO operation has obtained Cayman Islands Aircraft Maintenance Organization approval. The Hong Kong-based operation is a certified repair station with approvals from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, the FAA and the Bermuda BCDA. It is also authorized to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in China and Macau.