Hong Kong-based business aviation service provider Metrojet broke ground on an FBO/MRO facility at Clark International Airport in Pampanga, Philippines, late last week. The 279,862-sq-ft/26,000-sq-m complex, planned to be operational in the second quarter of next year, will include a 76,424-sq-ft/7,100-sq-m hangar that can simultaneously house up to 10 large-cabin business jets in a fully typhoon-proof structure with foam fire-suppression system.
In addition, there will be 26,910 sq ft/2,500 sq m of space for “customer accommodation and storage, FBO capability, maintenance workshops, and materials warehousing.” It will also have some 118,403-sq-ft/26,000-sq-m of taxiway and parking ramp space to provide aircraft parking, maintenance, and FBO services, the company noted.
“This development represents the largest investment made by Metrojet in its 21-year history, demonstrating our commitment to the development of business aviation in the Philippines,” said Metrojet COO Bruce Watson. “With this Clark facility, we at Metrojet are strengthening our footprint in Southeast Asia. The growing strategic importance of Clark with its freedom of operations and freeport zone enables us to provide our clients with a high-quality and very competitive hangar parking and maintenance facility in the region, especially with locations such as Hong Kong and Singapore becoming increasingly expensive and having capacity constraints.”