Hong Kong based Metrojet (Booth B223) is anticipating increased traffic by Qatari jets in its Philippines’ Metrojet Engineering Clark facility as it attained maintenance certification by the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority in early February this year. This is in preparation for regular flights by Qatar Airways’ business aviation arm, Qatar Executive, from Doha to Clark.
“We anticipate that a few Qatar-registered aircraft will be based in the region to start off with. The aircraft type will be of the Bombardier Global Express and the Gulfstream G500 and G650 variety,” said a Metrojet spokesperson. “Travel patterns will be dictated by client needs, and we are ramping up our line maintenance and AOG support service capabilities in order to support Qatar Executive.”
Metrojet Engineering Clark has received approvals from the FAA, as well as from authorities in the Philippines, Cayman Islands, and Qatar. The company is now starting the China’s Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) certification process and is expecting to complete within a year.
At ABACE, Metrojet will be announcing new fleet additions as well as updating its AOC joint venture efforts in China. The company will be also showcasing its new 26,000-sq-m expansion project in Clark, including 7,100 sq m of hangar floor space and parking ramp of over 11,000 sq m. The project will be fully operational by April 2020.