ABACE Convention News

Phenix Jet Sees Charter Growth Led by G650s

 - April 17, 2019, 2:19 AM
Celebrating Phenix Jet’s Cayman MRO approval are (l to r) Sho Murakami, v-p of sales, Yohei Sakurai, COO, and Andrew Svoboda, president and CEO of Phenix Jet, joined by Guy Healey and Lindsay Cadenhead from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands.

Phenix Jet Hong Kong (Chalet 8) said 2018 was a successful year for charter sales activity, and this continued in the first quarter of 2019.

“We are the only operator in Asia to have three charterable Gulfstream G650s, including two 650ER extended range models," said Sho Murakami, vice president of sales for the company. "We also have top of the line Bombardier products like the Global 6000 currently available.” He added that Phenix Jet “also expect to see Global 7500s on the certificate by Q3 2019.”

During ABACE 2019 the company announced that its operation in Japan, which it claims features the only corporate aviation hangar in the country, received Cayman Islands Part 145 aircraft maintenance approval, also a first in Japan. “We are very honored and excited to have this approval issued,” said Phenix Jet CEO Andrew Svoboda. “It represents our commitment to building quality and total service in the Asia-Pacific region.”

“This represents a huge step forward for service locations available to Cayman-registered aircraft in the region,” said Richard Smith, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands. Aircraft under Cayman registry have callsigns starting with VP-C.