Textron Aviation Adds More Asia-Pacific Service Options

 - September 17, 2019, 6:18 PM
Textron Aviation and PhilJets Aero Services celebrate the addition of PhilJets as an authorized service center for the Wichita-based airframer. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Textron Aviation has added authorized service capabilities in the Philippines with the addition of PhilJets Aero Services in Manila, the airframer announced this week. PhilJets’ 13,000-sq-ft hangar facility at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is initially offering maintenance on Philippines-registered Beechcraft King Air 200, 250, 300 and 350 turboprops, and is pursuing type certification for Cessna Caravans and Beechcraft King Air 90s.

The addition of PhilJets builds on Textron Aviation’s growing service assets in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, it has expanded its Singapore parts warehouse, opened a new parts warehouse in Australia, and added Premiair Aviation Maintenance, also in Australia, as an authorized service center.

“As we’ve demonstrated with multiple expansions and investments, Textron Aviation is committed to serving our established and growing customer base in Asia,” the OEM's Asia-Pacific service v-p and general manager Gabriel Massey said. “Working with PhilJets to expand authorized service options in the Philippines brings expert service closer to our customers and strengthens our global network.”