MRO provider Aviation Concepts Technical Services Inc. (ACTSI) has opened a business jet service center at Subic Bay International Airport (SFS) in the Philippines. The opening of an 18,000-sq-m/193,750-sq-ft hangar is the first phase of the company’s facility upgrade project at SFS.
“With the opening of ACTSI’s facility, business jet owners and operators will have the confidence of knowing that a world-class facility, complemented with a team of certified engineers, can handle parking and maintenance of their aircraft,” said ACTSI general manager John O’Meara.
SFS officials hope the ACTSI facility at the former U.S. Navy base serves to become a business aviation hub in the region. “We are banking on the strategic location of Subic in the Asia-Pacific region to boost SBIA’s chances to become a regional player in the MRO business,” said Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman and administrator Wilma Eisma.
The airport features a 9,000-foot runway, no slot restrictions, and is within 90 minutes flying time of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Owned by Razon & Co., ACTSI has Cayman and Bermuda repair station approvals and is working toward obtaining FAA Part 145 approval.