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Metrojet Opens Philippines MRO Facility

 - May 17, 2021, 10:39 AM
Officials at Clark International Airport inaugurated Metrojet Engineering Clark's new maintenance hangar with a water cannon salute of a Gulfstream G650, the first aircraft to enter its 7,100-sq-m hangar. (Photo: Metrojet)

Hong Kong-based business aviation services company Metrojet held a soft opening today for Metrojet Engineering Clark’s aircraft parking and maintenance facility in the Philippines. The MRO facility at Clark International Airport is Metrojet’s largest single investment in nearly a quarter of a century.

At 7,100 sq m (76,423 sq ft), the hangar can accommodate up to 10 long-range business jets, including bizliners such as BBJs and ACJs. Located at the rear of the hangar is a 2,500-sq-m two-story annex that houses workshops, stores, staff, and customer offices and lounges, as well as available space for an FBO. A private taxiway and 11,000 sq m of apron complete the project, which Metrojet said has been designed to comply with the highest international standards, including typhoon and seismic loadings that meet current Philippine codes.

“The growing strategic and geographic importance of Clark and the Philippines enables us to provide our clients with high quality and competitive hangar parking and maintenance options in the region,” said Metrojet CEO Gary Dolski. “Hangar parking can minimize the risks of corrosion damage to aircraft and hence preserve the asset value, which is critical for aircraft owners within the Asia-Pacific region.”