Hongkong Jet will upgrade and expand its HKAR 145 maintenance capabilities to include approval for 144-month inspections on the Gulfstream G550. This approval expansion covers 40 G550s under the company’s Hong Kong and joint-maintenance management approvals.
“The biggest saving for any aircraft owner is to protect the residual value of the aircraft, so we are working to ensure we can continue to provide our maintenance services for the entire fleet as it ages,” said Diarmuid O'Shea, Hongkong Jet’s head of maintenance. “Engineers are in limited supply in the industry; however, at Hongkong Jet we are actively expanding our maintenance capabilities.”
O'Shea also said Hongkong Jet will extend this G550 capability increase to the rest of its authorizations, including those for the Cayman Islands (CAACI), Bermuda (BDCA), and the U.S. (FAA). The company will then expand the process to other aircraft, including Gulfstream G450 and G650, and the Bombardier Global Express.