Metrojet breaks ground on maintenance facility in the Philippines


Hong Kong-based Metrojet – a business aviation service provider with presence throughout Asia-Pacific – has started the building of a state-of-the-art business aviation parking and maintenance facility in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines.

The 26,000m² facility has been designed to provide a world-class customer experience while maximizing safety and productivity in all activities. With over 7,100m² of hangar floor space, the facility can typically accommodate up to 10 long range business jets and up to a maximum of Boeing Business Jet or Airbus Corporate Jet. The facility is set to be operational in Q2 of 2020.

Built with a fully typhoon-proof structure and an aviation specific fire suppression system, the facility also includes over 2,500m² of customer accommodation and storage, engineering support workshops and materials warehousing. With a dedicated taxi-way and parking ramp of over 11,000m², it will provide secure and private aircraft parking, maintenance and FBO services.

Bruce Watson, chief operating officer at Metrojet, said, “This development represents the largest investment made by Metrojet in its 21-year history, demonstrating our commitment to the development of business aviation in the Philippines. With this Clark facility, we at Metrojet are strengthening our footprint in Southeast Asia.

“The growing strategic importance of Clark with its freedom of operations and freeport zone enables us to provide our clients with a high quality and very competitive hangar parking and maintenance facility in the region, especially with locations such as Hong Kong and Singapore becoming increasingly expensive and having capacity constraints.”

With a 50-year lease contract, Metrojet Engineering Clark broke ground to officially commence the construction for this new aircraft parking and maintenance facility, with the hangar being constructed by Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) under a design-build contract with Merx Construction Management.

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