Jet Aviation wins tender to operate MRO at Macau
Jet Aviation has won a tender agreement to operate a business aviation MRO facility at Macau International Airport.
The company finalised a 10-year concession agreement with the Macau Airport Authority for a new aircraft hangar built specifically for business aviation maintenance, refurbishment and overhaul (MRO) purposes.
The Macau International Airport issued the Request for Proposals in December 2013. A 10-year concession agreement between Jet Aviation and the Macau Airport Authority has also been finalised. Jet Aviation will lease half of the new hangar in addition to workshop and office space.
Stefan Benz, vice president of Jet Aviation MRO and FBO operations, EMEA and Asia said: “Asia is an important and growing market for business aviation.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for Jet Aviation to expand its global MRO network to deliver world-class business aviation services in a region where other airports are experiencing high-demand and congestion,” added Benz.
The new MRO facility will operate as Jet Aviation Macao, with operations expected to commence in August 2015. Jet Aviation Macao will provide maintenance, aircraft cleaning and parking services for business jets at Macau International Airport. Jet Aviation will add Macau to its Gulfstream and Dassault authorised service centre (ASC) approvals. It will also extend its EASA and FAA 145 approvals to cover Macau and gain Part 145 approval for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Macao Special Administrative Region (AACM).
Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation Group, said: “This purpose-built hangar represents a significant investment on the part of governing agencies and authorities in Macau.”
“It is exactly the kind of infrastructure required to sustain growing demand for business aviation services in the region and will ultimately better ensure the safety and security of the larger business aviation community. We greatly appreciate the support of Macau’s Airport and Civil Aviation authorities, and we look forward to working with them for years to come,” Smith added.