Metrojet appoints new general manager for AOC project


Hong Kong-based business jet operator Metrojet has appointed Michael Chen as general manager responsible for developing the company’s China Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) project.

Chen will be working closely with Metrojet’s aircraft management and charter team to set up the company’s AOC in China, obtaining the CCAR Part 91 and 135 regulatory approvals and developing its business strategy and regional growth opportunities.

“It is my honour to be part of Metrojet to continue its growth in China,” said Chen. “With the dedicated support from the team, I will put my full efforts in achieving CCAR Part 91 and 135, so that Metrojet can manage and charter China registered aircraft in the near future.”

Chen started his career in Beijing with AMECO, a joint venture company between Air China and Lufthansa, having spent nine years in various production planning and engineering management roles. He was the programme manager of the US-China Aviation Cooperation Programme of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, a director of government affairs and business development with Honeywell China, and director of business development and government affairs at GE Aviation Greater China.

Metrojet was established in 1995 and received its Air Operator’s Certificate two years later. It provides a range of business aviation services, including aircraft charter, management, maintenance and consulting.