Metrojet completes first 8C Gulfstream G650 inspection


Metrojet has completed its first 8C inspection on a Gulfstream G650 aircraft in Hong Kong.

The company’s MRO engineers performed the 8C maintenance check to ensure the structure of the aircraft meets international safety standards. Typically, inspected aircraft require hundreds of detailed assessments of the airframe and other structures, with the interior cabin needing to be dismantled and removed. The external panels to enclosed structural areas need to be removed too.

After the operation was completed, Dave Yip, MD, Metrojet said: “Building upon our successful first G650 8C inspection, we are delighted to have received a second 8C inspection event from a third-party operator.”

Metrojet’s maintenance department is a Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department and US FAA-certified repair station. As part of the Kadoorie Group, the Hong Kong-based business jet operator provides aircraft management, maintenance and aviation consultancy services in the Asia Pacific region.

The operator is authorised to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in the Philippines, Bermuda, Canada, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, San Marino, Aruba, Qatar and Vietnam. It is also an authorised Gulfstream warranty facility and an authorised service centre for Rolls-Royce.

Our engineering team always strives to enhance their capabilities, provide a quality product and aims to deliver extensive and on-schedule inspection services to our customer,” said Yip.

Since its founding in 1997, Metrojet has expanded its presence in Asia, with the opening of Metrojet Engineering Clark – a maintenance facility based at the Clark International Airport, the Philippines, in 2012.

More recently, the operator reported an increase in the pre-owned market in Hong Kong following the market’s reopening post-pandemic.