Metrojet Engineering Clark opens
Metrojet Engineering Clark
was officially opened during a ceremony, with over 120 guests attending,
including Jose Perpetuo Lotilla, Undersecretary of Department of Transportation
and Communications (DOTC) of The Philippines, Ramon S Gutierrez, Director
General of Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Victor Jose Luciano,
President of Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), senior executives
from Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), Clark Development Council
(CDC), among others.
The new facility is housed
in more than 13,000 sq. ft. of hangar space with a 6,400 sq. ft. office
building. It will offer an all-rounded and comprehensive range of aircraft
services and support currently enjoyed in Hong Kong,
including a dedicated document control area within the hangar, large bonded
stores, a fully equipped avionics shop, as well as sheet metal and tire shops.
There is also a plan to develop a cabin interior refurbishment capability
depending on potential needs.
“The launch of MEC is an
important milestone in our journey. The Clark facility not only marks the
beginning of an international expansion for us, but also allows Metrojet to take
advantage of the forecasted growth projections for business aviation in Asia. Metrojet will be able to offer clients, both
existing and new, an additional MRO to maintain their aircraft to the highest
international standards. We will continue to develop and expand this facility
to accommodate the rising demand in the South East Asia
region, and to deliver operational excellence to our clients and partners” said
BjÓ§rn NÓ“f, chief executive of Metrojet.
“Excellence can be
highlighted throughout the Clark organization
from the floor upwards. I look forward to enhancing any additional capabilities
required by our clients, and to developing MEC as a compliment to the current
capabilities from our Hong Kong base which is positioning to be the best MRO
facilities in Asia” said Steve Hughes,
director of maintenance and engineering of Metrojet.