Metrojet’s Philippines MRO gets FAA cert for Global 7500


Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), the Philippines-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) base of Metrojet, has received certification from the FAA to work on the Bombardier Global 7500.

The MRO can now work on the airframe and aircraft batteries of the jet, having obtained wheel assembly capability in June this year, and will be able to perform scheduled maintenance up to the 24-month check.

Sarith Vaikuntan, general manager, MEC said: “We are seeing more and more Bombardier Global 7500 deliveries in the [Asia Pacific] region and MEC will continue to invest in the Global 7500 product line and offer our customers the highest quality maintenance and parking services.”

Metrojet broke ground on the 26,000sq m (279,900sq ft) facility back in April 2019 and was due to open in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed the plans. The base began operations in May 2021, but the Philippine government didn’t ease hotel quarantine restrictions for travellers until the beginning of 2022.  

In November last year, the facility took its first Bombardier Global 7500 for hangar parking service, and by August it had accepted its fifth aircraft. The hangar has the capacity to accommodate up to 10 long-range business jets including Boeings and ACJs.