Metrojet’s Philippines MRO station renews FAA certification


Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), the Philippines-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) station of Hong Kong operator Metrojet, has renewed its repair station certification after an increase in maintenance requests from US-registered aircraft.

The company renewed its Part 145 FAA approval to perform line and base maintenance on Gulfstream and Bombardier jets, including Gulfstream’s G450, G550, G650, G650ER, and Bombardier’s Global Express 5000, 6000, Challenger 300 and 350, 604 and 605, and Global 7500 aircraft. The certification also includes the servicing and overhaul of aircraft batteries and wheel assemblies.

Sarith Vaikuntan, general manager, MEC said: “Since the opening of the new Metrojet Engineering Clark hangar facility in April 2021, we have seen multiple maintenance requests coming from the Philippines US-registered aircraft. The renewal of the FAA certification once again confirms MEC’s efforts in servicing the N-reg aircraft in the region. With the recognition, our team will continue to provide quality services to international standards.”

The renewed FAA certificate adds to MEC’s already established approvals from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI), the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA), the Isle of Man, and the San Marino Aircraft Registry (SMAR).

The Philippines facility, which opened last year, has more than 76,400sq ft (7,100sqm) of floor space which can accommodate up to 10 business jets. The Metrojet hangar has also been designed with typhoon and seismic resistant features to meet Philippines’ codes. In November, the facility took in its first Bombardier Global 7500.