Jet Aviation expands Asian footprint
Jet Aviation has added three new aircraft to its fleet of management aircraft in Asia over the past six months. The aircraft include a Bombardier Global 6000 and two Gulfstream G650, all of which are based in Hong Kong.
At present, the global charter and management company manages 33 aircraft in Asia, including seven Gulfstream G650, nine G550, six G450 and two G200; one Bombardier Global Express, three Global 6000, two Global 5000 and a Challenger 605; a Dassault Falcon 900LX and a Falcon 7X.
“We are steadily growing our aircraft management fleet in Asia as business jets are regularly being exchanged and added to the market,” comments Jet Aviation Hong Kong Key Account Director & Deputy Managing Director Daniel Helfenstein.
In related news, Jet Aviation recently received several approvals from various civil aviation authorities (CAAs), including to support a wider array of business aircraft from it Singapore Seletar facility.
The approvals – respecitvely from Singapore (CAAS), Malaysia (DCA) and Taiwan (CAA) – allow the company’s facilities in Singapore and Hong Kong to provide line and base maintenance to the Gulfstream G650, Boeing B737 and Airbus ACJ A319/320/321 aircraft registered, as well as Malaysia-registered Gulfstream G650 and Taiwan-registered Gulfstream G550/G650 aircraft. The company is expecting European (EASA) and Chinese (CAAC) approval to follow for the same aircraft in the next 90 days.
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“There is a lot of business aviation activity in Asia, particularly by large, long-range aircraft,” says Jet Aviation Singapore VP and General Manager John Riggir. “Our maintenance facility in Singapore will remain our major Asia-Pacific service hub, supporting heavy maintenance and large refurbishment projects, while our facilities in Hong Kong and soon in Macau will provide immediate access to necessary maintenance services near the region’s largest market in China.”
According to a company statement, the MRO facility in Macau is set to go operational later this year, pending government approval. The company is also building a new third hangar at Seletar Aerospace Park that will be completed in November this year.