Metrojet is a Hong Kong-based business jet operator dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients by providing a complete range of business aviation services, including aircraft management, maintenance, charter and consultancy services. Metrojet has expanded its footprints to China and The Philippines.
Established in 1995 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Metrojet upholds an uncompromised reputation as part of the Kadoorie Group and a sister company of The Peninsula Hotel Group; as such, utmost service and luxury are in our nature.
Our Group’s involvement with China’s aviation industry began in the 1930’s, as the country’s first air routes began to expand and foreign business interests developed. Airlines used The Peninsula Hotel as their terminal, where services provided were equal to those enjoyed at the airport.
In the 1950’s, the Group diversified into airline catering and provided the first full airline meal services to SAS in 1954, and later Swissair. In 1974, with purchase and registration of Hong Kong’s first private helicopter by our current Chairman, the way was paved for the formation of Heliservices, which was established in 1978 to service the community’s needs. In 1995, Metrojet was founded, making available Hong Kong’s first business jet for charter.
Our passion in aviation has led us in a 75-year-long commitment to the region’s aviation industry’s development. For more details on the Kadoorie family’s heritage and contribution to Hong Kong’s aviation industry, please visit Hong Kong Heritage Project.
Gary brings more than 35 years of progressive aviation experience to Metrojet having previously worked for Bristol Aerospace, Bombardier, MD Helicopters and Jet Aviation.
In September 2017, Gary was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Metrojet Limited. The company’s principle lines of business include Aircraft Management and Maintenance with operations based in Hong Kong, China, The Philippines and Singapore, servicing the Asia region.
His work experience covers business development and strategy, customer support, finance, commercial, completions/refurbishment, manufacturing, program management, FBO, MRO, and aircraft management and charter within the commercial, military and general aviation sectors.
Gary has significant international experience having held numerous senior management positions based in locations throughout Canada, the UK, USA and Singapore prior to his arrival in Hong Kong.
Denzil has more than 30 years’ experience in business and commercial aviation. He was one of the co-founding partners of ExecuJet and was instrumental in growing this business into a highly respected international company, managing, operating and maintaining more than 150 aircraft. Upon moving to Asia in 2012, Denzil served as the Director of Flight Operations for Metrojet and the CEO of Hongkong Jet. During his four-year tenure at Hong Kong Jet, the company enjoyed significant growth and attained it’s IS-BAO Level III safety rating. Denzil is presently a Board of Governor for the AsBAA and ex-chairman of the AsBAA Hong Kong Chapter. He holds an Airline Transport license, flying instructor rating, designated examiner and test pilot certificate, with 9,500 accident free flight hours.
Ellen is a seasoned and professional senior finance executive with more than 25 years of finance experience in business aviation, media, food and engineering industries in the region. Prior to joining Metrojet, she was with Jet Aviation for over 7 years serving as Director Finance, Asia overseeing the entire finance function as well as assisting in various functional aspects of their MRO operations.
Bruce has significant aviation industry experience in Production, Operations and Maintenance across a wide spectrum of Business, Commercial, Charter and Special Mission activities. His aviation career began at age 16 in the UK Royal Navy in the Air Engineering Branch. He subsequently joined BAE Systems in the UK and has also held senior leadership posts in the Middle East in Business Aviation, MRO and FBO organisations. Prior to joining Metrojet, Bruce was with Raytheon Aircraft/Hawker Beechcraft for a combined of 10 years, having held the position of Director and General Manager of the UK based MRO business covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Bruce’s engineering qualifications include qualifying as Licensed Engineer with the UK CAA in 1993 and he has focused his professional development in General Management and Lean Enterprise Philosophies including a current Executive MBA.
Mabel was appointed as Head of Human Resources at her ninth year with Metrojet. She has a total of 15 years of HR experience in business aviation, shipping, automobile and consultancy industries where her immense competencies in talent acquisition, management, training & development, employee engagement, and compensation & benefits have been flourished. Mabel is very passionate about growing & coaching staff, and building a positive people culture within the company.
The Group has been in the aviation business for over 30 years and our reputation is one of our greatest assets. We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards and meeting your needs in a professional and personal way.
Metrojet consistently strives to deliver meticulous and unrivalled levels of service. We are the exclusive business jet operator serving Peninsula-inspired dishes, and our flight attendants have undergone extensive training at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong to provide you with a truly impeccable travel experience.
Metrojet has met the stringent “airline” standards required of a commercial air operator. We constantly strive to deliver safety and security metrics above and beyond the standard regulations; we have developed our own Safety Management System (SMS) and become the first business aviation organization gaining SMS certification in Asia in 2009. In April 2012, Metrojet has also been awarded the Flight Safety Foundation Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award 2012, and in 2017, Metrojet has successfully achieved the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 certification, further affirming its distinguished efforts in attaining recognised world-class safety standards.
Metrojet’s aircraft are flown by pilots who possess expert knowledge of the Asia Pacific region and beyond. All pilots undergo scheduled recurrent training, including proficiency checks and simulator training at Flight International in the U.S. A multilingual client services team is also available around the clock to make all the necessary bookings and arrangements for you, ensuring flights in Asia and beyond are as efficient and seamless as possible. Metrojet is dedicated to championing service and operational excellence within the business aviation industry, and to up-holding the unique service standards that make Metrojet the business aviation company of choice.