Metrojet Engineering Clark (MEC), the Philippines based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul station of Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited, is delighted to announce the official “soft” opening of Metrojet’s largest single investment in nearly a quarter of a century – a state-of-the-art aircraft parking and maintenance facility. To mark the occasion, MEC welcomed the first aircraft into the new hangar – a Gulfstream G650, with a ceremonial “Water Salute”.
“We are grateful for the excellent support we have received from the local Philippines authorities, including the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), and the Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD) Corporation,” said Mr Sarith Vaikuntan, General Manager of Metrojet Engineering Clark. “With our strong and dedicated team of professionals, we are confident that over time, MEC will become the MRO of choice in the region.”
“The growing strategic and geographic importance of Clark and the Philippines enables us to provide our clients with high quality and competitive hangar parking and maintenance options in the region. Hangar parking can minimise the risks of corrosion damage to aircraft and hence preserve the asset value, which is critical for aircraft owners within the Asia Pacific region,” said Mr Gary Dolski, Chief Executive Officer of Metrojet Limited.
The new hangar with over 7,100 m2 of floor space, has the capacity to accommodate up to 10 long range business jets including Boeing Business and Airbus Corporate jets. Workshops, stores, staff and customer offices and lounges with available space for a dedicated Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) encompass a 2500 m2 two-storey annex building on the rear of the hangar. Coupled with 11,000 m2 of apron area in front of the hangar with an exclusive private taxiway, the world-class facility has been designed to the highest international standards including typhoon and seismic loadings which meet current Philippine codes.