Jet Aviation has won a tender agreement to operate a business aviation MRO at Macau International Airport in China.
The company finalized a 10-year concession agreement with the Macau Airport Authority to lease half (4,000m²) of a new 8,000m² hangar built specifically for business aviation maintenance, refurbishment and overhaul purposes. Jet Aviation will also lease 1,000m² of workshop and office space.
“Asia is an important and growing market for business aviation,” said Stefan Benz, vice president of Jet Aviation MRO and FBO operations, EMEA and Asia.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Jet Aviation to expand its global MRO network to deliver world-class business aviation services in a region where other airports are experiencing high-demand and congestion.”
The MRO will operate as Jet Aviation Macao, with operations expected to commence in August 2015.
Jet Aviation Macao will provide maintenance, aircraft cleaning and parking services for business jets. Jet Aviation plans to add Macau to its Gulfstream and Dassault Authorized Service Center (ASC) approvals. It also plans to extend its EASA and FAA 145 approvals to cover Macau and gain Part 145 approval for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Macao Special Administrative Region (AACM).
“This purpose-built hangar represents a significant investment on the part of governing agencies and authorities in Macau,” said Rob Smith, president of the Jet Aviation Group. “It is exactly the kind of infrastructure required to sustain growing demand for business aviation services in the region and will ultimately better ensure the safety and security of the larger business aviation community.”
April 17, 2015