Hong Kong – (22 November, 2017) – Metrojet Limited (www.metrojet.com), a leading business aircraft services provider based in Hong Kong with presence in Asia, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Chen as the General Manager for developing the Company’s China Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) project effective from 20 November, 2017. In this role, Michael will be working closely with Metrojet’s Aircraft Management and Charter team to lead and manage the setup of the Company’s AOC in China, obtaining the regulatory approvals of CCAR Part 91 and 135, as well as developing the business strategy and opportunities to support the long term growth of Metrojet in this region.
“It is my honour to be part of Metrojet to continue its growth in China,” said Michael Chen, New General Manager of Metrojet’s Shanghai Joint Venture. “With the dedicated support from the team, I will put my full efforts in achieving CCAR Part 91 and 135, so that Metrojet can manage and charter China registered aircraft in the near future.”
Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a reputable business leader in the market maintaining a strong relationship within the Government and regulatory authorities in China. He started his career in Beijing with AMECO, a joint venture company between Air China and Lufthansa, having spent nine years in various production planning and engineering management roles. Michael was the Programme Manager of the US-China Aviation Cooperation Programme of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, a Director of Government Affairs and Business Development with Honeywell China and served as the Director of Business Development and Government Affairs of GE Aviation Greater China.
Established in 1995 and awarded Air Operator’s Certificate in 1997, Metrojet is a leading business jet operator and maintenance provider in Asia. The Company provides comprehensive aircraft management, charter, maintenance and consultancy services, and pioneered business aviation services for 20 years in Hong Kong.
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NOTE TO EDITORS Metrojet Limited. Established in 1995 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Metrojet is part of the Kadoorie Group and a sister company of The Peninsula Hotels. It is a leading business jet operator and maintenance provider in Asia, providing the complete range of business aviation services, including: aircraft charter, comprehensive aircraft management, aircraft maintenance service, and aircraft consulting. Metrojet pioneered business aviation services in Hong Kong; the company was awarded an Air Operator’s Certificate (FAA Part 121 equivalent) in June 1997.
Metrojet’s maintenance department is a fully certified Repair Station with approvals from the Hong Kong CAD, the United States FAA and is fully authorised to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in China, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Bermuda, Canada, Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, and San Marino. Metrojet is an Authorised Gulfstream Warranty Repair Facility, an Authorised Bombardier Aircraft Service Facility, and an Authorised Embraer Service FacilityIts highly trained engineers have Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, GE and Honeywell APU type ratings, and its Avionics and Airframe engineers have ratings on Gulfstream, Bombardier, Beechcraft, Embraer and Boeing aircraft.
Metrojet has expanded its presence in Asia in 2012 with the opening of Metrojet Engineering Clark – a maintenance facility located at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport within the Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines. The company has also established MRO presence in Zhuhai, and recently in Singapore for aircraft management, while the China Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) project is underway in Shanghai.
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