Hong Kong based business jet operator, Metrojet, commenced the construction of a 26,000 square meter aviation parking and maintenance facility in the Philippines. The USD 25 million facility is located in Clark, Pampanga and is expected to be operational by 2020. It will have 11,000 square meter of taxiway and parking ramp for aircraft parking, MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) and FBO (fixed-base operator) services, 7,100 square meter of floor space that can accommodate a maximum of 10 long range business jets (Boeing Business Jet or Airbus Corporate Jet), and 2,500 square meter for customer accommodation and storage, engineering support workshops, and materials warehousing.
Metrojet has secured a 50-year contract lease and noted that the location, relative to its area of operation, Clark’s freedom of operation and freeport zones, and the support from government are the main factors behind choosing the location of investment. Singapore-based Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) will construct the facility while another Singapore firm, MERx Construction Management Pte. Ltd., will be responsible for the design and build of the project
(Source: BusinessWorld; AIN Online; AviationPros)