Hong Kong / People’s Republic of China, October 2, 2008 – Jet Aviation Hong Kong recently received its maintenance repair station approval from the Hong Civil Aviation Department (CAD). Established in 2001 as aircraft management and charter division for the Asia region, the facility expanded its operation to perform line maintenance for Hong Kong registered Bombardier, Cessna and Gulfstream aircraft and to provide AOG support services.
The CAD maintenance repair station approval (HK#AI/143/908) now allows Jet Aviation Hong Kong to provide locally registered aircraft scheduled and unscheduled line maintenance, airframe and engine repairs, avionics modifications, inspections and defect rectifications as well as AOG support. Jet Aviation Hong Kong employs a team of maintenance specialists from around the world under the leadership of Nigel Parker, director maintenance, who reports to Jet Aviation Singapore. The operation performs line maintenance services in the hangars of the Hong Kong Business Aviation Center.
“I am very happy that with the CAD approval we can now provide our Hong Kong-based customers with a higher level of services,” says Sebastian Groeger, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Singapore. “To better meet the future needs of our growing number of customers and the business aviation community in the Asia Pacific Rim, it was important to add Hong Kong to our network of maintenance operations in Asia, which currently also includes Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore,” Groeger adds.
Jet Aviation Hong Kong was initially established as the company’s aircraft management and charter division for Asia and currently manages more than 10 privately owned aircraft. The charter department maintains a 24/7 operation and holds its own Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC). Since May 2008, the facility performs line maintenance for Hong Kong registered aircraft and AOG support and also services aircraft registered in 12 other countries through Jet Aviation’s maintenance approvals in Singapore which include FAA #J8MY465N, EASA 145 #CH.145.0232, Aruba DCA, Australian CASA, Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, Indonesia DGAC, Macao MAR-145, Malaysia DCA, Philippines ATO, Singapore CAAS and Thailand DOA.
Jet Aviation was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 5,600 employees cater to client needs from 25 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft and provided over 65,000 hours in global flight operations in 2007. For more information, please visit www.jetaviation.com.