HONG KONG, 12 September 2008 – Metrojet is pleased to announce its hosting of the first ever FlightSafety International G450 Maintenance Initial and Fifth Week Avionics courses at its highly acclaimed facility located at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Center at HK International Airport. With an engineering staff of over 80 maintenance professionals, Metrojet’s maintenance department is a certified repair station with approvals from the Hong Kong CAD, the United States FAA, Bermuda BDCA, Cayman Islands CAA, and is also authorized to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in various other countries, including Mainland China, Macau and Canada.
The training is the first aviation training of its kind conducted by FlightSafety in the Asia Pacific region which included a 20-day maintenance initial and a 5th week avionics course. “Putting safety above all else is our first Business Principle. We are grateful for the opportunity to work closely with FlightSafety to provide this first world class training milestone in Asia. We share FlightSafety’s commitment to safety through continuous investment in training, and we look forward to supporting FlightSafety again in the future,” said Chris Buchholz, CEO of Metrojet Limited.
Metrojet operates the leading Asian corporate aircraft maintenance service center around the clock throughout the region. Metrojet manages an inventory of over US$17 million in Gulfstream on-site spares at its airside facility, thereby facilitating regional AOG support for Gulfstream aircraft. Metrojet is a full Gulfstream Authorized Warranty Repair Facility for G150, G200, GIV series, GV series, G350/G450 and G500/G550 with a dedicated AOG team, and is also an authorized Bombardier Aircraft Service Facility for Global, Challenger, and Learjet aircraft. Its highly trained, qualified and experienced engineers have Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, GE, Honeywell and Turbomeca aircraft engines and APU type ratings. Metrojet’s Avionics and Airframe engineers also have ratings on Gulfstream, Bombardier, Hawker Beechcraft, Falcon, Cessna Citation, Embraer, Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Metrojet’s Maintenance Service Centre provides heavy/scheduled inspections and repair services and can be reached via its 24 hour hotline at (+852) 2215 3838 or by email at email@example.com.