Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced the opening of a new service location in Manila in collaboration with PhilJets Aero Services. The new facility currently offers expert maintenance work on Beechcraft King Air 200, 250, 300 and 350 aircraft registered in the Philippines, and is pursuing type certification for Cessna Caravans and Beechcraft King Air 90 aircraft.
Located conveniently at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the facility offers 13,000 square feet of hangar space with an adjoining parts room and customer lounge.
“As we’ve demonstrated with multiple expansions and investments, Textron Aviation is committed to serving our established and growing customer base in Asia,” said Gabriel Massey, vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific Service at Textron Aviation. “Working with PhilJets to expand authorized service options in the Philippines brings expert service closer to our customers and strengthens our global network.”
The opening of a new Manila location follows the recent expansion of Textron Aviation’s Singapore parts warehouse and establishment of a new Australia parts warehouse. In addition, the company grew service options in Australia by expanding the appointment of Authorized Service Facility Premiair Aviation Maintenance across a full suite of Textron Aviation platforms earlier this year.
“PhilJets is honored to be part of the entry and investment of a major global leading aircraft manufacturer in the Philippines,” said Thierry Tea, chairman of PhilJets Aero Services. “Textron Aviation’s expansion in Manila demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment and strategy to further invest in aviation in Asia for years to come.”
PhilJets Aero Services is a leader in aviation services for the Philippines and the ASEAN region. The company offers a wide range of services – from aircraft acquisition and sales assistance to aircraft management and maintenance – for customers from general aviation, commercial airlines, MRO companies and government agencies.