WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 16, 2019) – 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.
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About PhilJets Aero Services Inc.
PhilJets Aero Services Inc is a leader in the aviation industry providing Global Services in the Philippines and in the ASEAN Region. It serves customers from general aviation, commercial airlines, MRO companies and government agencies. It is part of the PhilJets Group, an experienced major player in the Philippine aviation industry. With a team of experts having decades of experience, it aims to address the growing need of helicopters and jets charter, not only in the Philippines but also the ASEAN region. Its objective is also to raise to higher standards in delivering its wide-range of services – from aircraft acquisition and sales assistance, to aircraft management and maintenance.
About Textron Aviation Inc.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation brands represent unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, and offer an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. Leveraging unparalleled speed-to-market, Textron Aviation provides the most versatile and comprehensive business and general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft and a complete global customer service organization. Textron Aviation has delivered more than 250,000 aircraft in over 170 countries. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit www.txtav.com
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com
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