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Metrojet received second renewal of IS-BAO Stage 3 certification and appoints two new leaders

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Metrojet received second renewal of IS-BAO Stage 3 certification and appoints two new leaders - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Hong Kong Aircraft: Airplanes

Metrojet received its second successful renewal of the IS-BAO Stage 3 certification for another three-year period through to 2025. IS-BAO is a set of safety standards developed by the International Business Aviation Council establishing a framework for effective safety and operational processes, providing tools to facilitate the implementation of best practices, and delivering an appropriate Safety Management System. There are three stages of certification included in the IS-BAO programme and Metrojet after initially attaining IS-BAO accreditation in 2011, has achieved Stage 3 which is currently the highest attainable level, in 2016, 2019 and most recently in October 2022.

Mr Gary Dolski, CEO of Metrojet, commented: “Metrojet was the first business aviation organisation in Asia to develop our own SMS and to obtain SMS certification. It has always been our goal to pioneer and maintain high safety and quality standards in all areas. We are delighted to see our efforts in maintaining world-class standards being accredited.” 

IBAC authorised IS-BAO Auditor Mr William Mermelstein said: “the ability and willingness of the Metrojet team to provide expanded audit interview responses demonstrated that maximum utilisation of the IS-BAO standards, and an effective SMS programme is an engrained culture, and not just a guideline or standard to follow. Metrojet is emboldened to the true meaning of a fully integrated Stage 3+ operation.“

Metrojet appointed two new leaders in the team - Justin Yeung as the Director, Aircraft Management and Charter and Captain Stewart Borg as the new Director, Flight Operations.

Justin Yeung joined Metrojet in 2018 and was most recently the company’s Head of Commercial. His significant achievements since joining the company include the successful negotiations with the Clark International Airport Corporation for a long-term land lease for the new Metrojet Engineering (Clark) facility in the Philippines, and the acquisition of Chinese AOC operator, Funian Aviation, through Metrojet’s joint venture with the Haite Group. Justin started his career with Rolls-Royce plc in the UK, where he held a number of progressive commercial and supply chain roles.

Justin Yeung, Metrojet’s Director, Aircraft Management and Charter, said: “Our Client Relations and CAMO teams have consistently delivered great value to our clients even through this extremely challenging period for the industry. In my new role, I hope to support them to further develop our core business of providing class-leading aircraft management services to our clients.” 

Captain Stewart Borg has extensive experience in the aviation industry in both Operations, Checking and Training. Stewart has been with Metrojet for over 17 years since 2005 having previously served as Lead Captain, Deputy Chief Pilot and Manager, Flight Training. Stewart is a Check and Training Captain for Metrojet as well as an Authorised Examiner for the Gulfstream G450, G550 and G650ER for the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong . 

“It is my pleasure to continue providing Metrojet clients with safe and quality operations. I believe my extensive experience in operating large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft for over 22 years will add value to the Metrojet fleet and bring practical insights to the aircraft operations and management services,” said Captain Stewart Borg, Metrojet’s Director, Flight Operations.

Established in 1997, Metrojet pioneered business aviation services in Hong Kong and remains one of the most renowned safety and customer-focussed business jet operators and maintenance providers in the Asia Pacific. Metrojet upholds an uncompromised reputation for service excellence, safety, quality and efficiency in providing its aircraft management, maintenance, and aviation consultancy services.

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