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New hub for business aviation in the Asia Pacific region

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Dana Ermolenko
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Subic Bay International Airport will be transformed into a hub for business aviation in the Asia Pacific region.

Aviation Concepts Technical Services Inc. (ACTSI) – a business aviation services provider based in the Philippines – signed lease agreement with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

Under a 25-year partnership with the SBMA, ACTSI is committed to providing hangar parking, corporate jet Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) services and aircraft corrosion preventive solutions at SBIA, to ease the congested hangar parking and maintenance burdens in the region. Close to 18,000 square-meter ACTSI hangar facility is targeted to complete its premiere upgrade in the third quarter of 2019.

At the signing ceremony, SBMA’s Chairperson & Administrator Atty. Wilma “Amy” T. Eisma commented, “This is very exciting for SBIA and SBMA. With the added push coming from government, we will be able to jointly launch ACTSI’s services this year together with Subic Airport’s 24/7 capability.” ACTSI’s General Manger Mr. John O’Meara also said, “We are very delighted and optimistic in our partnership with the SBMA, helping it realize SBIA’s potential as a premiere hub for business aviation in Asia — servicing business jets around the region.”

The newly refurbished MRO hangar facility is set to meet standards of aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and clients’ expectations. As the former US Navy base, SBIA allows ACTSI’s large-sized aircraft users to enjoy the extensive runway length at 9,000 feet for easy take-offs and landings. The ACTSI Subic hangar facility has Part 145 approvals from Civil Aviation Authority of Cayman Islands and Bermuda, it is currently working towards expanding its capabilities to include an FAA 145 approval.

Based in the Philippines, ACTSI is led by Mr. John O’Meara, a former Gulfstream Test Pilot with over 40 years aviation experience and a team of certified engineers, dedicating their efforts to providing hangar parking, corporate jet maintenance services and aircraft corrosion solutions to clients within the Asia Pacific region.

About Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA)

The SBIA, located within the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines, was built in 1951 as the Naval Air Station Cubi Point of United States Navy. This was converted into a commercial airport under the SBMA and became the Asia One hub of Federal Express (FedEx) until 2009. The slot restriction free airport is only 1.5-hour flight time apart Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, and a mere 3-hour distance to key South East Asia Cities such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

About Aviation Concepts Technical Service Inc. (ACTSI)

The Philippines-based ACTSI aims to provide hangar parking, corporate jet maintenance services and aircraft corrosion solutions to clients in Asia Pacific region.

Leveraging from decades of experience in business aviation, Falconer Aircraft Management Inc established ACTSI as its maintenance arm. Falconer Aircraft Management Inc. is an affiliated company of publicly-listed International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and Bloomberry Resort and Hotels, Inc. (BRHI), engaging in business aircraft management solely for its internal clients.



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