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PhilJets expands its operations with an acquisition of two brand new H130 helicopters

  Since its inception, three and half years ago, PhilJets, the aviation start-up is pursuing its growth and its objective to develop aerospace, aviation and tourism in the Philippines while contributing its share to develop the country image and aviation standards. Over the years, PhilJets started to assert itself and gain credibility towards major market leaders and actors through strong partnerships, as with Jewelmer, Grab with the GrabHeli or more recently with Citibank for the launch of their Citi Prestige credit cards. PhilJets also set up a complete & diversified aviation strategy with strong connections not only with worldwide manufacturers but also with worldwide players. Thanks to the increased customer’s confidence, the company is growing and now aims at covering the whole archipelago. Indeed, before the year ends, PhilJets will welcome a new helicopter H130, previously ordered in January whose delivery is planned for October. This will be PhilJets’ 5th helicopter under its AOC fleet and its 4th Brand New H130 under operations. The company, has recently placed a new order for 2 additional H130 this September from Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia, the subsidiary of Airbus Group. The H130 helicopter is one of the best on the market for corporate and tourism, as it is a lightweight helicopter tailored for passenger transportation, sightseeing, aerial survey as well as medical airlift. These helicopters will be operated by PhilJets Aero Charter Corp, the group air transport subsidiary, in order to sustain the company activities growth over the country. With these new acquisitions, PhilJets Group is strengthening its fleet size that will reach 7 helicopters with 6 under its AOC – the Air Operator Certificate. This purchase underlines PhilJets confidence in the continuing growth of the Philippine helicopter market,...

PhilJets Father’s Day Promo

PhilJets launched a mini-campaign for fathers and their families who had wanted to give their old man a different kind of experience on their special day. Stay tuned for more promos like this...

PhilJets joined French Tech Phil – the Start Up ecosystem

Manila, April 19th 2016, !!Δ Article wrote in French FRENCH TECH – Le réseau arrive aux Philippines Le mercredi 9 mars dernier, La French Tech aux Philippines a été inaugurée à la Résidence de l’Ambassadeur de France. 22 entrepreneurs français se sont réunis à cette occasion autour de la table de l’Ambassadeur, son excellence Thierry Matou.    La French Tech, l’écosystème des start-up françaises La French Tech est un label qui regroupe dans un même écosystème tous ceux qui travaillent dans ou pour les start-up françaises en France ou à l’étranger. Les entrepreneurs en premier lieu mais aussi des investisseurs, ingénieurs, designers, développeurs, associations, grands groupes, médias, opérateurs publics… qui s’engagent pour la croissance des start-up d’une part et leur rayonnement international d’autre part. L’initiative French Tech impulse une dynamique collective avec l’objectif de placer la France parmi les grandes startup nations. Les startups championnes de demain seront créatrices de valeur économique et d’emplois. Environnement Selon les informations relayées par Business France, les Philippines comptent plus de 7000 iles sur lesquelles vit la 2ème plus grande population anglophone mondiale. Entouré par Taïwan, Honk-Kong, Ho Chi Minh et Singapour, le pays enregistre aujourd’hui le plus fort taux de croissance de l’ASEAN dont il est membre. Avec plus de 100 millions d’habitants, la main d’œuvre philippine est qualifiée, flexible et à bas prix. Les fondamentaux économiques du pays ont été reconnus par les Nations Unies pour leur solidité et durabilité. L’attractivité est forte et le pays s’est aujourd’hui converti en un terrain de jeu pour les entrepreneurs du monde entier. Longtemps 1er exportateurs de composants électroniques et fort de précieuses compétences...
Media Coverage -RAPPLER -PhilJets & GrabTaxi launched GrabHeli

Media Coverage -RAPPLER -PhilJets & GrabTaxi launched GrabHeli

PhilJets & Grab Taxi launched Grab Heli The chopper service is the newest offer of the ride-hailing app company By Chrisee Dela Pz/Rapple—November 24th 2015 http://www.rappler.com/business/industries/215-tech-biz/113909-grab-taxi-ph-grabheli-grabpay NEW CHOPPER SERVICE. GrabTaxi’s pre-booking chopper service GrabHeli, which is in its beta stage, will be on trial for 3 months. MANILA, Philippines – On-demand ride-hailing app company GrabTaxi on Tuesday, November 24 launched two new services in the Philippines: card payment option GrabPay and chopper service GrabHeli. GrabCar, which became the first ride-sharing app to accept cash transactions for rides, has added credit and debit cards to its payment options. Passengers of GrabCar, GrabCar+, and GrabHeli now have the option to pay with their credit or debit cards through GrabPay. “Now that we’ve established the brand, we want to be able to reach out to the credit card users and make the app accessible to virtually anyone with a smartphone,” Khriztina Lim, country head of Marketing for GrabTaxi Philippines, told reporters on the sidelines of a launch in Pasay City. To register, GrabTaxi passengers need to enter their credit or debit card details in the payment section of the settings, wait for approval, and when they book rides, they will be able to select the newest payment option. EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP. ‘We are very happy to partner with GrabTaxi Philippines,’ PhilJets’ Thierry Tea (right) says. GrabTaxi partners with PhilJets GrabTaxi also formally introduced its exclusive partnership with PhilJets for its pre-booking chopper service GrabHeli. GrabHeli, a pre-booking helicopter service, is the ride-hailing app’s latest innovation, which is in its beta stage and will be tested for 3 months. PhilJets, meanwhile, is providing helicopters and...
Media Coverage – Corporate Jet Investor – PhilJets’ AMO

Media Coverage – Corporate Jet Investor – PhilJets’ AMO

PhilJets gains AMO license By Terry Spruce — July 29, 2015 http://corporatejetinvestor.com/articles/philjets-gains-amo-license-310/ PhilJets has obtained its Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) licence. The company is now certificated to service commercially or privately operated aircraft in the Philippines. Thierry Tea, managing director of PhilJets Group said: “This new license represents another step forward for PhilJets in its goal to develop a nose-to-tail approach to Aviation services in the Philippines and for all its customers.” In parallel of this certification, PhilJets also renewed this year its AMDC license (Aircraft Material Distributor Certificate). The company wants to further expand its spare partsactivities around Asia & especially in the ASEAN area. PhilJets Group has recently taken delivery of a new Robinson R44 helicopter that will complement its two H130 (formerly EC130T2) and one AS350B2 helicopters. Michiko Soriano, business development manager of PhilJets Groupadded: “This new aircraft provides an excellent reliability, responsive handling, and flexibility, making it, an ideal light helicopter for private, business, and tourism applications.” The company plans to build its own MRO workshop in the...
PHILJETS “ON THE RUNWAY” – ASBAA interview

PHILJETS “ON THE RUNWAY” – ASBAA interview

PHILJETS “ON THE RUNWAY” – ASBAA Interview with Mr. Thierry Tea – Founder & CEO, PhilJets Group Read the complete interview on : http://asbaa.org/philjets-on-the-runway/ Can you briefly introduce your company ?   PhilJets Group is an aviation solution group that comprises of PhilJets Aero Services, PhilJets Aero Charter, Fly N Dine Canteen, and Starline Global Industries. For Business Aviation, PhilJets Aero Services’ scope ranges from distribution of products such as spare parts, consumables, and aviation products, to provision services including representation, maintenance and repair, advisory, and aircrafts sales. PhilJets Aero Charter is active in aircraft management, ground handling, time share, fractional ownership, charter services and helicopter tours. We started from ground zero merely two years ago, and now PhilJets has grown its helicopter business to a USD 10 million solid practice, and had successfully taken part in 15 aircraft sales transactions. What’s the latest from your company? PhilJets Aero Services most recently received its AMO License, paving the way for the development of our MRO capabilities. We are developing our work in the Philippines, whereby we are bringing two small planes, (the Beechcraft Bonanza) for use by clients in the Provinces. For Manila-based clients, we’re working towards bringing in the bigger models such as the Bombardier LearJet 75 and Global 6000, to the market. We have recently confirmed an order for one brand new H130 (ex EC130T2), to add to our current helicopter fleet, now comprising of three Airbus Helicopters, including two H130, one AS350B2, and one Robinson R44. In terms of next steps, we will first focus mainly on talent development as this is fundamental to the future development and growth...
Media Coverage-Vertical Mag – 1-stop shop approach to Aviation Services

Media Coverage-Vertical Mag – 1-stop shop approach to Aviation Services

2015, July 27th By Vertical Mag PhilJets moves one step closer to its one-stop shop approach to aviation services PhilJets Group Press Release In early July 2015, PhilJets successfully obtained its Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) license which allows the company to service aircraft directly in-house, and provide the complete range of services an aviation firm can offer.
It’s the first year PhilJets has obtained the AMO certificate. This official license is issued and certified by the Civil Aviation Authorities of the Philippines, and it authorizes the company to engage and perform maintenance work and modification on commercially or privately operated aircrafts. Thierry Tea, managing director of PhilJets Group explains “this new license represents another step forward for PhilJets in its goal to develop a nose-to-tail approach to aviation services in the Philippines and for all its customers.”   In parallel of this certification, PhilJets also renewed this year its Aircraft Material Distributor Certificate (AMDC) license. The company wants to further expand its spare parts activities around Asia and especially in the ASEAN area, by importing aircraft spare parts and consumables, and thus service the Asian market needs for replacement components, both for commercial aviation and business aviation clients. Moreover, by strengthening aircraft management services as its core business, PhilJets Group takes part in all stages of the business aviation cycle, throughout the life of an aircraft: from consulting, sales and importation, to operations, maintenance, spare parts procurement and servicing. The company can now provide expert aircraft maintenance and repairs, efficient services, spare parts sales for aircrafts to its customers and other aviation industry actors.   It illustrates the wish for...
Media Coverage- Manila Standard – PhilJets AMO

Media Coverage- Manila Standard – PhilJets AMO

PhilJets obtains its first AMO license MEDIA COVERAGE, Manila Standard By MST Business | Jul. 30, 2015 at 11:20pm   PhilJets successfully obtained an aircraft maintenance organization license in early July, allowing the company to service aircraft directly in-house and provide a complete range of services an aviation firm can offer. It’s the first year that PhilJets obtained the AMO certificate. The official license, issued and certified by the Civil Aviation Authorities of the Philippines, authorizes the company to engage and perform maintenance work and modification on commercially or privately operated aircrafts. “This new license represents another step forward for PhilJets in its goal to develop a nose-to-tail approach to Aviation services in the Philippines and for all its customers,” said PhilJets managing director Thierry Tea. In parallel of this certification, PhilJets also renewed this year its aircraft material distributor certificate. The company wants to further expand its spare parts activities around Asia and especially in the Asean region, by importing aircraft spare parts and consumables, and thus service the Asian market needs for replacement components, both for commercial aviation and business aviation clients. PhilJets said by strengthening aircraft management services as its core business, it takes part in all stages of the business aviation cycle, throughout the life of an aircraft from consulting, sales and importation, to operations, maintenance, spare parts procurement and servicing. The company can now provide expert aircraft maintenance and repairs, efficient services, spare parts sales for aircrafts to its customers and other aviation industry’ actors.The company said it illustrates the wish for PhilJets to better understand, help and accompany its customers, both current partners and...
Media Coverage – MANILA STANDARD -Aviation’s cup of Tea

Media Coverage – MANILA STANDARD -Aviation’s cup of Tea

MANILA, Philippines, June 7th 2015, Bing Parel for the Manila Standard Aviation’s cup of TEA He may have been “Paris made and Paris born,” but FrenchCambodian Thierry Tea does more than the average Filipino when it comes to promoting the image of the Philippines as a strong aviation country and a great tourist destination. The founder and managing director of PhilJets Group – an aviation solutions and services firm – Thierry started out with Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) when he was just in his twenties, handling helicopter sales in Hong Kong, Palau, Micronesia and the Asia Pacific region including the Philippines. In just a few years, he got appointed as president and CEO of Airbus Philippines then became head of the Airbus Group that also handled the sale of aircraft to the Philippines. “I sold about 40 helicopters in a span of eight years, and the last deal I did was the sale of 70 Airbus aircraft to Philippine Airlines two years ago. Then I decided to leave the Group to put up my own business,” the 34 years old, Thierry shares. Now on its third year, PhilJets is fast developing a reputation as a one stop company for aerospace needs, providing higher than average service that is at par with international standards. “We try to provide the answer to the needs of the clients and we find ways to accommodate them,” the young entrepreneur laughs, joking that the clients are spared the headaches because he’s the one who gets them. “We have different activities. One is to provide support to airlines like PAL, Cebu Pacific and others through sales of spare parts. We also do aircraft sales consulting as well as provide aircraft management and chartering services,” the multilingual Tea (he speaks French, English, Chinese and Khmer) says, adding that part of what PhilJets...