Advantages of Owning a Private Aircraft

Advantages of Owning a Private Aircraft

  The most common notion of owning a private aircraft is that it is too expensive. While it’s understandable for many to think as such, owning a private aircraft proves to be a good investment in the long run. Aircraft acquisition is no longer just an asinine binge that only a handful of high rollers have access to. Today, a private aircraft is now considered as a travel necessity, as more and more people are realizing the gist of its advantages for both personal and productive use. Here are a number of benefits of acquiring a private aircraft: Time is Gold Time is always of the essence for most, if not all c-suites, public officials, and VIPs. Punctuality and promptness are qualities that have contributed greatly to their success. For the movers & shakers, every second counts. Going through all the hassles of dealing with long airport queues or delayed flights will be the last thing a businessperson can afford. In order to achieve more, time management is critical. With a private jet, flight schedule entanglements will be one less of a travel concern. Another factor that needs to be taken into consideration when traveling is the grueling traffic situation of the metro. With a helicopter, it would only take 30 minutes for a passenger to go from say, Manila to Clark, as opposed to the usual 3-hour drive. These conveniences provide on-the-go executives the extra time they need for family bonding, or for squeezing in another meeting and potentially close a business deal. Comfort and Convenience Private jet interiors can be designed according to the owner’s in-flight comfort and...

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...