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...
Media Coverage – PH News Today- Philjets optimistic with aerospace industry

Media Coverage – PH News Today- Philjets optimistic with aerospace industry

MANILA, Philippines, March 27th 2015 By Kris M. Crismundo, PHILIPPINES NEWS TODAY see more at : http://www.philippinestoday.net/archives/19608 PHILJETS OPTIMISTIC WITH AEROSPACE INDUSTRY MANILA, March 27 (PNA) — Local aerospace industry player, Philjets Group, is optimistic with the aerospace industry in the country as it eyes to double its sales this 2015, by investing in a new hangar and putting up a school or training center in the country in the coming years. Philjets managing director Thierry Tea told reporters Friday that the company is now expanding its capacity and will soon be investing for its third hangar. The company is looking to putting up its third facility in Cebu or Davao.Currently, the firm has two hangars in Manila International Airport (MIA) in Pasay City since it started its operation in January 2013 Further, Philjets marketing manager Boris Chevreau also said that they expect to double revenue by end2015 to Php50 million to Php60 million from Php25 million to Php30 million at end2014. The latter value was the same revenue level during its first year of operation. “We don’t expect a big revenue during our first year [of operation] since we focus on developing the company, our services, and safety of our aircrafts,” Chevreau said. He said this year will be the kick off of the robust business with the new charter flight service offered by the company. Recently, Philjets launched its tour packages including Manila, Banaue Rice Terraces, Punta Fuego, Mount Pinatubo, Taal Volcano, and Corregidor Island. “Aside from tour packages, Chevreau said there is also an increasing demand for business to business charter services. Philjets’ aircrafts are rented for carrying cargos as well as transporting persons and VIPs”. Among the...
Media Coverage – The Inquirer – PhilJets offers aerial tours of PH tourist spots

Media Coverage – The Inquirer – PhilJets offers aerial tours of PH tourist spots

MANILA, Philippines, April 1st 2015 By Matikas Santos, THE INQUIRER PhilJet offers aerial tours of PH tourist spots There is a new way to explore the natural beauty of the Philippines–through a majestic helicopter ride. Aviation services company PhilJets announced Friday March 27, 2015 that it is offering helicopter tour packages of famous tourist destinations in the Philippines such as Mount Pinatubo, Corregidor, Taal Volcano,Banaue Rice Terraces and Punta Fuego, Batangas. “We want to promote the Philippines and promote aviation because we are aviation enthusiasts and we believe the Philippines has a lot of wonders to offer,” Thierry Tea, Managing Director of PhilJets said in an interview. “We created tours to Corregidor, Banaue Rice Terraces, Mount Pinatubo (because) our objective is to show to the outside world that when you come to the Philippines, you can have an incredible experience,” he said. Some tour packages are already complete such as the Corregidor Land Tour which includes the helicopter trip to and from the island and a three-hour land tour with guide and jeepney ride. Up to six people can be included in each tour through PhilJets’ Airbus EC130 T2 helicopters that have just been imported into the country from France. Members of the media were given a free aerial tour around the ManilaBay area. The convenience, luxury, and spectacular aerial vistas of a helicopter tour, however, do not come cheap. The most affordable tour, a 30-minute fly around the Manila and Makati cities, costs around P57,000. A helicopter trip to Banaue Rice Terraces costs P300,000 for six people, inclusive of two hours parking and the landing fee. Asked if the Philippine market was ready for such expensive aerial tour...