Management

Thierry Tea

Thierry Tea

Managing Director

Some objectives: create value, build a legacy, sustain growth for the next generation, help people improve their lives, and bring more happiness.

With more than 10 years experience in the Aerospace industry including 9 years within the EADS Group, Thierry has founded PhilJets in late 2012.

Being the Founder and Managing Director of several companies in Asia, Thierry has proven to be an astute entrepreneur who acquired skills in setting up and developing companies, while managing the growth of his teams.

Previously, he has been the Head of EADS (Airbus Group) in the Philippines for 3 years and the President & CEO of Eurocopter Philippines for more than 5 years.

A member of the Philippines-France Business Council at the Makati Business Club, he has decided to invest and create value in the Philippines, and helped among other missions to lift the safety ban on Philippine Airlines flying into the European Union airspace.

A Foreign Trade Advisor for France, with an extensive network in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, Thierry is also learning to be a Private Helicopter Pilot. He speaks French, English, Chinese, Spanish, and Cambodian.

Matea Delen

Matea Delen

General Manager

Matea has been in aviation for 7 years, and has been the driving force of Zenith Air since 2008.

Concurrently, Head of Operations in PhilJets, she has been working with Thierry Tea long before its creation and has remained faithful to her strong values and the love for our company.She is also the person behind all our accreditations, and our expert on Air Transportation and Aerial Works in the Philippines.

With her thorough understanding of the needs of the Aerospace industry and her meticulous knowledge of our customers and partners, she remains one of the driving spirits of the firm

Sales & Charter Team

Joe Arcilla

Joe Arcilla

Sales Director

Joe combines more than 40 Years Aviation Experience. Former Sales & Marketing Manager for Pacific Jet Corp, the Cessna authorized Distributor for 25 years and Agusta Westland Distributor for 5 years, his strong expertise in Fixed Wings but also Jets and Helicopters makes him the mentor of our Sales team. He handled more than 200 aircrafts sales and purchases transactions, and benefits from a sharp knowledge of the Philippines’ regulations.

Geoffroy Cahen

Geoffroy Cahen

Sales Manager, Aircraft Sales & Services

Geoffroy joined PhilJets in 2015 to support Aircraft Sales for the group, and assist clients in their search for the right helicopter or jet. Service & result-driven, Geoffroy benefits from a good knowledge of the Filipino market, and a strong past experience in challenging companies and start-ups operating for various technical disciplines (Culinary Institute, Sustainable Lightning). Geoffroy is determined to satisfy the needs of our prospects with precision and the shortest response time.

Jeremy Lam

Jeremy Lam

Sales Manager, Commercial Aviation

As a french business-minded person coming from ESCE (France), Jeremy is the Commercial Aviation Sales Manager of PhilJets, handling AOG requirements for Cebu Pacific, among others. After his experience in Eurocopter Philippines, he joined PhilJets to handle Aircraft Sales first, before specializing in MRO Sales for our Commercial Aviation department. He embodies the youth and high responsiveness that PhilJets provides to its principals and customers alike.

Cherrylyn Fulgencio

Cherrylyn Fulgencio

Sales & Charter Service Manager

Previously working for Turbomeca, “Cheng” has a strong network among private aircraft owners and aerospace companies. She understands perfectly the needs of private owners and end-users alike, and shines for her people skills. In charge of Spare Part Sales for the company, she also supports Charter activities thanks to her close relationship with clients and partners altogether.

Augustus Elciario

Augustus Elciario

Sales Executive, Management & Charter Services

“Choy” joined PhilJets to fortify the Sales force of our Charter department. With more than 10 years experience in aviation, he became an expert of helicopter charter flights after a long period in Asian Aerospace, as the Team Leader of Green Heli Boracay.

Also well-versed with FBO and Cargo transport, thanks to his background at SEAIR and King Air FBO, his multi-tasking skills allow him to handle proper operations and accurate sales altogether.

Melinda Sabella

Melinda Sabella

Sales & Customer Services Executive

Melinda is in charge of PhilJets Sales & Customer Services, a fast-growing activity. She is working hand in hand with the Charter team to insure the clients the best flying experience in the Philippines. Thanks to an extensive professional experience in Customer Services for diverse international companies such as DHL, Aegis People Support or Teleperformance Philippines, Melinda handles now PhilJets CRM program (Customer Relationship Management) to provide our customers a qualified & personalized service.

Marketing & Business Development Team

Michiko Soriano

Michiko Soriano

Business Development Manager

Graduated with a BS Management degree from Ateneo de Manila University, Michiko is in charge of growing the presence of PhilJets in the Philippines and in the ASEAN. She creates sustainable partnerships with both private individuals and corporations for their helicopters and jets. Previously, she had handled sales and marketing in IT/Telecommunications, Luxury wine and spirits industries as well as project development for the Public-Private Partnership Center of the Republic of the Philippines.
Kitz Congmon

Kitz Congmon

Sales Account Manager

“Kitz” works as a VIP Agent for PhilJets, in particular for our Charter activities. With an extensive experience in diverse management and client-services working environments in the High Tech business, Finance and Real Estate sectors, her network and impeccable customer skills made her a natural addition to the Group. Committed to excellence, she handles some of our key accounts, making sure our recurrent customers get the extra care they deserve, and our products the standard this industry requires.

Astrid Calippe

Astrid Calippe

Marketing & Communication Manager

Astrid is the latest French executive to join PhilJets group.Previously working in Havas Media, the media division of a global marketing & communications group, she has experience in liquors and automotive industries that complement greatly the marketing team of PhilJets. Assisting the team on Digital operations and Media relations, she proves to be a driving force of PhilJets’ communication campaigns. She graduated with a Master in Strategy & Communication from Rouen Business School and also completed a Master degree in Management from ORT Montevideo, Uruguay.

Maintenance & Piloting

Noel Advincula

Noel Advincula

Quality Manager

Mang Noel is the most respected Technician in General Aviation Manila. Head of the Technical Record Division at PhilJets, and Quality Manager for our airline company, PhilJets ACC, he supervises all maintenance activities of the Group, with a special care on the technical records and documentation of our AOC. As the current Lead Technical Representative of Turbomeca in the Philippines, your asset is taken care of by the best engine maintenance director in the Philippines.

Philippe Journeau

Philippe Journeau

Technical Advisor

With more than 41 years of experience in the Aviation World, Philippe is a highly reputed aviation professional who works in thirty different countries around the world. As Senior Technical Advisor for PhilJets Group, he ensures the implementation & coordination of PhilJets MRO Services. Philippe worked for 30 years as Line Maintenance & Fly-along Engineer at Air France Group before joining Airbus S.A.S, where he was, for the past decade, the Senior Representative for all safety affairs & partnership relationships in the ASEAN region. He held various positions in the Maintenance & Engineering sector before being in charge of the Customer Services Units & Support programs.
Alfredo Laureles

Alfredo Laureles

Director of Maintenance

A reputable Engineer, Fred has been the Director of Maintenance for Bendice Transportation Management, a prominent Helicopter Operator in the Philippines. With a strong proficiency in the Ecureuil Family helicopter type, Fred is in charge of overseeing all the maintenance activities of PhilJets and Zenith Air: he carries out daily upkeep, control checks and repairs on all our rotorcrafts. As the fleet official manager, he is a maintenance virtuoso devoted to pamper aircrafts the most fervent way.

Capt. Luigi Diano

Capt. Luigi Diano

Chief Pilot

With more than 3000 flight hours, “Louie” is a former Airforce experienced pilot with history in Military Combat, Geological Survey Mapping for Mining companies, and Corporate piloting. Captain Diano is definitely the pilot you can entrust your life with, with 0 accident record history and impeccable flying skills.

Capt. Perfecto Marin

Capt. Perfecto Marin

Chief Pilot

With close to 6000 flying hours on single and twin engine helicopters, Capt. Marin is a very experienced pilot with excellent people skills. A former pilot for both the Airforce and the Philippine National Police, with a long commercial career abroad, working in Caverton Helicopters Nigeria, “Perry” is an exemplary captain and the best choice for our newest aircrafts.

Captain Antonio Ruba

Captain Antonio Ruba

Director of Operations

Captain Ruba, despite being the youngest pilot in PhilJets, has an impressive background in helicopter flying. Previously a pilot for the United Nations, he was part of various Stabilization and peace-keeping missions of the famous intergovernmental organization in both Congo and Sierra Leon. Former PAF pilot, he also has commercial experience both in helicopters and planes (Boeing 747). He acts as Director of Operations for our Charter company, PhilJets ACC.