06 April 2014

Aviation Concepts adds a corporate 757 to its growing fleet in Subic Bay

Aviation Concepts Incorporated (ACI) is expanding its managed fleet at the Subic Bay International Airport with the addition of a Corporate 757 aircraft.

The Boeing 757 will be operated as a private category aircraft and will perform VIP flights. ACI will provide full operational support, with Aviation Concepts Technical Services, Incorporated (ACTSI) handling hangarage, maintenance, and cleaning for this aircraft.

Terry Habeck, Chief Excutive Officer of both companies said the addition of the Boeing 757 corporate aircraft is an exciting opportunity for ACI.

"We have the infrastructure and resources in place to safely support the operations and maintenance of this aircraft. Our Subic Bay, Philippines facility was once home to the United States Navy and then Federal Express. The 757 will fit easily in one fifth of our hangar, leaving ample room for additional aircraft. The close proximity to Hong Kong and lower costs has given Subic Bay a regional advantage over other airports," Habeck said.

Habeck pointed out that clients wanting an alternative to the overcrowded and expensive China and Hong Kong airports have found Subic Bay to be an aviation paradise and a great solution for their aviation needs. "The environment in Hong Kong and many Mainland China airports is corrosive due to pollution and acid rain."

The Group has seen continuous growth in both in operations and maintenance. "We have the only business jet facility in Asia that can easily house a large aircraft such as this Corporate 757. Our highly trained and experienced engineers and ground staff will perform the maintenance and cleaning onsite, which will save the owner a tremendous amount of time and money," Habeck added.

ACI/ACTSI currently has hangars in Guam, USA, Tokyo, Japan, and Subic Bay, Philippines, as well as operations offices in Manila and Hong Kong.

ACI anticipates further growth in both the private and charter fleets. The company moved its headquarters from Southern California to Asia nearly 15 years ago in anticipation of the regional growth.

ACI has managed aircraft based all over Asia and has formed relationships and partnerships that continue to support the company's vision for world-class service and in keeping with industry best practices. The company has a robust safety management system that underscores our commitment to keeping clients, staff and industry colleagues safe and secure.

ACTSI provides a level of service that is based upon proactive and preventive maintenance support that is difficult to obtain in Asia. ACTSI also offers long term hangarage for the ultimate in asset protection for less the cost of parking outside in Hong Kong and China. The cost of moving an aircraft to Subic Bay for maintenance or hangarage is often offset by pure saving alone.