PhilJets in its objective to continue develop aerospace, aviation and tourism in the Philippines while contributing to develop the image of the country to the world, is pursuing its growth. Indeed, since its inception 3 and a half years ago, the aviation startup has grown to a complete diversified aviation company with strong connections not only with worldwide manufacturers but also with worldwide players. Before the year ends, Philjets ordered two new helicopters and is currently awaiting for its delivery this December and first quarter of next year respectively.
The company that counts a fleet of 5 helicopters has ordered 2 more H130 from Airbus Helicopters, the subsidiary of Airbus Group. The helicopter is one of the best on the market for corporate and tourism. The H130 is a lightweight helicopter tailored for passenger transportation, sightseeing, aerial survey and VIP duties, as well as medical airlift. As a multi-role rotorcraft, the H130 has a spacious cabin for one pilot and up to seven passengers, depending on the configuration.
With 5 Airbus Helicopters currently under its fleet, and the upcoming orders of 1 Bell 505 and H130 to be delivered by October, PhilJets is positioning itself as a solid player looking at long term growth. CEO and Founder of Philjets, Mr. Thierry Tea shares “We started from scratch, bought a company that we had to turn around, kept the employees and we managed to grow step by step, by adding strong aviation experienced professionals that came back from overseas (Angola, Singapore, Thailand for example), to the team. It took 3 years to build a solid team mixed with 10% French and 90% Filipino. “
PhilJets is also appreciative of the initiatives from the new Government, and wish to contribute its small share to position the Philippines as a regional player when it comes to Aviation and Aerospace. The company also has invested into WeCube Inc, a local incubator to help startups.
Further, PhilJets became member of Makati Business Club, Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Philippines France Business Council. It is also member of Asian Business Aviation Association and Aerospace Industry Association of the Philippines. They are also working with DTI and AIAP on the development of MRO in the Philippines. Lastly, Philjets also supports the government in its mission to make Philippines the new aviation hub in Asia.