The Leather Institute is headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey, with over 70 Aviation Authorised Service Centres worldwide, from New York to Singapore, serving the business jet market.

“We are delighted to partner with The Leather Institute to offer their outstanding craftsmanship and services to Metrojet’s customers,” said Steve Hughes, Metrojet’s Director of Maintenance & Engineering.

“Metrojet will be the first exclusive Asia-based business aircraft maintenance company with the ability to provide interior care services to business jets in Hong Kong, China Zhuhai, Macau, the Philippines and India.”

Chairman of The Leather Institute Patrick Dorgan said: “Our new affiliate agreement with Metrojet provides an opportunity to expand our Asia presence and services to both private and corporate business aircraft owners in the region, in conjunction with a company that enjoys a heritage of outstanding service quality and highest reputation.”    

The agreement is the latest in a series of recent Metrojet development and expansion plans which include a joint-venture agreement with Zhuhai Hanxing General Aviation to create Metrojet Hanxing with a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility, located at Zhuhai Airport, with over 15,000 sq ft of hanger space, workshops and storage facilities, representing Metrojet’s first operations in the rapidly growing China business aviation market.

As part of an on-going international expansion programme, Metrojet has also opened a maintenance facility, Metrojet Engineering Clark. within the Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines and established a joint venture with India-based Taj Air to establish TajAir Metrojet Aviation in Mumbai, offering maintenance services to the growing Indian business aviation market.  

Established in 1995, Metrojet is a leading business jet operator and maintenance provider in Asia. The company offers comprehensive aircraft management, consultancy, maintenance and charter services and pioneered business aviation services in Hong Kong.