Hong Kong-based Metrojet Limited, a premium business aviation service provider being part of the Kadoorie Group, welcomes Captain Kobus Swart as Director of Flight Operations effective 2 December 2019. Kobus will oversee all aspects of Metrojet’s flight operations, including the management of flight and cabin crew, flight dispatch and training.
Kobus started his aviation career as a pilot in the South African Air Force flying jets and helicopters. With more than 37 years of aviation experience in Flight Operations, Training and Quality & Safety, he has gained extensive knowledge operating in various global locations, coordinating and working with different regulatory authorities and registries. Prior to joining Metrojet, Kobus has previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Director Operations at TAG Aviation Asia and Hongkong Jet where he was responsible for the overall conduct of worldwide daily operations.
Mr. Denzil White, Managing Director, Aircraft Management and Charter of Metrojet said “We are extremely excited to have captured the interest of Captain Swart and look forward to making full use of his considerable qualifications and experience to enhance the safety, quality and efficiency of flight operations for our growing fleet of business jets.”
“As a pilot, a qualified Aircraft Accident & Incident Investigator and a recognised Aviation Safety Manager, I have no compromise to safety. I truly believe and agree with Metrojet that a ‘Just Culture’ brings open-minded practices to the whole company, for us to learn and understand how safety should prioritise everything in aviation,” commented Captain Kobus Swart, the new Director, Flight Operations of Metrojet.
Established in 1995, Metrojet pioneered business aviation services in Hong Kong and remains one of the most renowned safety and customer-focussed business jet operators and maintenance providers in Asia Pacific. The company provides all-inclusive aircraft management, maintenance and aviation consultancy services. “Evolving with you in mind” is Metrojet’s company service tagline.