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Ground Handling : FOREIGNERS DEPART MANILA FOR MALAYSIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND ZIMBABWE

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FOREIGNERS DEPART MANILA FOR MALAYSIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND ZIMBABWE
June 25, 2020

Committed in providing service to the world during these challenging times, Ages Aviation Center, Inc. provided service to a chartered Boeing 767 Air Zimbabwe aircraft last Thursday aiding nationals from Malaysia, South Africa and Zimbabwe who were still in the Philippines, to go home after the Philippines closed its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ages provided full passenger handling services—which included special arrangements for check-in counters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1, assisting passengers through the departure clearing and health screening process in addition to gate arrangements for passenger aircraft boarding. Because of safety protocols set by the carrier, Ages made special arrangements by request for passengers to board through the aircraft rear door while following the guidelines of the Philippine Government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infections Diseases (AITF-EID).

Upholding its commitment to ensuring efficient and effective ground handling services despite unique conditions, Ages is privileged to provide this exclusive service to Air Zimbabwe and its passengers. We wish them well on their journey home.

Ground Handling : COVID-19 TEST KITS AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ARRIVE IN MANILA

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COVID-19 TEST KITS AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ARRIVE IN MANILA
MAY 9 & 10, 2020

CHINA has donated another set of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) test kits and protective equipment to the Philippines, according to the Chinese Embassy in Manila who shared the information to the media last Sunday.

The donation included 150,000 testing kits, 100 ventilators, 70,000 medical protective suits, 70,000 N95 medical masks, 1.3 million surgical masks and 70,000 medical protective goggles.

“We hope these urgently-needed medical supplies could be allotted to the frontliners as soon as possible,” Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, Huang Xilian, expressed.

Ages Aviation provided cargo handling service to Juneyao Airlines’ cargo-only flights from Shanghai to Manila—and with 40 years of experience in the industry, Ages arranged swift offloading of these COVID-19 test kits and protective equipment from the aircraft cabin and delivered it straight to the warehouse where the Department of Health (DOH) was able to properly receive the items for immediate distribution.

Ages is one with the world in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Unparalleled service to assisting everyone else in keeping healthy and safe.

Ground Handling: COVID-19 REPATRIATION FLIGHT

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COVID-19 REPATRIATION FLIGHT
April 4, 2020

AGES Aviaton Center, Inc. takes part in the government’s formidable effort in bringing over 200 Filipinos back home from Spain.

Manila, Philippines — A repatriation flight to bring back more than 200 overseas Filipino workers home was spearheaded by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Philippine Embassy in Spain and in coordination with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in an endeavor to give fellow countrymen safe refuge from the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

AGES Aviation Center, Inc. was one of the local agencies to lend their services in coordinating the arrangements for these seafarers to return to their homeland, each of whom underwent the appropriate medical protocols as required by the Department of Health (DOH), and are currently carrying out the mandatory quarantine period expected from all incoming travelers.

Together with representatives from the DFA, DOH, OWWA, Department of Tourism, Bureau of Quaratine, and the Manila International Airport Authority, we’re blessed to have welcomed our fellow Filipinos back home safe and sound. AGES is once again honored and privileged to be extended with the trust that came with this enormous feat, as we work together to #HealAsOne

Dave Chappelle LIVE in Manila

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Dave Chappelle LIVE in Manila
January 14-15, 2020

American actor and comedian Dave Chappelle brought his award-winning stand-up comedy show to Manila for the first time to The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino last January 14 and 15, 2020

For the past four years, the 46-year old writer-producer has performed in over 1,600 shows worldwide. The comic has five Netflix comedy specials, his latest one being the Grammy-nominated Sticks and Stones. The Art of Spin, Deep in the Heart of Texas, Equanimity, and The Bird Revelations each bagged a Grammy award for Best Comedy Album in 2018 and 2019.

Ages is honored to have been of service to Mr. Chappelle and his family who arrived in Manila days before his show to enjoy one of the Philippines’ renowned beaches. Mr. Chappelle arrived on a private Bombardier Global Express that was parked at the Balagbag “AGES” Ramp which is a stone’s throw away from the Ages lounge where he and his guests could relax and wait prior to their flight.

Mr. Chappelle’s aircraft was on the ground when Taal Volcano erupted and was at one point covered with ash from the eruption. Ages provided complete aircraft exterior washing to the GLEX and ensured that it was free and clear from all residue as a result of the ashfall in time for Mr. Chappelle’s early departure from Manila after his show.

It was both a pleasure and privilege being of service to this Emmy-winning celebrity.

His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei arrives in Manila

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His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei arrives in Manila
November 30 – December 1, 2019

Brunei’s Sultan and Prime Minister Hassanal Bolkiah arrived in Manila Saturday morning, for a 2-day official visit.

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The Sultan also joined President Rodrigo Duterte during the opening ceremonies of the Southeast Asian Games at the Philippine Arena.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez welcomed the monarch to the Philippines at the Balagbag “AGES” Ramp and saw him off the following day.

It was an honor once again to be of service to His Majesty the Sultan’s Flight (HMSF)—AGES was even more honored to provide full VVIP ground handling services to His Majesty who flew his own Boeing 787 to and from MNL/RPLL.

It was a privilege for AGES to have hosted members of both the Philippine Government and the Brunei Embassy in Manila at the Ages lounge during the occasion. The Ages lounge has become the second home of the Brunei Embassy Manila these past few weeks while receiving members of the Royal family who are participating in the SEA Games.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Esper visits Manila

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Esper visits Manila
18-19 November 2019

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited the Philippines for the first time as Defense Secretary to reaffirm the steadfast and enduring U.S. – Philippine alliance.

While in the Philippines, Secretary Esper together with U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Mr. Sung Kim, met with the Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin, Jr., to discuss the importance of our broad bilateral relationship in the Indo-Pacific region.

During his trip, Secretary Esper also visited the Manila American Cemetery, where he participated in a wreath-laying ceremony, as well as Camp Aguinaldo, where he met with U.S. service members currently in the Philippines.

Ages Aviation Center, Inc. is honored to have provided service to the Secretary of Defense’s Boeing B-757 aircraft. The crew of the B-757, who have now become frequent clients of Ages, were provided with the “expeditious and thorough handling” service as the Pilot-in-command eloquently expressed in his thank you e-mail to Ages’ General Manager.

The Ages lounge took on the role as the host nations staging area, where guests from the U.S. Embassy Manila and various branches of the Philippine Government met and waited for Secretary Esper’s arrival and later departure.

David Beckham visits Manila

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David Beckham visits Manila
October 12-14, 2019

English football superstar David Beckham arrived in Manila on October 12, 2019 aboard a private Gulfstream 550 at the Balagbag “AGES” Ramp for the AIA Philam Life #LiveBetter Expo that was held at Enderun Colleges in Taguig last October 13, 2019.

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The former professional footballer was a member of the LA Galaxy squad that visited in Manila in 2011 to play against the Philippine Azkals, where it became one of the most watched football matches in country.

In 2014, Beckham jetted to Tacloban to visit the typhoon Haiyan surivors as a goodwill ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund.

Ages Aviation Center, Inc. is honored to be speficially selected as FBO and Business Aviation Handling Agent (BAHA) for this high profile visit. Beckham departed from AGES on October 14, 2019 where he was kind enough to share a few minutes with our General Manager who thanked him for again visiting the Philippines. #AgesAviation #Businessjets #VIPflights

JAPAN AIR SELF-DEFENSE FORCE (JASDF)

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JAPAN AIR SELF-DEFENSE FORCE (JASDF) visit Clark Air Force Base
July 22-25, 2019

The JASDF C-1 transport departed from Japan, Iruma Air Base and arrived in Philippine Air Forces’ Clark Air Base last July 22, 2019. During the visit, the C-1 crew conducted a unit-to-unit exchange with the Philippine Air Force that included a trip to neighbouring Cebu, Benito Ebuen Air Base.

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The Kawasaki C-1 is a twin-engined short-range military transport aircraft, used by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF). Development began in 1966 as the JASDF sought to replace its aging World War II–era Curtiss C-46 Commandos. Production commenced in 1971, and the aircraft remains in service. The Kawasaki C-1 has been in use since 1974 but will be replaced by the new Kawasaki C-2, which is larger, can lift three times the weight and has a longer range.

Ages Aviation Center, Inc. provided complete ground handling service in both Clark (CRK/RPLC) and Cebu (CEB/RPVM) to the JASDF C-1. Other services provided were direct bus transfer from aircraft to hotel and vice versa for the 21 crew members and 8 military passengers.

It was also the first official endeavour of incoming JASDF Attache Col. Yu Nakano who takes over the Philippine Defense Attache post from the outgoing incumbent, Col. Kazunobu Akutsu to the Philippines.

US Pacific Air Force Commander visits the Philippines

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Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jf. US Pacific Air Force Commander visits the Philippines
May 15-17, 2019

The commander of the US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., traveled to the Philippines from May 15 to 17 to meet with senior officials from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

This was Gen. Brown’s visit was his first to the Philippines since taking command of PACAF, the air component command of the Indo-Pacific Command. The visit reinforces the US Air Force’s commitment to its bilateral relationship with the Philippine Air Force.

During his visit to Manila, Ages Aviation Center, Inc. provided full ground handling service to the General’s C-37. The U.S. Air Force C-37 is based upon the high-altitude, intercontinental Gulfstream V aircraft, capable of cruise operations from 41,000 to 51,000 feet.

Balikatan 2019

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Balikatan 2019
April 1-12, 2019

Over 7,500 military troopers from the Philippines, the United States and Australia took part in this year’s Balikatan exercises in Northern and Southern Luzon as its 35th iteration evolved from a bilateral to a multilateral activity.

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The term ‘Balikatan,’ translates from the Tagalog phrase that means ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ or ‘sharing the load together,’ characterizes the spirit of the exercise and represents the partnership between the U.S. military and the Philippines.

AGES Aviation Center, Inc. is honored to have once again been a part of the success of this year’s exercises and continues to support the steadfast relationship between the participating countries.

Below: Members of the Balikatan including Generals Smith and McPhillips together with our GM Christopher Salonga take a minute to cap off the 2019 exercises. #AgesAviation #AGESatyourservice