18 May 2021
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Skyways Technics Group to expand the maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) component of Subang Airport Regeneration plan.
In a statement today, MAHB said Skyways Technics Groups will be expanding its regional Asia Pacific hub at Subang Airport with a full-fledged MRO facilities.
MAHB head of KLIA Aeropolis Randhill Singh said Skyways Technics is a prominent international player in the industry for ATR and regional aircraft maintenance.
“Skyways Technics’ intention to continually expand its capabilities and grow in Southeast Asia is in complete alignment with our Subang Airport Regeneration strategy which seeks to position Subang Airport as the hub for turboprops in the Asia Pacific and meets the demands of ATR maintenance in the region,” he said.
The collaboration marks MAHB’ commitment to further strengthen Subang Airport’s position as a regional aviation and aerospace hub.
It also marks the confidence level of major global aerospace players such as Skyways Technics to expand its regional operation right here in Subang Airport.
With active engagements such as these under the five-year Subang Airport Regeneration initiatives, Subang Airport is poised to become Asia Pacific’s preferred MRO hub for ATR and regional aircraft, attracting RM1 billion in international and domestic investments, MAHB said.
The Danish company, with more than 30 years of experience in maintenance of regional aircraft such as ATR, aircraft component MRO services, and spare parts support, established its Asian headquarters outside of Denmark in Subang Airport back in 2014 with only a component repair workshop.
Randhill said the MRO activities in this region are set to grow by 150 per cent over the next 10 years totalling US$21.7 billion.
“Subang Airport is more than ready to host Skyways Technics Group’s expanded regional Asia Pacific hub that will leverage on ATR operators and MRO Centres, allowing it to cater to the region’s demand,” he said.
A current tenant at MRO Centre in Subang Airport, Skyways Technics is expanding its capabilities by positioning itself as a regional hub to mirror and further broaden its European expertise locally.
The global aerospace player is looking to establish hangars as well as grow its current component MRO workshops to a regional centre of excellence, offering a full range of MRO services including line and base, ad-hoc and aircraft on ground services focused on ATR and other regional aircraft.
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