16 February 2022
ASIA Digital Engineering (ADE), the engineering arm of Capital A, will be building integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities spanning over 380,000 sq ft at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The facilities will be built on 8.19ha of land located within the KLIA Aeronautical Support Zone 1 (ASZ 1) under Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) KLIA Aeropolis development.
The development will commence in mid-2022 and is expected to complete within two years.
ADE CEO Mahesh Kumar said the facilities will be able to provide heavy MRO services for up to 14 commercial aircraft at any time, including dedicated component workshops and a digital product development centre, making ADE the biggest MRO provider in Malaysia and one of the largest in the region.
“The new facility will be capable of handling both narrowbody and widebody aircraft, and we are keen to expand our capabilities beyond the current types of aircraft that we perform maintenance on,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Meanwhile, MAHB MD Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood said among the aims of the Aeropolis development is to realise Malaysia’s goal in becoming regional aerospace and cargo hubs.
“Towards this end, the KLIA ASZ 1 is a designated area focused on supporting critical aeronautical activities and operations of airlines and cargo operators.
“The presence of ADE at ASZ 1 further diversifies the capabilities and expertise available at KLIA. Additional job creation for high-level roles such as engineers and technical staff will also contribute towards stimulating the country’ economy,” he said.
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