SEPANG – Malaysia Airports is collaborating with Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), in line with its Subang Airport Regeneration initiative to shape Malaysia as Asia Pacific’s preferred hub for business aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). The parties have renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see a strong collaboration between AsBAA and Malaysia Airports, where AsBAA will provide advisory and expertise from various fields and assist in airport planning whilst Malaysia Airports will be investing in developing the infrastructure and capacity to benefit the aviation players in the ecosystem. AsBAA is a non-profit trade organisation representing more than 150 aviation players and industry experts.
According to Randhill Singh, Head of KLIA Aeropolis, Malaysia Airports, “Subang Airport is poised to be the one stop centre in providing end-to-end services with complete state-of-the-art infrastructures by leveraging on Malaysia’s position as the 4th largest base for business jet fleet in Asia Pacific. Currently, we are housing global champions in business aviation with the presence of Dassault Aviation via its MRO arm, Execujet MRO Services and supported by other key local anchors such as Sapura Aero, Smooth Route, Berjaya Air amongst others. The airport is well-known for its business aviation community that specialises in MRO, fixed-base operations, aircraft management, ground support as well as trip support services. Therefore, our partnership with AsBAA will benefit not only us but also our tenants and partners with feedback and updates on the latest developments in the Asia-Pacific region regarding the business aviation sector or the general aviation industry. On top of that, we will also be able to communicate and engage with AsBAA’s members on its ready platforms to derive mutual benefits and provide synergistic solutions that will further strengthen our aerospace and aviation ecosystem in Subang.”
Aida Ismail, a member of the Board of Governor and Head of AsBAA Malaysia Chapter said, “Malaysia Airports is a vital component for the development of our industry. We are honoured to be able to work strategically with the Malaysia Airports team. As the organisation that represents the end users and the movers and shakers of the industry, AsBAA is committed to supporting Malaysia Airports and its initiatives. The Association thanks Malaysia Airports for this important MOU renewal.”
Malaysia Airports and AsBAA first signed an MoU at the Singapore Airshow in 2018.