This EPP aims to develop Malaysia into a regional aviation maintenance, repair and
overhaul (MRO) services hub, capitalising on global market growth that is projected
to reach RM205 billion by 2020.
Among initiatives that have been undertaken through this EPP include the gradual
adoption of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards by the Department of
Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCAM). DCAM is also in the process of introducing an E-exam
platform to expedite licensing for new aircraft engineers.
"As MRO services make up a strategic part of the national aerospace industry, representatives from the public and private sectors work
closely together to discuss domestic and international business developments and human capital needs."
- Airbus commenced its customer services operations in Malaysia in February 2014. The facility will serve as an entry point to all Airbus customers in the region, offering repair, engineering and aircraft embodiment activities.
- In 2014, Swiss-based MRO SR Technics began operations of its aircraft servicing facility in Shah Alam, which also serves as a base for the company's regional customer service and distribution centres for its Asia Pacific-based integrated component services customers.
- Malaysian aviation training school, Asia Pacific Flight Training Bhd, partnered with Lufthansa in 2014 to operate an aircraft maintenance training school in Malaysia.
- The Malaysian Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2015-2030 was launched in March 2015. It is aimed at making Malaysia the leading aerospace nation in Southeast Asia over the next 15 years.
- The Department of Civil Aviation completed its review of aviation regulations and legislation in 2014 and is planning key amendments to the legislation to enhance Malaysia's regulatory framework to internationally recognised standards.