Advanced Seating Solutions Sdn Bhd (ASSSB) is a wholly-owned Malaysian subsidiary to AirGo Design Pte Ltd (Singapore). AirGo established ASSSB in Kuala Lumpur in 2016 to provide R&D services for development of the AirGo’s revolutionary ultra-light full composite aircraft passenger seat, called Carbon. It is envisioned that ASSSB will extend its service provision to other companies as well upon completion of its first project. The core activity of the company is R&D and since its inception it has recruited local Malaysian technical talents and experts mainly from aviation and automotive industry with transferable knowledge into aircraft seating. In 2017, the company achieved the preliminary millstones to finalise beta-prototype in close collaboration with local Malaysian companies and universities. The aim of the company is to freeze the seat design and to complete the certification according to European Aviation Safety Agency Standard.
In 2016. AirGo took the strategic decision to set up its R&D operation in Malaysia, due to the reason that Malaysia has invested heavily in the aviation industry in the past 30 years to build up an ecosystem for companies in this field. Beside the business and industry related activities in the aviation industry, the Malaysian government has been keen to extend its support in education and training. This effort has produced strong local capabilities and talents in this field. The collaboration with Malaysian companies has been a success and ASSSB is confident to expand its operation.
MIDA support has been instrumental in providing ASSSB with the required services such as “investment tax incentive” program and linkage to other industry players in the aviation and transport sector in Malaysia. We are looking forward to continue our collaboration with MIDA.