MIDA Welcomes Rollout of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Maiden Fan Case

UMW Aerospace is now the Tier 1 supplier for Rolls Royce to manufacture aircraft parts in the region

Serendah, 29 November 2017 – On congratulating UMW, a home-grown Malaysian company during its Rollout Ceremony today, Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) said, “Given MIDA’s active role in linking two prominent brands, UMW and Rolls Royce back in 2015, we are very pleased to see this strategic partnership bear fruition with the rolling out of the maiden fan case for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The engine fan casing, being one of the largest and most complex parts of the engine to manufacture, will bring along many spill-over effects. With this, UMW Aerospace is now the Tier 1 supplier for Rolls Royce to manufacture aircraft parts in the region.”

“We are excited that this project will provide 166 high income job opportunities for Malaysians, whereby the local workforce will be able to migrate to higher value manufacturing in precision machining and assembly of aerospace parts. In terms of human capital development, there will be a Rolls Royce engine manufacturing training center with MARA. This project also establishes new fields of industrial R&D with the Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Center, a partnership between the Government with Rolls Royce and Airbus,” added Dato’ Azman.

Presently, Malaysia is home to 66 companies involved in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities, 33 companies in aero-manufacturing, 25 companies in education and training, 11 companies in systems & integration as well as engineering & design. In addition to UMW, local players like SME Aerospace, CTRM Aero Composite, Sepang Aircraft Engineering, Airod and Malaysian Aerospace Engineering have demonstrated their capabilities in meeting stringent demands of the OEMs and thus are successfully involved in the global supply chain. The industry is projected to contribute revenue of RM20.4 billion for MRO, RM21.2 billion for aero-manufacturing and RM13.6 billion for engineering and design services by 2030.

“The aerospace industry in Malaysia has tremendous opportunities and has been identified as a strategic industry under the Malaysian Aerospace Blueprint and 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP). MIDA welcomes more Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 companies to be involved in the industry. To develop the aerospace industry we need to create a strong ecosystem spearheaded by major aviation companies. Recognising this, we have been able to create clusters such as CTRM, the biggest composites producer in the world, and UPECA – which was taken over by Senior PLC and SMEA to support key processes in the production chain including building wings. Meanwhile, Rolls Royce plays a key role in the manufacturing of engine parts and components,” said the CEO of MIDA.

Located over 30 acres of land, this catalytic project is set to transform Serendah into an aerospace hub for hard metal manufacturing thus strengthening the Malaysian aerospace ecosystem.

For more information, please contact:

Ms Jasbir Kaur
Director of Transport Technology Industry Division, MIDA
Tel: 03-2267 6798 | Fax: 03-2273 4192 | Email: [email protected]

Posted on : 29 November 2017
Last Updated : Tuesday 7th July 2020