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Transportation Technology – Aerospace


The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) emphasised the aerospace sub-sector as pivotal for Malaysia’s transformation into a high-income nation by 2025. Despite recent economic challenges, the country’s aerospace industry remains competitive and resilient. Malaysian companies secured significant business deals worth RM572.6 million at the Farnborough International Airshow 2022.


The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has actively promoted aerospace investment through participation in domestic and international exhibitions, collaborating with organisations like NAICO Malaysia and MATRADE. Events like the Malaysia Aerospace Summit 2022, Singapore Airshow 2022, MRO Asia Pacific 2022, and Farnborough Airshow 2022 have been instrumental. MIDA also facilitated a supply chain conference for Spirit AeroSystems Malaysia, a prominent Tier 1 aerospace supplier, to integrate local companies into its global supply chain.


The Government’s commitment to facilitating aerospace industry growth and ensuring environmental, social, and governance (ESG) compliance remains steadfast. The National Investment Aspirations (NIA) encourage ESG-compliant high-value investments, vital for Malaysia’s investment climate rejuvenation. The aerospace sub-sector has benefited from the rebound of the global commercial aircraft market due to pent-up travel demand and robust cargo traffic volumes, despite challenges from rising oil prices.


The aerospace Industry is working to meet the backlog of aircraft orders while addressing post-pandemic financial constraints and workforce shortages. Looking ahead, the Airbus Global Market Forecast 2022 projects significant demand for new passenger and freighter aircraft, creating opportunities for Malaysian players in aerostructures, engine manufacturing, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) segments.


With the prominence of ESG and the need for innovative solutions, aerospace companies have invested in new skills and technologies. Industry 4.0 technologies like predictive maintenance, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and computer vision are driving efficiency and product/service quality improvements. The aerospace industry’s resilience, adaptability, and alignment with market demands position it well for continued growth and global prominence.

RM146.8 mil

Total Approved Investments (from entirely Malaysian-owned companies) in 2022


Approved Projects


Job Opportunities

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Human Capital Development

Malaysia continues to invest in building human capital capability to serve the growing aerospace industry and to support the aerospace workforce, local universities provide degree courses in aerospace/aeronautical engineering such as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).


There are also other notable institutions in Malaysia that provide courses and training programs dedicated for aircraft maintenance such as Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL-MIAT), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Admal Aviation College, MAB Academy, Politeknik Banting, ADTEC (Advance Technology Training Center) Shah Alam and IKBN Pekan.


In addition to workforce development, Malaysia provides robust industry infrastructure with aerospace parks like Subang Aerotech Park, KLIA Aeropolis, and others. These parks offer facilities and land options for tailored aerospace developments.


of Wing Part for Boeing B737 manufactured by ACM, Kedah


of Wing Part of Airbus A320 produced by CTRM, Melaka


Aerospace Manufacturing

Engineering & Design




Airframe Equipment


Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)




Line Maintenance

Major Aerospace Companies

Spirit AeroSystems Inc., USA

Safran S.A., France

Boeing & Hexcel Co., USA

Airbus SAS, France

Hamilton Sundstrand
(a subsidiary of Collin aerospace)

SR Technics, Zurich

Lufthansa & MTU Maintenance, Germany

General Electronic, USA

Honeywell Aerospace Services, USA

GKN Aerospace, UK

Barnes Aerospace , USA

Our Investors' Highlights

UMW Aerospace Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned company of the UMW Holding, rolled out its maiden fan case for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines in November 2017. 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. UMW Aerospace is the Tier 1 supplier for Rolls Royce to manufacture aircraft parts in the region.

- UMW Aerospace

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