Capital A’s engineering arm opens MRO hangar facility in Johor
18 Jan 2023
Capital A Bhd’s engineering arm, Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), has opened the doors to its new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hangar facility in Senai, Johor Bahru.
In a statement today, Capital A said this further strengthened its mission of delivering MRO services with high efficiency across an extensive coverage of locations.
Capital A chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the company owe a large part of AirAsia to the maintenance and high efficiency of ADE, and in turn, guarantees its fleet of work to ADE, which allows it to reduce costs for airlines, thus lowering fares for customers.
“Moreover, due to Capital A’s digital ecosystem with our investment into data, ADE has greatly benefited from using data science to increase efficiency, reliability and productivity.
“As a 21st-century engineering company driven by big data, we are sure ADE will put Johor and Malaysia firmly on the map as a world-leading MRO provider for AirAsia and other third-party airlines within the region,” he said.
The Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim inaugurated today’s launch event.
The 5,000 sq m hangar, built on 43.46 hectares at Senai Airport’s Free Industrial Zone (SAFIZ), is the first MRO facility at the Senai International Airport Aviation Park and ADE’s third MRO facility.
With over 20 years of engineering experience servicing the world’s best low-cost airline AirAsia, ADE is extending its expertise and best practices in airline engineering with third-party airlines providing services including component support, line maintenance and base maintenance for various aircraft models, such as the Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft families with plans to grow their capacity to service other aircraft types in the future.
Capital A said ADE’s newest hangar facility is a well-aligned strategic partnership servicing AirAsia’s growing fleet of commercial aircraft and other third-party airlines.
The new facility leverages one of Malaysia’s most important development zones – the Crown Jewel of The South, Johor.
Following today’s announcement, ADE will have more excellent proximity to numerous economically bustling countries, which will further expand its presence and services in the MRO industry within the Asia Pacific region, and beyond, contributing vastly to the growth of Malaysia’s aviation industry.