Collins Aerospace expanding MRO operations in Malaysia
16 Feb 2022
US-headquartered aerospace and defence products supplier Collins Aerospace group will be expanding its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations in Malaysia by relocating to a new 160,000 sq ft facility at Subang Aerotech Park.
In a statement on Wednesday (Feb 16), Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said Collins Aerospace will invest more than RM16 million for this new facility which will serve as one of its regional hubs for aircraft component maintenance.
MAHB managing director Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood said the expansion of Collins Aerospace’s operations in Malaysia is expected to contribute significantly towards the growth of the country’s aerospace industry.
“Subang Airport is already the focal point of the national aerospace supply chain due to the presence of global players such as Spirit AeroSystems, Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo, Execujet and Dassault Aviation.
“It currently has over 60 players and supports more than 4,000 high skilled jobs,” he said.
Iskandar said Collins Aerospace is not only expanding its operations in terms of capacity but also introducing advance capabilities at this new MRO facility.
“All these will contribute towards strengthening Malaysia’s position as an aerospace hub within the region.
“This is in line with the objective stated in the Malaysia Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030 that aims to make Malaysia the No 1 aerospace nation in Southeast Asia,” he said.
Collins Aerospace said as part of the expansion, the facility will add new MRO capabilities for its air cycle machines, heat exchangers, engine starters, valves, propellers and actuation systems.
It said the site will support a variety of aircraft, including B787s, B777Xs, A320s, A380s, ATR42s and 72s, allowing for faster turnaround time and more efficient service to its customers in the region.
Source: The Edge Markets