MAHB, AsBAA to promote Subang Airport as Asia Pacific’s aviation hub
05 May 2021
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has renewed its partnership with Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) to promote Malaysia as Asia Pacific’s preferred hub for business aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
The effort is in line with MAHB’s Subang Airport Regeneration initiative to regenerate the airport into “more than just a city airport” with the aim of attracting about RM1.3 billion investments from industry players.
Both parties first signed an MoU at the Singapore Airshow in 2018.
AsBAA is a non-profit trade organisation representing more than 150 aviation players and industry experts.
AsBAA will provide advisory and expertise from various fields and assist in airport planning, while MAHB will invest in developing the infrastructure and capacity to benefit the aviation players in the ecosystem.
MAHB subsidiary KLIA Aeropolis Sdn Bhd general manager Randhill Singh said Subang Airport was poised to be the one stop centre in providing end-to-end services with complete state-of-the-art infrastructures by leveraging on Malaysia’s position as the fourth largest base for business jet fleet in Asia Pacific.
“Currently, we are housing global champions in business aviation with the presence of Dassault Aviation via its MRO arm, Execujet MRO Services, and supported by other key local anchors such as Sapura Aero, Smooth Route and Berjaya Air, among others,” he said in a statement today.
Randhill said Subang Airport was well-known for its business aviation community that specialises in MRO, fixed-base operations, aircraft management, ground support and trip support services.
“Our partnership with AsBAA will benefit not only us but also our tenants and partners with feedback and updates on the latest developments in the Asia Pacific region regarding the business aviation sector or the general aviation industry,” he said.
MAHB said the partnership also enabled it to communicate and engage with AsBAA’s members on its ready platforms to derive mutual benefits and provide synergistic solutions.
“This will further strengthen our aerospace and aviation ecosystem in Subang,” he added.
AsBAA Malaysia Chapter head and a member of the board of governor Aida Ismail said MAHB was a vital component for the development of the business aviation industry.
“As the organisation that represents the end users and the movers and shakers of the industry, AsBAA is committed to supporting Malaysia Airports and its initiatives,” she said.