MAB Engineering expands MRO operations at Subang airport 

KUALA LUMPUR: Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility operator MAB Engineering Services plans to expand its operations at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang (SZB) by leasing Hangar 4 airframe maintenance facility located at Complex A, from Impeccable Vintage Properties (IVP).

Currently, MAB Engineering operates 12 production lines across three hangars, namely Hangar 1 at SZB for turboprop aircraft maintenance, and Hangar 5 and 6 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) for narrowbody and widebody aircraft maintenance. 

MAB Engineering is a subsidiary under Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), while IVP is subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Bhd.

IVP, tasked by the Malaysian government to revive and redevelop Complex A, will undertake the reconditioning and refurbishment of Hangar 4's MRO infrastructure and facilities. 

These include the incorporation of sustainability elements and a re-design of the hangar floor to cater for a maximum of five production lines, capable of serving a variety of aircraft types from propellers, narrowbody and widebody.

MAG chief executive officer of aviation services Mohd Nadziruddin Mohd Basri said MAB Engineering is dedicated to advancing Malaysia's aviation industry and contributing to its growth by actively exploring expansion opportunities for production lines and expanding its component repair management services that will make it a one stop solution MRO service provider.

"The decision to secure Hangar 4 underscores our commitment to maximising future potential in the global MRO market and reinforces our position as a key player in the aviation hub envisioned by MAG's long term business plan (LTBP) 2.0 aspirations of becoming Asia's leading travel and aviation services group. 

"As we continue to evolve and adapt to the dynamic aviation landscape, we remain committed to delivering exceptional maintenance services to meet the demands of the industry and our valued customers," he added.

IVP chief executive officer Fuad Sharuji said the company's investment in refurbishing the MRO hangars at SZB Airport will cement the growth of Malaysia's aviation sector, and attract leading and global companies to establish its long-term presence and operations at Complex A. 

He noted that the MRO ecosystem will contribute to enhancing human capital through upskilling and creation of high skilled jobs.

With over five decades of experience in airframe and components maintenance, MAB Engineering boasts world-class capabilities and facilities that underscore its commitment to excellence in the aviation industry. 

MAB Engineering holds 18 regulatory certifications, encompassing Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and other foreign authorities.

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