SIA Engineering expands with Subang maintenance facility

An aircraft in the SIA Engineering maintenance hangar.
Photo Credit: SIA Engineering

In a strategic move towards strengthening its foothold in the Asia-Pacific region, SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) has set the stage for further growth with a Subang hangar lease arrangement.

The recent announcement reveals that its subsidiary, Base Maintenance Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (BMM), has inked a 15-year lease agreement with IVP for the two hangars nestled within Complex A of Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport in Subang, named the “Subang Hangars.”

Third Base Maintenance Hub


This lease agreement marks a significant milestone for SIAEC, propelling the company into the realm of a third base maintenance hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

The strategic placement of the Subang Hangars positions SIAEC for expanded airframe check capacity, signaling a commitment to providing comprehensive maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for both current and next-generation aircraft.

Photo Credit: SIA Engineering

Capacity Amplification


Each of the Subang Hangars is designed to accommodate two wide-body aircraft, a feature that promises to enhance SIAEC’s capabilities in servicing its growing portfolio of airline customers.

This move aligns with the company’s dedication to delivering top-notch MRO services and reinforces its standing as a premier provider in the industry.

Etihad affiliate link banner

Mr. Chin Yau Seng, the Chief Executive Officer of SIAEC, expressed his confidence in the venture, stating,

“We believe that our investment in the Subang hangars complements our component and line maintenance joint ventures in Malaysia, allowing us to augment our extensive MRO offerings to our customers globally.”

“With the expansion of our MRO network, this will further solidify our position as a leading provider of MRO services.”

The collaboration with IVP brings forth a promising synergy. Mr. Fuad Sharuji, Chief Executive Officer of IVP, emphasized the positive impact on Malaysia’s aerospace industry.

He noted that SIAEC’s presence in Subang aligns with the government’s vision to position Malaysia as a leading aerospace hub in Southeast Asia.

This move is in harmony with the Selangor Aerospace Action Plan 2020-2030, Malaysian Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030, and the 12th Malaysia Plan.

Local Impact and Educational Contribution


The lease of the two wide-body hangars also holds implications for the local MRO industry. Mr. Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, CEO of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), commended the agreement, emphasizing its positive impact on Malaysia’s aerospace sector.

 He stated, “SIAEC’s reputation in delivering comprehensive MRO solutions will contribute to bolstering Malaysia’s aerospace sector, establishing the nation as an ideal investment hub for aerospace companies seeking expansion within ASEAN and beyond.”

Furthermore, the transaction is anticipated to contribute to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program of local aviation institutions, fostering skill development and knowledge transfer within the community.

Future Outlook


As SIAEC expands its MRO network and capabilities in Malaysia, it not only enhances its global standing but also contributes to the growth and development of the local aerospace industry.

This strategic move aligns with the broader vision of making Malaysia a key player in the aerospace landscape. With the lease agreement in place, SIAEC is poised to unlock new opportunities, solidifying its role as a catalyst for growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) is a major provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services in Asia-Pacific.

SIAEC has a client base of more than 80 international carriers and aerospace equipment manufacturers.

It provides line maintenance services at over 30 airports in 8 countries, as well as airframe, engine and component services on some of the most advanced and widely used commercial aircraft in the world.

Did you know AviationSource has two newsletters? One covers the general news and analysis of the industry as a whole, and the other to do with emergencies that take place throughout the year! To subscribe to our General News Newsletter, CLICK HERE!
To subscribe to our Emergencies, Accidents & Incidents Newsletter, CLICK HERE!

Click the photo to join our WhatsApp channel so then you can stay up to date with everything going on in the aviation industry!

TAGGED:

King Abdulaziz International Airport receives first flight from Turkmenistan

Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz Airport has seen the first commercial flight arrive from Turkmenistan, opening avenues of economic and cultural

Len Varley By Len Varley

London Gatwick: New Chinese Services

London Gatwick (LGW) has announced that this coming summer season, the airport will have new Chinese services. This article will

Jamie Clarke By Jamie Clarke

Ryanair moves aircraft and staff in response to Dublin Airport traffic cap

Ryanair will redirect three aircraft, 16 routes, and relocate over 200 jobs to Southern Italy due to the restrictions imposed

Len Varley By Len Varley

Biden administration releases nearly $1B in grants for US airport improvements

An investment of $970 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Investing in America agenda will be allocated to US airport upgrades

Len Varley By Len Varley
SIA Engineering is set to establish it third base maintenance hub with the lease of hangar facilities in Subang, Malaysia.
You Might Also Enjoy