Aviation, Aerospace

Airbus sets up customer service centre in Malaysia

Kim Hwa KHOO - 02-nov.-2015 08:06:59

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has launched officially its RM24mil customer service centre in Sepang, Malaysia on 29th October 2015. Based at its joint-venture maintenance unit Sepang Aircraft Engineering facility, Airbus Customer Service in Malaysia will provide major aircraft engineering and repair design services such as retrofits, modifications, and complex repairs to the their global customers. The centre would provide employment to over 130 skilled local and international engineers and mechanics, including returning talents when fully operational.


Malaysia to acquire Thales air defense system from Thales

Jean POIREAU - 01-oct.-2015 06:11:19

  Thales announced on the 15 th of September that it has signed a contract with a company named Global Komited to supply the Malaysian Armed Forces with two new air defence system missiles.   "ForceSHIELD will enable the Malaysian Armed Forces to replace the previously commissioned Thales STARBurst missile system. The STARStreak missile utilises the proven principle of high velocity to defeat threats with short unmasking time” media release said.   UK-based CEO Victor Chavez said he was delighted that Malaysia has decided to purchase ForceSHIELD as it will provide a world class, cutting edge capability.  


First Asia Aerospace City milestone expected in 2018

Kim-Hwa KHOO - 01-juil.-2015 05:11:00

  The Asia Aerospace City (AAC) development is touted as the aerospace business hub that offers a complete business ecosystem for industry players in South East Asia, and is currently developing its infrastructure at its Subang Nexus. The development will be executed in three phases and by the end of its third phase, AAC will house office space, training centres, a convention centre, a business hotel and retail spaces. With 3.5 million square feet, the infrastructure is also home to the second campus of University Kuala Lumpur’s Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (MIAT). The first phase of the aerospace hub will begin construction in the first quarter of 2016, in which its Subang Nexus is expected to complete in early 2018. Atkins, one of the world’s leading architectural firms, was awarded the contract to serve as the master designer for the development of a sustainable and innovative design for AAC using the LEED green building rating system. Skyvax Sdn Bhd and Strand Aerospace Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SAM) which provide aviation related services and engineering services are among some of the industry players that have agreed to house their operations in this aerospace hub.


Safran has launched a new modern plant in Malaysia

Harold MEURISSE - 29-janv.-2015 04:47:53

  Safran has invested more than EUR 130M (MYR 535,2M) to build a new plant in Malaysia; their 3 rd unit of production for planes’ brakes, produced from carbon discs.   According to Jean-Paul Herteman, Safran group’s CEO, it is essential, in this sector, to get your production close from your customers. Thus, from this Malaysian factory will come 10.000 carbon brakes per year, from now to 2020, thanks to 150 workers. The question is: why having chosen Asia for this plant, and especially, why Malaysia? M. Herteman says that it is logical to go where the growth is the most important. Then, the ASEAN region was an evidence. Malaysia was the most interesting place in this area since has methane; this raw material used to produce the brakes. Moreover, doing business in this country has been quite easy for Safran. The easy access to the market and crucial partnerships with local companies helped them. Also, it was not the first Malaysian experience for Safran.   Today, Safran has 50% of the global market shares. The group owns 3 of the 6 carbon brake plants of the world. This new factory should supply the most active airlines of the region, such as Air Asia, Malaysia airlines and other Asian companies.  


AirAsia X inks MoU for US$13.8b Airbus deal

Rafizah MAZLAN - 16-juil.-2014 07:48:31

AirAsia X has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to purchase 50 A330neo plus an additional 50 purchase rights with Airbus in a deal valued at US$13.8bil.  AirAsia X, the long haul, low fare airline affiliate of the AirAsia Group said late Tuesday this was the world’s first airline commitment for the new version of the A330 launched by Airbus this week. "The deal is valued at US$13.8bil at catalogue prices and deliveries will take place between 2018 and 2024," it said.   The agreement was signed at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK by AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani and Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégie.Present to witness the signing of the MoU was and was witnessed by AirAsia X co-founder and director Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia X chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz and Airbus chief operating officer, customers, John Leahy.   The A330-800neo and the A330-900neo are two new members of the Airbus Widebody Family launched in July 2014 with first deliveries scheduled to start in Q4 2017. The A330-neo incorporates latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features.The A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14% per seat, making it the most cost efficient, medium range Widebody aircraft on the market. Airbus said A330neo operators will also benefit from a range increase of up to 400 nautical miles and all the operational commonality advantages of the Airbus Family.   Source: The Star  


AirAsia X signs MoU for US$13.8b Airbus deal

Caroline Pelaez-Hue - 16-juil.-2014 06:06:45

AirAsia X has inked an MoU to purchase 50 A330neo plus an additional 50 purchase rights with Airbus in a deal valued at US$13.8bil. The agreement was signed at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK by AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani and Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégie. The AirAsia Group is the world’s first airline commitment for the new version of the A330 launched by Airbus this week. The deal is valued at US$13.8bil at catalogue prices and deliveries will estimate between 2018 and 2024. The A330-800neo and the A330-900neo, the two new members of the Airbus Family, incorporates latest generation Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, aerodynamic enhancements and new cabin features. The A330neo reduces fuel consumption by 14% per seat, making it the most cost efficient, medium range Widebody aircraft on the market. www.thestar.com.my


RM2.1 billion allocate to acquire seven Airbus A330-300 aircraft

Rafizah MAZLAN - 12-juin-2014 05:52:03

AirAsia X Bhd will allocate at least RM2.1 billion in 2014 as capex to acquire seven new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, said Chief Executive Officer Azran Osman Rani.   He told Bernama that to date, the long-haul budget airline had received three aircraft, while the rest would be delivered gradually by year-end.   The airline received one Airbus A330-300 on finance lease and two A330-300s on an operating lease in the first quarter of the year.   "We are on track to settling the aircraft orders that we have committed to. Each of the aircraft will cost more than RM300 million and financing is through a variety of means," he said.   Currently, AirAsia X is operating 16 A330-300 aircraft.   To read more on the article, please visit: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/newsindex.php?id=1043398   Source: BERNAMA


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