- The normal membership, termed as a Corporate Membership is classified into Small, Medium or Large according to the size of the applicant company.
- Any Corporate member can be further invited to become a Core member, which provides them with certain privileges as decided by the Board of Directors of MAIA.
- Applicant companies that are not eligible for membership, but has high interest to be in the Association will be offered Associate membership, but in any case, such membership applications is subject to the MAIA Board of Directors approval.
- For the Small, Medium and Large Corporate Memberships, annual fees are RM1,000, RM6,000 and RM10,000 respectively (excluding GST).
- Core members pay an annual fee of RM15,000 (excluding GST).
- Associates pay an annual fee of RM5,000 (excluding GST).
- Fees are payable on 1 January every year for all members.
- Promotes aerospace activities in Malaysia.
- Endeavours to grow market.
- Represents joint interest of industry players.
- Represents industry to the Government.
- Provides business development opportunities.
- Voices Malaysian aerospace industry internationally.
Business development opportunities – In the medium to long term, MAIA plans to have a membership database that can be used to represent the Malaysian aerospace industry for business development opportunities. The database shall have members’ capabilities and capacity information that allows a more holistic engagement with global OEMs and Tier 1s.
Primary channel for government feedback – MAIA has a close working relationship with NAICO and other relevant government agencies in providing feedback to the government on industry needs and requirements. Naturally, as the sole representative of the commercial aerospace industry in Malaysia, MAIA becomes the first point of contact for the government to reach out to the industry.
Sharing of resources – MAIA provides a platform for industry players to share knowledge and resources for the purpose of industrial growth. For example, training and resources can be shared to develop certain skills and knowledge to upgrade the human capital requirements in the industry. This can also be applied to R&T (Research and Technology) efforts for the industry.
Connection with other foreign aerospace industry associations – MAIA has started engaging with major foreign aerospace industry associations, starting with the French aerospace association GIFAS. Such foreign associations would naturally seek its counterpart association in Malaysia, MAIA, for any engagement in Malaysia. Such engagements open possible avenues of industrial growth in Malaysia through collaborations and knowledge-sharing.
The National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO) is a government agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) formed under the requirements of the Malaysian Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030 to oversee the aerospace industry development from a policy-making standpoint.
While industry development is also one of MAIA’s purposes, MAIA provides feedback from an industry point-of-view to NAICO on those policies formulated by the government.
As an industry association, MAIA is not answerable to the Government, but only to its members.
In more developed economies, it is often the case that the role of industry development is taken up mostly by the industry association rather than the government.
Technical Sub-committees (TSC) – All policies and issues deliberation concerning the industry starts at the TSC level. There are currently 7 TSCs namely, Manufacturing, MRO, Engineering Services, Human Capital, Systems Integration, Research & Technology and Space.
Seminars – MAIA regularly conducts seminars to update members and potential members on the latest development in the aerospace industry. The events also serve as potential networking sessions with other local aerospace players.
OEM engagement sessions – MAIA organizes intimate sessions for the SME members to engage with major OEMs and Tier 1s to learn more about the requirements of their respective supply chains.
External industry information session – MAIA participates in information sessions for the benefit of external industries such as for the finance and banking industry, which will in turn be beneficial to our members seeking financing arrangements. More such sessions will be held to continually educate support services industries on the aerospace industry.