SUBANG SKYPARK 29TH JULY 2020 – The Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association (MAIA) was pleased to organise a dialogue session with Minister of Finance Dato’ Sri Tengku Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz together with a delegation from the Ministry of Finance, Khazanah Nasional, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO), Invest Selangor and Malaysia Institute of Aviation Technology (MIAT).
The event was held at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Skypark, Subang and hosted by Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAHB) who also delivered a short presentation on their future plans for developing the business aviation and aerospace ecosystem for Subang Skypark.
During the two hour dialogue session with the Minister, the President of MAIA, Mr Naguib Mohd Nor provided an overview of the Malaysian aerospace industry to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and other delegates demonstrating that Malaysia was now a key supplier to various leading OEMs including Airbus, Rolls Royce and Boeing and through this creating and developing high value skills.
MAIA took the opportunity to propose the short, medium and long term stimulus recommendations necessary to ensure that the Malaysian aerospace Industry capabilities and skills be retained during the current challenges faced by the aerospace industry in order to enable Malaysia to be better prepared to move further up the value chain as the aerospace industry recovers.
The program ended with the visit of the Minister and the delegation to GE Aviation and Spirit Aerosystems. This was to showcase Malaysia’s aerospace capabilities in both manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul within the global aerospace market as well as to highlight the TVET programs being employed to develop the required skills and capabilities.
The session was also attended by Director of Budgets, MoF, Mr Johan Mahmood Merican, Undersecretary for Government Procurement Division, Dato’ Zamzuri Abdul Aziz, Deputy Undersecretary for Tax Division, Mdm. Mahfuzah Baharin, Deputy CEO of MIDA, Mr Arham Abd Rahman, Head of NAICO, Prof. Ts Shamsul Kamar Abu Samah, Senior Vice President Khazanah Nasional, Mdm Angela Chong Yit and YBhg. Prof Dato’ Ts Ir. Dr. Mohamad Dali Isa, MIAT.