KOTA KINABALU: KKIP Aerospace Training Centre (KATC) is on track to become the licensed Centre of Excellence (COE) of GMI AERO SAS on composite repair facility in Sabah and Asia.

Its Chief Executive Officer, Aminuddin Zakaria said the COE aims to train Sabahan as composite repair specialist, research and development (R&D) laboratory for solving aviation and non-aviation composite products, creating job opportunities and transfer of knowledge & technology.

He said this is in-line with Sabah Government effort to promote Science, Technology and Innovations (STI) to improve the sosio-economy of Sabah.

KATC had signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GMI AERO SAS France and Hypercoat Sdn Bhd at KATC facility in Sepanggar here today, which was witnessed by Deputy Chief Minister cum Industrial Development (MID) Minister, Datuk Dr Joachim Gunsalam.

Aminuddin said KATC, GMI AERO SAS and Hypercoat will explore on the opportunities in the areas of development, implementation and promoting composite repair technology and innovations towards aeronautical and non- aeronautical products in Borneo and around Asia.

“KATC will produce certified GMI license approval holder which can perform work on aeronautical and non-aeronautical composite products thus creating expertise and job opportunities for Sabahan,” he said.Read more