MAIA is the industry association for the commercial aerospace sector in Malaysia. It was launched in March 2016 by the Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia and approved by the Registrar of Societies to operate in September 2016.  It is a platform for Malaysian aerospace industry players to champion common interests covering industrial development, promotion of the Malaysian aerospace industry,  enhancing its global outreach and working with the government on policy reviews, as well as offering value added services to members amongst others.