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. As with other industry associations, it is a platform for Malaysian aerospace industry players to tackle common interests such as industrial development, promotion of the Malaysian aerospace industry and government policy feedback, amongst others.
A company is eligible for membership if either it is involved or interested in providing products and/or services to the commercial aerospace sector or has strong links to the commercial aerospace industry. All membership applications are vetted by the Membership Sub-Committee and approved by the MAIA Board.
- 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 may be further invited to become a Core member, which provides them with certain additional privileges as decided by the MAIA Board from time to time.
- Applicant companies that are not eligible for membership, but have a high interest to be in the Association will be offered Associate membership. Such applications are subject to MAIA Board 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.
In its 1st year of operations, MAIA was governed by a Pro-Tem Committee comprising of 17 major aerospace players in Malaysia. Since its inception in September 2016, MAIA has received a large number of membership applications from all sectors of the industry, namely from SMEs to major Tier 1s and 2s. Please refer to our website directory for a current list of members.
- Promotes aerospace activities in Malaysia.
- Endeavours to grow the international market.
- Represents common interests of industry players.
- Engages regularly with the Malaysian Government.
- Provides business development opportunities.
- Provides a voice for the Malaysian aerospace industry internationally.
Business development opportunities – MAIA through its membership database represents the Malaysian aerospace industry in providing business development opportunities. The database details members capabilities and capacity information that allows a more holistic engagement with global OEMs and Tier 1s. Through networking, tailored dialogues and forums and through promotion opportunities
Primary channel for government feedback – MAIA has a close working engagement with NAICO and other relevant government agencies in providing feedback to the Malaysian 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 resources – MAIA provides a platform for industry players to bring the community closer and to share industry intelligence, 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 is also applied to capacity building including the Research and Technology efforts for the industry.
Connection with other foreign aerospace industry associations – MAIA engages regularly with many major overseas aerospace industry associations and their members either
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.
Technical Sub-committees (TSC) – All policies and issues deliberation concerning the industry starts at the TSC level. There are currently 4 TSCs namely, Manufacturing, MRO, Human Capital, Research & Technology including Systems Integration.
Seminars – MAIA regularly conducts seminars and forums to update members and potential members on the latest development in the aerospace industry. The events also serve as potential networking opportunities with other local aerospace players. In addition MAIA engages with the international aerospace community in trade shows and exhibitions as well as seminars and forums.
OEM engagement sessions – MAIA organises 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 arranges information sessions for the benefit of external sectors such as for the finance and banking industry, which will in turn be beneficial to our members seeking financing arrangements. Such sessions are held to continually educate support services sectors on the aerospace industry.
Interested membership applicants may access the registration form using the following membership registration link [click here]. All applications are reviewed by our Membership Sub-Committee and approved by MAIA Board.