AgustaWestland Malaysia and Malaysia Airport
Holdings (MAHB) have signed a long-term lease agreement for a new
facility at the Helicopter Centre being developed within the
Malaysia International Aerospace Centre, at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
(Subang) Airport near Kuala Lumpur.
The construction of the new facility at the
Helicopter Centre will commence in Q4 2012, and is
expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow by Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid, Managing Director
of MAHB and Vincenzo Alaimo, Managing Director of AgustaWestland
Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and witnessed by the Malaysian Minister of
Transport, YB Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, as well as AgustaWestland,
CEO, Bruno Spagnolini.
Managing Director of MAHB, Tan Sri
Bashir Ahmad Abdul Majid said, “This signing marks
another strategic partnership with AgustaWestland and demonstrates
both parties’ commitment to further develop Malaysia into a
regional aerospace hub. The development of this new facility will
further position Malaysia as a global aerospace player with
Malaysia Airports as one of the main drivers in the aerospace
Under the agreement
AgustaWestland Malaysia will lease land to build a new 7,000 m2
(74,000 ft2) state-of-the-art facility as it continues to expand
its regional maintenance and logistics hub.
Malaysia headquarters at the new Helicopter Centre will include a
new corporate office, hangar, warehouse facility and space for AgustaWestland’s Training Academy.
The new facility will also
enable AgustaWestland Malaysia to expand its Maintenance, Repair &
Overhaul (MRO) and aircraft completion centre capabilities.
AgustaWestland is the only helicopter manufacturer to have
selected Malaysia as its exclusive hub for maintenance and support
services covering South East Asia and the Far East. Contributing
to the growth of the Malaysian aerospace industry, AgustaWestland
Malaysia now employs nearly 50 Malaysian staff and in 2011
registered revenues of more than €16 million (more than RM60
million) for support and logistics services.
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