ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia breaks ground on new purpose-built MRO facility at Subang Airport
ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia, a Dassault Aviation subsidiary, has started construction of its new purpose-built MRO centre at Malaysia’s Subang Airport; helping to reinforce Malaysia’s position as a regional hub for MRO.
ExecuJet - which is already Malaysia’s largest business aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul organisation - has a facility at Subang Airport, but will be relocating to the larger, purpose-built facility in 2023’s fourth quarter when construction is completed.
The new facility will have a gross floor area of approximately 149,500ft2 including corporate offices, customer areas and back shops that further expand ExecuJet’s MRO capabilities.
The ultra-large aircraft hangar will be able to accommodate 10 to 15 business jets of various sizes simultaneously plus there will be a large dedicated apron area for use.
ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia has appointed a team of experienced consultants to design the facility.
(L to R): Nicholas Tan, General Manager Technical Services of ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia | Suniljit Singh, General Manager Maintenance of ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia | Ivan Lim Regional Vice President Asia of ExecuJet MRO Services | Jean-Michel Jacob, Asia Pacific President of Civil Aircraft at Dassault Aviation; and Didier Raynard, Southeast Asia & Pacific Head of Civil Aircraft at Dassault Aviation. Photo: ExecuJet MRO Services.
“These consultants are well-known in the market, especially in Southeast Asia, and have been involved in the construction of aviation MRO facilities in Malaysia and the wider region,” says Ivan Lim, Regional VP Asia for ExecuJet MRO Services.
“You need to have a team with experience and knowledge of aircraft MRO hangar operations, so they can advise on how the facility’s design can complement the needs of your MRO operation with the aim to maximise operational efficiency. This is why it’s so important to have a project team who is familiar with the work processes and needs of our industry.”
Lim says a key objective behind the design of the MRO facility was to maximize hangar space as well as to have environmentally-friendly features as part of the Group’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. We will make use of natural sunlight, as much as possible, while the lighting inside will be energy-efficient LED lights. The facility will be partly powered by an 85kW rooftop solar system and there will be water tanks for harvesting rainwater. The design of the hangar has also been future-proofed. For example, the reinforced concrete floor can accommodate the weight of business aircraft substantially heavier than those available today. And he says the hangar can easily accommodate the largest business jets in development, such as the ultra-large cabin Dassault Falcon 10X which is due to enter into service in 2025.
Lim says it was important for ExecuJet to build its own purpose-built MRO facility, because the company is committed to its clients on a long-term basis, with Malaysia being its centre for MRO activities in the region.
ExecuJet MRO Services serves Dassault, Bombardier and Gulfstream operators from across the Asia region and is certified by the CAA of Malaysia, US FAA, EASA and many other international airworthiness authorities. It is able to quickly dispatch mobile repair teams around the region, when needed, including to growing markets such as Vietnam.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 17th November 2022 | Issue #678