ExecuJet MRO plans to expand its facility in Malaysia

ExecuJet MRO Services, under an agreement with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, will build its own 144,000 square foot maintenance facility at Subang Airport, replacing the 64,000 square feet of leased facilities from which it operates. currently. The new facility will include 125,000 square feet of hangar space and approximately 19,000 square feet of office and store space.

More importantly, the new building will give ExecuJet “full operational control” of its Malaysian site. “These facilities from which we operate have limitations,” said Ivan Lim, ExecuJet’s vice president of MRO services in Asia. AIN. “They weren’t built for this purpose. They’re actually built for aircraft hangars, not 100 percent to respond to MRO operations.” Lim added that ExecuJet also has the right of first refusal on land at the airport for future expansion.

The new facility, expected to be completed in 2023, will accommodate up to 10 to 12 mid-to-large cabin long-range jets. “It’s a perfect size for us,” Lim said. Plans for ExecuJet MRO Services’ own facilities have been in the works for a few years, he added, but have been put on hold with the emergence of Covid-19.

The Malaysian site currently employs 70 people. That number is expected to rise to 80 once the new facility is ready for occupancy, Lim said. A subsidiary of Dassault Aviation since 2019, the ExecuJet plant in Malaysia is authorized to perform maintenance on Falcon jets as well as Bombardier and Gulfstream aircraft.

The Malaysian facility’s certification authorities include FAA, EASA, Civil Aviation Administration of China, Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority, Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority , the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia. The site is also seeking certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, Lim said.

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