South Africa’s ExecuJet MRO Services Plans for Expansion in Malaysia

Jan 2021

ExecuJet MRO Services, an international aviation services provider based in Johannesburg, has announced its latest expansion plan at its Subang Airport facility to cater to the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services market in the region. The new integrated MRO facility is expected to be completed in 2021 or 2022.

The expansion would allow its local branch to move capacities from the current 64,000 sq ft facility to 100,000-150,000 sq ft. This will maximize its hangar’s space to accommodate between 10 and 15 large-cabin, long-range business jets. The company is also an authorized service center for Bombardier and Gulfstream planes in Malaysia.

In December 2020, ExecuJet MRO Service, which is also a subsidiary of France-based Dassault Aviation, received certification from the global and local civil aviation authorities to perform maintenance on all in-production Falcon aircrafts. The move is in line with Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) Subang Airport Regeneration Initiative plan to position Malaysia as a regional MRO hub.

ExecuJet MRO Services Regional Vice President for Asia Ivan Lim stated that Falcon aircrafts began with less than 10% of the local business in 2019 but was expected to rise by 15 – 20% by the end of 2020. In 2021, the number is anticipated to gradually increase by a third. ExecuJet has completed maintenance checks on all Dassault civil aircraft currently in production – the Falcon 900, Falcon 2000, Falcon 7X, and Falcon 8X. Some other projects include a 24-month maintenance check and ADSB-Out upgrade on a Philippine-registered Falcon 900EX, and several 24-month/1,600 flight hours inspections on Falcon 2000 series aircraft.

(Sources: AIN Online; ExecuJet-MRO)

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