AirAsia unit gets MRO approval in Malaysia

(PHOTO: ADE) Group unit, Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), has received base maintenance approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM). The approval allows ADE to perform regular line maintenance and base maintenance (hangar or C-checks) for the AirAsia Group’s airlines. The company said it will also support third-party airlines for aircraft maintenance repairs and overhaul (MRO).

ADE Chief Executive Officer Mahesh Kumar said the company has made great progress since it was launched in the midst of the pandemic in September last year. “We are thrilled to expand our services now to support AirAsia Group and other airlines in the region. AirAsia Group have been sending aircraft to other MRO operators for scheduled base maintenance, which will now be able to be serviced locally in Malaysia delivering significant efficiencies including reduced maintenance costs,” he said in a statement.

Additionally, ADE has received approvals from the directorates-general of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India and Indonesia. “We will continue to work with other aviation authorities in Asean as well as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for further approvals to support more local, regional and international operators with leading edge technology, innovation, and great value services at the highest quality,” he said. “We thank CAAM for assisting to make this a reality. Based on demand, we are looking to expand our aircraft maintenance facilities and services in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Johor and other airports in Malaysia by either utilising existing hangars or building new hangars.”

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