The operator hopes the renovation will push the hub forward to become the main aerospace and business aviation base in the region
Malaysia Airports has recently submitted its long-term development plans for Lagangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (LTSAAS) to the government, specifically focussing on aerospace ecosystem, business aviation and urban community.
After the renovation, the hub is set to have enhanced manufacturing, assembly, operations maintenance and aircraft recycling capabilities.
Additionally, business aviation features such as FBO, charter operations, hangarage, flight simulation and ground handling are also planned to be inaugurated.
“Since mandated by the government in 2005 to develop LTSAAS into an international aerospace park, we have grown the ecosystem by four times attracting the presence of 60 leading brand names and facilitating capital inflows of over 500 million Malaysian Ringgit,” said Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, group CEO of Malaysia Airports.
“Moving forward, Malaysia Airports’ LTSAAS regeneration plan will grow the ecosystem further by three times, doubling the number of global and local operators to more than 100 that will create and support 19,000-strong high skilled workforce.”
Furthermore, Salleh believes that the renovation aligns with the “shared prosperity vision 2030” – a commitment that promotes sustainable growth within the region.
The urban airport community model works in line with the market preference of having a base that’s small and convenient, with a fast turnaround. This is set to serve domestic and short haul flights within the Klang Valley region.
Capacity at the hub is expected to be increased – similar to Kuala Lumpur International – by improving technological advancements that monitor passenger processing and slot management.
LTSAAS hope to become the preferred aerospace and business aviation base in Asia Pacific within the next five years.