Skyways Technics expands presence at Subang Airport

The company plan on developing its regional Asia Pacific hub with new end to end MRO facilities

Malaysia Airports and maintenance firm, Skyways Technics Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which enables the company to expand its regional Asia Pacific hub at Subang Airport.

This is a major milestone for the relationship of both parties, as the new facility is set to include an airframe MRO hangar, component repair workshops, parts distribution centre and ground aircraft services.

Subang Airport
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“Skyways Technics’ intention to continually expand its capabilities and grow in South East Asia is in complete alignment with our Subang Airport regeneration strategy, which seeks to position Subang Airport as the hub for turboprops in the Asia Pacific and meets the demands of ATR maintenance in the region,” said Randhill Singh, head of KLIA Aeropolis, Malaysia Airports.

“The MRO activities in this region are set to grow by 150% over the next ten years totalling $21.7bn (£15.3bn). Subang Airport is more than ready to host Skyways Technics Group’s expanded regional Asia Pacific hub that will leverage on ATR operators and MRO centres, allowing it to cater to the region’s demand.”

The Danish organisation established its Asian base at the Malaysian hub in 2014, consisting of just a component repair workshop.

Subang is hoping to become Asia Pacific’s main maintenance and repair site for ATR and regional aircraft.

Group CEO of Skyways Technics, Benjamin Nielson, also commented on the venture: “Building on seven years of spare parts support for regional aircraft operators and lessors throughout the Asia Pacific, we feel the time is right to offer ever increasing services from our home at Subang Airport. Since the very first day we have felt more than welcome at [the hub]. Thus, it is our great pleasure to continue on this journey and are honoured to do so with our partner and friend, Malaysia Airports.”

Skyways Technics, which currently resides at the MRO centre at the airport, plans to position itself as a regional centre to broaden its local expertise.