Asia Digital Engineering Opens New MRO Facility in Senai, Johor Bahru in Malaysia
Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), the engineering arm of Capital A (previously AirAsia Berhad) has opened a new MRO facility in Senai, Johor Bahru in Malaysia. This is ADE’s third facility and will provide maintenance for Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft, among others.
On Wednesday (January 18, 2023), airasia announced that Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), the engineering arm of Capital A (formerly AirAsia Group Berhad), has opened a new MRO facility in Senai, Johor Bahru in Malaysia. The 5,000 square meter facility has been built on 107.4 acres at Senai Airport’s Free Industrial Zone (SAFIZ). This is ADE’s third facility, and the first MRO facility at the Senai International Airport Aviation Park. With over 20 years of experience servicing the airasia fleet, ADE is extending their engineering and maintenance expertise to third-party airlines, providing services such as component support, line maintenance, and base maintenance for a range of aircraft, including Airbus A320s and A330s.
At Wednesday’s inaugural event, Capital A’s CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, said,
Firstly, we would like to thank His Royal Highness Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, the Crown Prince of Johor for gracing our event today, and for His Royal Highness’ support in launching our first hangar facility in Senai, Johor Bahru. We are confident that Johor as a state offers a new gold mine of opportunities – a valuable asset to Malaysia’s ongoing economic development. Upon opening the doors to this hangar facility, it will further expand ADE’s presence in aircraft engineering to economically bustling countries in Asia Pacific.”
“We are proud that ADE marks a milestone today in disrupting and changing MRO services in a significant way, just like how AirAsia has disrupted and created a whole new market for travel more than 20 years ago. We owe a large part of AirAsia to the maintenance and high efficiency of ADE, and in turn, guarantee its fleet of work to ADE, which allows it to reduce costs for airlines, thus lowering fares for customers. Moreover, due to Capital A’s digital ecosystem with our investment into data, ADE has greatly been able to benefit using data science to increase efficiency, reliability and productivity. As a 21st century engineering company driven by big data, we are sure ADE will put Johor and Malaysia firmly on the map as a world leading MRO provider for AirAsia and other third party airlines within the region.”
ADE’s CEO, Mahesh Kumar, added,
“The launch of this aircraft maintenance hangar in Senai is a great milestone for ADE to start the year with. We are proud of our contribution to the growth of the Malaysian maintenance aerospace sector, especially at strategic development zones like Johor.
“Senai International Airport is strategically positioned, granting easy access to the rapidly growing countries in Asia Pacific. In addition, Senai Airport Terminal Services (SATS) has developed a comprehensive 20-year master plan to transform Senai International Airport and its surroundings to a world-class airport city. At ADE, we see this as a golden opportunity for us to expand our presence and expertise in the MRO space, especially in bringing more foreign investments to the state and the nation in general through the aerospace industry.
“In line with ADE’s belief in appreciating and nurturing the community, we look forward to expanding our hangar facility functions into a training school for aviation professionals and aerospace engineering students nationwide and beyond. We believe the best way to grow our company and the community we serve is to invest in our own people by reskilling and upskilling them. We would like to thank our partners for their support in carrying out this ambitious project as we continue to grow in line with demand for MRO services in Asean and beyond in our quest to become the industry leader in this space”
Founded in 2020, Asia Digital Engineering (ADE) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur-based Capital A. The MRO company has been built on AirAsia Engineering’s best practices and extensive experience. ADE offers a broad range of services, including line maintenance, base maintenance, component repair and overhaul, warehouse management and technical design services. The company also offers digitally driven engineering solutions and support services.