PETALING JAYA: Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider MAB Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (Mabes) has been reorganised as a wholly owned entity of Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) effective May 1, 2023.
This is part of the group’s plan to explore and capitalise on its current strength and future potential in the global MRO market, it told the press.
MAG managing director Izham Ismail said that as part of the MRO operationalisation plan, the group has devised strategic initiatives which have yielded positive results in their MRO revenue performance and clientele base.
“This allows Mabes to strengthen its position as a one-stop MRO solutions provider in the region,” Izham said, adding that the reorganisation of Mabes will allow them to compete effectively in the third-party MRO market, and lead growth of the MRO business nationally.
Aligned with MAG’s Long-Term Business Plan 2.0 (LTBP2.0), the group seeks to fulfil its aspirations to become Asia’s leading travel and aviation services group, focused on delivering highly customised, end-to-end travel solutions.
“With a renewed focus on growth and innovation, Mabes will continue to strengthen its capabilities in providing third-party MRO services while maintaining the highest levels of quality and safety,” its statement read today.
“Mabes remains committed to continue providing exceptional MRO services to its global customers, while also expanding its offerings to meet the evolving needs of the aviation industry, in line with LTBP2.0,” Izham said.
Apart from providing aircraft line and base maintenance to Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, MASwings, and Amal aircraft, Mabes has also garnered trust from international airlines and aircraft lessors.
Under MAG’s new target operating model implemented early 2023, Mabes will be under the purview of the aviation services profit centre, which is responsible for overseeing cargo, ground handling, MRO operations, and the group’s training academy.
It will be overseen by aviation services CEO Nadziruddin Basri, and supported by Mabes CEO Eke Nazri Rahim.
Mabes currently operates 11 production lines at three hangars – namely Hangar 1 in Subang Airport (SZB) to cater to maintenance of ATRs, Hangar 5 and 6 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to service narrow and wide-body aircrafts.
In the next two years, they are looking to expand their production lines.
Mabes presently holds 21 regulatory certifications covering Malaysia, Europe, the United States, amongst others.