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Selangor eyes making aviation show a staple event after successful first outing

27/11/2021 03:38 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 -- After a successful first outing, the Selangor Aviation Show 2022 (SAS2022) has been marked for Sept 8 to 10 next year in Subang as the state government aims to make it a “staple event” in Selangor’s aerospace industry.

State executive councillor for industry and trade Datuk Teng Chang Khim said with the achievements of SAS2021, the show next year is expected to showcase more planes and exhibitors. 

"The Selangor Aviation Show from now on will certainly become a staple event within the state’s aerospace industry.

"I am happy to announce that yesterday, during the tabling of the RM2.34 billion state budget for 2022, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari has granted a bigger allocation of RM5 million for the next edition, that is SAS2022.

"This allocation will certainly help us plan a bigger and bolder SAS for all of you next year,” he said at the closing ceremony of SAS2021 here today. 

SAS2021 this year was participated by six countries, including Malaysia and he is expecting SAS2022 to attract 10 countries, among them Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, China, Russia for the show to be on par with international shows. 

He said Invest Selangor Bhd, as the organiser, feels that there are still a lot of upsides and positives to explore within the industry.

"With the support from the business and general aviation community, especially here at Subang Airport and in greater Selangor, we hope to truly realise the ambition of making Selangor the ASEAN business and general aviation hub in the future,” he said and called on the aerospace industry to sign up early and make the 2022 event even better.

A total of 12 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on various aerospace industry sub-sector collaborations were signed during SAS2021.

Among the MoUs signed in SAS2021 was the strategic collaboration between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and ExecuJet Aviation Group which will see Dassault Aviation investing up to RM100 million through ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia (ExecuJet) to set up a new maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) facility that will be positioned as Dassault Aviation’s MRO “centre of excellence” for Asia.

The one-stop centre for business jets will carry out line and heavy maintenance on Dassault, Bombardier, and Gulfstream aircraft as well as interior refurbishment.

-- BERNAMA


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