(12 May 2021)
Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of AirAsia, has received base maintenance approval from
the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).
ADE can now perform regular line maintenance as
well as base maintenance (hangar or C-checks) for AirAsia Group’s
airlines, and will be available to support third party airlines
with aircraft maintenance repairs and overhaul (MRO).
Mahesh Kumar, CEO of ADE said, “ADE has made great
progress since it was launched in the midst of the pandemic in
September last year. We are thrilled to expand our services now to
support AirAsia Group and other airlines in the region.
Group have been sending aircraft to other MRO operators for
scheduled base maintenance, which will now be able to be serviced
locally in Malaysia delivering significant efficiencies including
reduced maintenance costs.
“Furthermore, ADE has received approvals
from the Directorates-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India
and Indonesia and we will continue to work with other aviation
authorities in ASEAN as well as the European Union Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) for further approvals to support more local,
regional and international operators with leading edge technology,
innovation, and great value services at the highest quality.”
ADE is expected to expand its aircraft maintenance facilities and services
in KLIA, Johor and other airports in Malaysia by either utilising
existing hangars or building new hangars.
“With this base maintenance approval from CAAM,
ADE is now poised to become not just the biggest MRO in Malaysia,
but also one of the biggest in ASEAN and beyond. Importantly, as
ADE continues to drive digital innovation, our base maintenance
division will continue to enable ADE to deliver industry leading,
cost effective and high quality solutions through cutting edge
technologies, which previously were not possible,” Mahesh added.
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