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ExecuJet sets out stall in Kuala Lumpur
The 149,500-sq ft MRO centre, the largest business aviation maintenance facility at Subang Airport, also includes workshops, storage space, offices for staff and customers, training rooms as well as rest areas.
Subang is to become a hotbed of private aviation. ExecuJet's team are looking forward to the challenge.

ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia has moved into its new purpose-built MRO facility at Subang airport near downtown Kuala Lumpur. This internationally certified MRO facility reinforces Malaysia's position as a regional centre for MRO and highlights the importance of Asia as a growing business aviation market.

“The benefit of having a purpose-built MRO facility is it can include new features to support MRO activity, for example, a built-in overhead-crane for aircraft engine changes, and it can be future-proofed,” says Ivan Lim, regional VP Asia at ExecuJet MRO Services. “We also designed the hangar and workshops to optimise the workflow through the facility. The 105,000 sq ft hangar can accommodate up to 15 medium and large business jets simultaneously, including the ultra-large-cabin Dassault Falcon 6X and Falcon 10X. Our previous facility at Subang Airport was smaller, and the hangar was originally designed for aircraft undercover parking.”

The 149,500 sq ft MRO centre, the largest business aviation maintenance facility at Subang Airport, also includes workshops, storage space, offices for staff and customers, training rooms as well as rest areas.

This purpose-built facility offers customers the full suite of MRO services from line maintenance and AOG support through to heavy maintenance checks, cabin interior refurbishments, satcom installations, avionics upgrades and other advanced modifications. The aircraft types covered are those from Dassault Aviation, Bombardier and Gulfstream.

Lim continues: “The business aviation industry in Asia, particularly southeast Asia, has witnessed strong growth, driving demand for MRO services. The larger, purpose-built facility at Subang Airport allows us to cater to the growth in the business aviation market and enables us to expand our MRO capabilities.”

Environmental factors were a major design driver for the Kuala Lumpur complex. The new hangar's energy-saving design elements include large windows, allowing for more natural light; LED lighting; high-volume low-speed overhead fans for cooling; an 85kW rooftop solar system and water tanks for harvesting rainwater.

“Over the last half decade, we have more than doubled our global support capacity and considerably modernised our MRO capability,” notes Jean Kayanakis, SVP for worldwide customer service at Dassault Aviation, ExecuJet MRO Services' parent company “We now have more than 60 service locations and 15 parts distribution centres around the world, along with the GoTeams necessary to support aircraft in the field 24/7 wherever they may be. This is part of a strategy aimed at keeping us as close as possible to our customers and offering all the services needed to maximise the up-time and value of their Falcon fleets.”

ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia is certified by Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, EASA, the FAA, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and other national civil aviation regulators around the world.

In a separate development, EASA and the US FAA have certified ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia to perform line maintenance and provide AOG support for Falcon 6X aircraft throughout the region.

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