DNEST Aviation Services Sdn Bhd, the first aviation company to provide maintenance, operations, ground handling and VIP lounge services for aircraft in the country, was officially launched last Saturday.
Located at the old cargo complex of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SAAS) in Subang, the RM1.2mil facility provides a standard of maintenance and care for corporate and private aircraft to the international standards previously only available overseas.
dnest Aviation chairman, Tan Sri J. G. Daniel said that the company aimed to be a partner in developing a corporate aircraft hub for this region within the next two years, apart from providing services to aircraft from other countries.
We have interested parties from Britain, Australia, Singapore and Papua New Guinea to negotiate on possible joint-ventures and investment with us, he told reporters after the launching by Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk S.Subramanian.
Daniel said the company was confident that the new facility would encourage more local corporations and individuals to operate out of Subang.
It is also hoped that more corporate bodies in Malaysia will be encouraged to operate their own aircraft as they take up the challenges of globalisation, he said.
Daniel said Malaysia had the expertise in corporate aviation field and the SAAS Airport was ideal for corporate aircraft operation.
dnest Aviation managing director Captain Earnest Koilpillai said the company also provided training for aircraft engineers.
He said dnest Aviation currently had three foreign-registered jet and one local registered jet for maintenance purposes.
We expect that within the next two years, the number of aircraft that will be operating from our airfield will increase three-fold, he said. Bernama
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