MIGHT presents draft for aerospace industry blueprint

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) presented its 39-point draft of the Malaysian Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2015-2030 to the government.

MIGHT said on Tuesday it had presented the completed draft to the Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and more than 150 key local aerospace industry stakeholders.

The blueprint has mapped out 39 points to enable local players to compete effectively in the global aerospace industry. Areas covered relate to design, development, manufacturing, construction, maintenance and disposal of aircraft, spacecraft and missiles/ rockets. 

Other aspects include regulatory, human capital and infrastructure aspects. It excludes “operation” of aircraft and missile/rockets that is commercial aviation, general aviation and military aviation.
Various stakeholders included the aerospace industry, regulatory agencies, education and training providers as well as related government agencies, government and research institutes through seven stakeholders’ engagement running from April to August 2014.

The blueprint is expected to be launched during the opening of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace  exhibition (LIMA) 2015.

Currently, MITI is overseeing the aerospace industry development through its’ inclusion in the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) under business services.