2017 Paris Air Show to see partnerships between M’sian and int’l players

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Paris Air Show, which runs from June 19 to 25, 2017, is expected to see several collaborative measures being undertaken between Malaysian and international aerospace players.

In a statement issued from Paris on Tuesday, the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) said the measures would encompass various verticals including manufacturing; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO); research and technology (R & T); and human capital development.

“This year’s air show will witness partnerships formed between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and Gyeongnam Techno Park, a South Korean global technology hub, in the development of Subang Aerotech Park.

“The park will be focusing on manufacturing (aero structures, components, tools and jigs) and MRO for aero-engine and components,” it said.

Besides, it said, MAHB would also partner with Denmark-based Skyways Technics to facilitate the latter’s expansion plan within the Malaysia Airports’ aerospace ecosystem spanning Subang and Kuala Lumpur International Airport Aeropolis.

On the R & T and human capital development, Miti said a tripartite letter of intent between Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre with Airbus and France’s Ministry of National Education would also be inked during the week-long event.

“The three parties have agreed to collaborate in developing new and innovative methods for training of aerospace engineers and blue-collar workers in Malaysia,” it said.

Apart from that, it said, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Malaysian Aerospace Industry Association and Taiwan Aerospace Industry Association would also be signed during the event.

“The MoU is to foster collaboration on capabilities and business opportunities, facilitate interaction for industry development,” it said. - Bernama