AirAsia sets up MRO unit to boost revenue 

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has restructured the group's engineering units across its operating airlines into a centralised maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) subsidiary - Asia Digital Engineering Sdn Bhd (ADE).

The company told Bursa Malaysia today that it has appointed Mahesh Kumar Jaya Kumar, the group's head of fleet & technical asset management, as chief executive officer of ADE.

"ADE has successfully obtained the Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to start its operation with effect from Sept 9," AirAsia said.

As a independent wholly owned subsidiary, ADE will target business from AirAsia’s group airlines and other carriers in the region.

It will focus on key services such as line maintenance, workshop, engineering support, component and warehouse as well as digital and innovation.

"ADE will embark on the Industry 4.0 digital transformation journey, embracing the future by leveraging on the latest technologies in automation, big data analytics, predictive maintenance, machine learning and artificial intelligence to effectively reduce maintenance costs and increase productivity and efficiency while maintaining a high level of safety, quality and airworthiness of the fleet," AirAsia said.

"ADE will be an avenue to earn additional income which will contribute to the overall increase in revenue for AirAsia," it added.

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