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LANGKAWI, MARCH 21, 2017: Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, has announced its plan on its manufacturing facility, which will be fully completed in 2019. This facility is in line with GTA’s intention to expand its activities for M88 engines tools and aircraft parts manufacturing.
GTA chairman and chief executive officer Dato’ Nonee Ashirin Mohd Radzi said the facility would be located on eight acres of land in the Subang Aerospace Park. The GTA Manufacturing Facility is proof of GTA’s commitment towards the government’s aim to become Southeast Asia’s aerospace hub in 2030.
“We are investing RM50 million on the facility’s infrastructure, machinery, equipment as well as on training” she said when speaking to reporters during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) here today.
“As a country, we have the talent and the expertise to drive the industry’s growth. At GTA, we believe in capacity building, which is why we will have a special training programme, which is dedicated towards producing highly skilled workers, specializing in the aerospace industry.
“The facility will create job opportunities and has received significant support from key institutional bodies such as the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB),” she said.
The GTA Manufacturing Facility preview was officiated by the Minister of International Trade and Industry Minister, Dato’ Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
“The GTA Manufacturing Facility is proof that we have the capacity and the capability to make our mark in the aerospace industry. The aerospace industry in Malaysia is projected to contribute a total revenue of RM55.2 billion to the economy by 2030, when we realize our aspiration for the country to become the Southeast Asia aerospace hub in Southeast Asia by 2030,” he said.
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GLOBAL TURBINE ASIA
Global Turbine Asia is an independent engine and maintenance, repair and overhaul service provider of military and civil engines in the Asia Pacific region.
GTA is a representation of true technical capabilities, dedication and partnership, which have developed and grown from a local industrial footprint into a regional inspiration.
GTA began its journey in 2010 with a focused objective – to become the local champion leading the industry in rotor wing engines. At LIMA 2017, they embark on their next chapter of growth, establishing expertise and world class capabilities to better serve the industry, aptly captured in their new tagline, Powering Excellence. one of the world’s innovative companies in the world, GTA gains competitive advantage over others, having undergone rigorous technical and processes requirements and having close proximity to their customers, which translates to excellent customer service standard.
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