GLOBAL TURBINE ASIA extends contract with RMAF for Makila 2A1 engine maintenance

Over-achievement in the past three years, with 100% component availability

Langkawi, Mar 23, 2017 –  Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group, providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts, has successfully extended its Global Support Package (GSP) contract for an additional three years until January 2020, with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) for 30 of their MAKILA 2A1 engines.

Dato’ Nonee Ashirin Dato’ Mohd Radzi, GTA Chairman & CEO was officially presented the good news of contract extension during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017. 

GTA has exceeded the contractual KPI of 85% availability of engine components, delivering a perfect 100% over the last three years. 

Dato’ Nonee explained, “We have a Field Support Representative (FSR) on site and a dedicated team in GTA to support RMAF at all times. We also provide on job training to RMAF staff to ensure safety, maintenance and handling of the aircrafts are strictly followed. Furthermore, we also conduct quarterly meetings with the operations team to ensure all issues are properly addressed”.

The GSP is a comprehensive and complete maintenance management of military and parapublic fleets to ensure aircrafts are ready for take-off at all times. 

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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. 

A Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group, 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, providing dedicated support to Safran customers in Malaysia. 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. Through collaboration with Safran, one of the world’s innovative companies in the world, GTA gains competitive advantage over others, having undergone rigorous technical and processes requirements, having close proximity to their customers, which translates to excellent customer service standard. 

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GLOBAL TURBINE ASIA NAMED KEY SUPPORT TO HELANG FLYING ACADEMY, NEW REGIONAL FLYING SCHOOL IN IPOH.

Global Turbine Asia to provide engine services support for Helang Flying Academy, set to open its doors by third quarter of 2017.

Langkawi, Mar 23, 2017 – Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group has signed a memorandum of understanding providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts to Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd (HFA), the new regional flying school based in Ipoh, Malaysia.

 

The MoU signed will see GTA & HFA discussing on Support By the Hour program for the future Safran Helicopter Engine equipment acquisitions and to jointly explore a mutual collaboration in training while respecting both parties’ interest and core business activities.

 

This contract will cover end to end support, allowing Helang Flying Academy to guarantee the excellence of the fleet of seven EC120 helicopters that it is currently acquiring. Safran Helicopter Engines will cover all phases of the maintenance process giving Helang Flying Academy a global support system that optimises maintenance costs and ensures on-time performance.

This MoU also covers Helang Flying Academy mechanic training by Safran Helicopter Engines which leads to HFA being the first Safran Helicopter Engines-approved centre for overhaul of helicopter engines in the Asian region.

 

Helang Training Academy is a joint venture between Major Flagship Sdn Bhd, and Defense Conseil International (DCI), the reference operator of the French Ministry of Defence. The JV was announced last year at Farnborough Airshow, in London and aims at providing training to Military and Civil operators from Asia and Middle East from its modern facilities in Malaysia.

 

“Having a well maintained aircraft is just as important as our experienced instructor personnel and experts providing state of the art training to our students. We are confident that GTA will be able to provide exceptional level of service required for our academy,” commented Charles Le Bot, CEO of Helang Flying Academy after he signed the MoU with Dato’ Nonee Ashirin Dato’ Mohd Radzi, GTA Chairman & CEO. The signing was witnessed by Valerie Patuel, COO of Global Turbine Asia, DCI President Jean Michel Palogos, Dato Zaki Zahid, Director of Major Flagship Sdn Bhd, Dato Rozabil Abdul Rahman, Director of Major Flagship Sdn Bhd and Franck Saudo, Executive Vice President, Safran Helicopter Engines.

 

“We are happy to and very excited to supporting Helang Flying Academy in their extensive operations . We are looking forward to daily ensuring excellence in our relations and to play our important role for their fleet availability and ensure safe operations with our engines ,” added Dato’ Nonee.

 

DCI, who is already a key customer to GTA’s partner, the Safran Group, has a renowned expertise in the helicopter field, both in pilot training as well as maintenance operations. The company will provide key specialists in providing training at the academy.

 

Currently, GTA and Helang Flying Academy are finalizing the details on the types of maintenance support which includes the comprehensive Support By Hour® service.

 

Helang Flying Academy targets to provide training for civil and government clients in the South East Asia region, which includes initial pilot and specific mission training.

 

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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.

 

A Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group, 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, providing dedicated support to Safran customers in Malaysia. 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. Through collaboration with Safran, one of the world’s innovative companies in the world, GTA gains competitive advantage over others, having undergone rigorous technical and processes requirements, having close proximity to their customers, which translates to excellent customer service standard.

 

 

Helang Flying Academy

Created as a joint venture between Défense Conseil International (DCI) and Major Flagship Sdn Bhd (MFSB) in July 2016, Helang Flying Academy is the first regional helicopter training centre in Malaysia. It allows Malaysia to offer helicopter training adapted to the needs of State agencies and the armed forces.

 

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GLOBAL TURBINE ASIA TO INVEST RM 50 MILLION IN NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN SUBANG, MALAYSIA.

EMBARGO UNTIL 21 MARCH, 11.45PM

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.

For more information, please contact:

Rumaizon at +6019 226 0252 or e-mail: Rumaizon@ideascape.com.my

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GLOBAL TURBINE ASIA AND BHIC AEROSERVICES PARTNERSHIP STRENGTHENS MALAYSIA’S POSITION AS MRO SERVICES HUB FOR THE REGION

Langkawi, Mar 22, 2017 – Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA) and BHIC Aeroservices Sdn Bhd (BHICAS), a joint venture company between Airbus and Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd entered into a partnership to provide support to the MMEA engine fleets. In the partnership, BHICAS will be providing nose to tail maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service for helicopters.

GTA is a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group, providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts.
Dato’ Nonee Ashirin Dato’ Mohd Radzi, GTA Chairman & CEO signed a Support By the Hour contract with Tan Sri Ahmad Ramli, Executive Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of BHICAS formalizing the partnership between the two companies, where GTA will support BHICAS specifically in the engine maintenance works. The signing took place at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2017.

BHICAS, currently the main provider of MRO services for Airbus helicopters owned by the Government of Malaysia and its related agencies have begun extending their reach to a wider customer base in the region, since its inception four years ago.
Tan Sri Ahmad Ramli said, “This partnership is timely as we are ready to position ourselves as the MRO hub in the region. GTA plays a crucial part in complementing the services we are providing, which is a complete nose to tail MRO services”.
Dato’ Nonee mentioned, ”This collaboration between GTA and BHICAS is proof that local companies are just as capable in providing world-class services in this extremely strict and demanding field of expertise, where quality of service directly translates to the safety of the aircraft”.

GTA provides Support By Hour (SBH®) service to BHICAS for its engine maintenance, a comprehensive service that provides financial and operational coverage that covers scheduled and unscheduled events, which limits the exposure to unexpected expenses.

 

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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.

A Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group, 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, providing dedicated support to Safran customers in Malaysia. 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. Through collaboration with Safran, one of the world’s innovative companies in the world, GTA gains competitive advantage over others, having undergone rigorous technical and processes requirements, having close proximity to their customers, which translates to excellent customer service standard.

 

For more information, please contact:
Rumaizon at +6019 226 0252 or email: Rumaizon@ideascape.com.my

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GTA and Strand Aerospace Malaysia partner to build R&D capabilities in turbo fan and turboprop engines in Malaysia

Farnborough, July 10, 2012 – Global Turbine Asia (GTA), a Malaysian MRO service provider specifically for helicopter engines, with the support of SAFRAN SNECMA, a French multinational aircraft engines manufacturer, have formalised their partnership with Strand Aerospace Malaysia, a local engineering services company, to incorporate R&D expertise in the field of turbo fan and turboprop engines in Malaysia. 

The collaboration was motivated by the acquisition of the A400M by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) from Airbus Military, which required a significant degree of collaboration and coordination between the two parties to support the aircraft in service.  GTA together with Strand Aerospace Malaysia proposed to provide the necessary support to RMAF in maintaining the A400M in service.

 

GTA was formed in 2009 as part of the transfer of Aero Turbine technology between France (SAFRAN TURBOMECA) and Malaysia. With the acquisition of 12 xEC725 Cougar helicopters by the RMAF, GTA was able to capitalize on the development of its Helicopter Turbine capabilities to establish a much stronger relationship with the OEM. Further talks  of SAFRAN SNECMA to set up additional capabilities for the M88 fighter jet turbine engine is currently ongoing. An agreement was signed during DSA in March 2012 between SNECMA and GTA.

 

In the framework of establishing a centre of excellence for Aero Propulsion in Malaysia, GTA

has decided to go even beyond MRO capabilities by establishing a strategic partnership with

another Malaysian Company called Strand Aerospace Malaysia (SAM).

 

The A400M aircraft is a highly advanced military transport aircraft that employs both advanced

composite structures in its airframe as well as advanced engine technology for its propulsion

System, employing the latest maintenance methodologies from the OEMs.

 

Both GTA and Strand Aerospace Malaysia have been affecting technology and knowledge transfer successfully for many years as a result of their global business footprint

It is envisaged that with this ready base of knowledge and experience, the partnership

can support the RMAF in achieving a quick build up of indigenous capabilities to support the

A400M in service and therefore reduce the reliance on costly overseas support.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between GTA Chairman/Owner, Dato Nonee Ashirin and Strand Aerospace Malaysia COO, Naguib Mohd Nor, witnessed by Minister of Defense Malaysia, Datuk Sri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

 

Figure 1: MOU Signing between GTA and SAM at the Farnborough International Air Show (from left to right Naguib Mohd Nor COO/Owner SAM, Datuk Sri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Dato Nonee Ashirin

Chairman/Owner GTA)

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GTA signs with SNECMA as local authorised company for maintenance work Wins contract to service RMAF new EC725 helicopter...

Kuala Lumpur, March 10, 2012 – Global Turbine Asia (GTA), a local company leading the Malaysian industry in the rotor wing engines, in partnership with TURBOMECA signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with SNECMA, the world leader in aircraft and rocket engines. The MoU puts GTA as the local authorized structure to carry out maintenance work on SNECMA engines.

The signing between Dato Nonee Ashirin, GTA Chairman & Owner and Mr Didier Desnoyer,  SNECMA Vice President Military, was witnessed by Datuk Sri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Minister of Defence Malaysia, at the last Defence Services Asia 2012 in Kuala Lumpur.

GTA has been selected to support the brand new Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) EC725 helicopter engine (TURBOMECA Makila 2A1) with a support concept called the Global Support Package.

GTA is currently supporting the Malaysian Military and Civilian helicopter customers, which

represent 23 operators and 200 engines. Within the Military customers, GTA is providing

support to RMAF, RMN, PUTD and MMEA.

 

This Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) package is a dedicated contract between the

RMAF and GTA, dissociated from the air framer support contract and focused on the engine

support only. GTA as the OEM front office in Malaysia, is in close and permanent connection

with the entire needed TURBOMECA departments. This support package is based on an

availability rate commitment at an agreed price giving the opportunity to the RMAF to focus on

its main goal, which is “to fly and do the mission”.

 

Dato Nonee said, “GTA believes that these performance based package could be also used in the framework of the TP400M engine support as an extension of the current concept agreed between the RMAF and GTA. The RMAF willing to perform “on wing” maintenance and to have the capability to do other maintenance tasks can be studied in the frame of this support package”.

 

 

 

Figure 3 – MOU Signing between Dato Nonee Ashirin, Chairman & Owner, GTA with Mr Didier Desnoyer VP Military, Snecma witnessed by Datuk Sri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, at DSA 2012

 

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Turbomeca increases its footprint in Malaysia signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Heli Partner Engines

Turbomeca increases its footprint in Malaysia signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Heli Partner Engines

 

Bordes, July 6 2011 – Olivier Andriès, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran group) and Nonee Ashirin, Chairman of Heli Partner Engines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial participation of Turbomeca within Heli Partner Engines.This MoU has been signed in presence of Dato’ Fri Dr. Haji Ismail Bin Haji Ahmad, Secretary General Ministry of Defence Malaysia, Tan Fri Aziz Zainal, Malaysian Ambassador in France and Raymond Lubrano, Heli Partner Engines CEO.

With the signing of this MoU, Turbomeca will further develop its presence in Malaysia and enhance its customers’ proximity in the region.

The main purpose of this agreement is to improve Turbomeca answer to the requirements of an ever-expanding helicopter activity in Malaysia, mainly through offshore, military and parapublic activities.

As Heli Partner Engines is a member of the defence industry and is offset beneficiary to support the Makila 2, the engines of the EC 725 recently ordered by Malaysia, this investment allows Turbomeca to develop its support capabilities and customer’s proximity in Malaysia.” said Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca CEO.

 

I am very pleased with this new agreement, which reinforces the strong partnership between Heli Partner Engines and Turbomeca, initiated two years ago. It demonstrates furthermore our common commitment to the Malaysian aeronautic industry.” announced Nonee Ashirin, Chairman of Heli Partner Engines.

With a commitment to serve their customers better, Turbomeca and Heli Partner Engines embarked in 2009 on a strategic joint partnership to vastly improve the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services being offered to helicopter operators.

 

 

 

Picture: From left to right: Gérard Brohez (Turbomeca Asia Pacific Managing Director), Tan Fri Aziz Zainal (Malaysian Ambassador in France), Olivier Andriès (Turbomeca CEO), Nonee Ashirin (Chairman of HeliPartnerEngines), Dato’ Sri Dr. Haji Ismail Bin Haji Ahmad (Secretary General Ministry of Defence Malaysia),Raymond Lubrano (HeliPartner Engines CEO). * * *

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