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Global Turbine Asia invests RM50mil in new manufacturing facility

LANGKAWI: Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, is investing RM50mil on its manufacturing facility, which will be fully completed in 2019.

In a statement, the company said the facility was in line with GTA’s intention to expand its activities for M88 engines tools and aircraft parts manufacturing.

GTA chairman and chief executive officer Datuk 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 RM50mil on the facility’s infrastructure, machinery, equipment as well as on training” she said in the statement.

“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, specialising 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, National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd,” Nonee said.

The GTA manufacturing dacility preview was officiated by the International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk 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 RM55.2bil to the economy by 2030, when we realise our aspiration for the country to become the Southeast Asia aerospace hub in Southeast Asia by 2030,” he said.


Source from: The Star Online