MRO Management

“A natural step”: Skyways Technics Asia expands workshops and capabilities

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Skyways Technics Asia has extended its structural repair workshops and warehousing facilities in Subang, Malaysia to cover an area of more than 3,000sq m.

The workshops’ surface area has tripled, while additional shops for sheet metal and composite works have been introduced, according to the Skyways Technics subsidiary. The Subang warehouse has also doubled in size, increasing the space for both owned and consigned structural components that are available for loan, exchange and outright sale.

Skyways Technics Asia focuses on regional aircraft support and is now able to release structural repairs for all ATR interior, fuselage, wing, nacelle and door items, with both EASA and CAAM certification. The scope includes sensitive components such as radomes, outboard and inboard flaps and flight control surfaces (ailerons/elevators/rudders).

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“This substantial capability addition is a natural step after the successful launch of our MRO operations in Malaysia two years ago – a launch that was greatly welcomed by operators, MROs and lessors throughout the Asia Pacific region,” said Amaury Parent, regional manager in charge of Skyways Technics Asia development.

“We are convinced there is definitely a need for more capabilities to be established in Asia Pacific, and this is why we have decided to specialise in regional aircraft structural repairs in Malaysia. Our capabilities are unique in this region, and the need is confirmed – from OEMs wanting to build a better aftermarket support network for operators, to airlines willing to use high-quality and affordable repair services, to MROs looking into refocusing on the core business of turning aircraft checks quickly and efficiently.

“Structural components are bulky and heavy, and sending them to Europe or North America for repair also often results in occasions where freight cost outweighs the actual repair cost. We have a great set-up established in Malaysia and a team of highly skilled and motivated employees that we want to do so much more with.”

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