Malaysia needs more skilled workers in aviation industry

Published by Afterschool.my on Jun 07, 2011, 01:33 pm

  • The global Maintenance, repairing and Overhaul  (MRO) service industry is expected to be worth RM 195.3 billion by 2020.
  • Government has identified the MRO industry as a profitable industry and expects to create 21,000 extra jobs and contribute RM 12.62 billion by 2020.
  • Government believes the demand for MRO service will increase with the growth in regional economies like India and China and plans to make Malaysia as a Asia Pacific MRO hub
  • MAS Aerospace Engineering (MAE) the engineering and maintenance division of Malaysia Airlines is said to be well positioned to benefit from this opportunity
  • Director general of Department of Civil Aviation recently said Malaysia needed more licensed aviation engineers and pointed out there was a lack of training centers in the country to train engineers with knowledge in general aviation
  • Currently, there are 8 flight training schools in the country but only 5 aircraft engineering schools have been certified as Authorised Training Orgranisation to produce engineers
  • The Schools are;

1. Malaysian Airline Engineering Training Center

2. DILOG Training and Services

3. Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology

4. Aeroprecesion Aviation Training Center

5. Malaysian Aviation Training Academy (MATA)

  • According to Ministry of Human Resource survey - Malaysia needed 16,000 aircraft engineers a year, but in the last 15 years only 3,000 licensed engineers were produced.
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