KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has the potential of becoming a
maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hub for military aircraft from Asean
countries and the Asian region.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysia had
professional and capable manpower in the MRO area which had gained foreign
"If Malaysia prepares itself early for this, we will be at the forefront in
grabbing the opportunities from rapid development in the MRO industry," he told
reporters after closing the two-day international conference on Military MRO
which had 130 participants.
The minister noted that some foreign countries including in Asia were
raising their military capability, including increasing the number of their jet
This, he said, would provide a good opportunity for Malaysia to expand its
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Ahmad Zahid said Malaysian companies had established cooperation with
American and European countries in military and commercial MRO.
He said this showed the foreign countries'' high level of confidence in the
capability and achievements of local MRO companies.
He suggested that local MRO companies establish cooperation between them to
"This will open up bigger opportunities for them to expand their business at
the international level and not just focus on the domestic market," he said.
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