By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini
SUBANG, Nov 26 — The aviation market in the region is gradually picking up following the Covid-19 pandemic as more industry players are looking for more significant opportunities to expand their operations.
Participants of the Selangor Aviation Show 2021 (SAS 2021) hope that the inaugural event could be a platform for them to promote their products and services.
Embraer Services and Support (Asia Pacific) director Augustine Tai said the aviation show helps the Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer broaden its industry scope.
He said the company is looking for ways and means to partner with other industry players in the region, thus contributing to the growth of Embraer in Asia Pacific.
“We are excited to participate in SAS 2021, and aside from coming down to show Embraer aircraft, we also want to engage with Malaysian people and to hold various discussions with the government for our future plans.
“As of now, Embraer is based in Singapore, but we also look forward to setting up an office here. With Malaysia being one of the biggest maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) centres, I am very sure that Embraer will participate in the aviation show again,” he told Selangor Journal when met yesterday.
Meanwhile, Cempaka Helicopters Flight Operation Manager Captain Musa Hasan describes the aviation show as a platform to introduce his product.
“Since this is an event related to the aviation industry, most of the attendees are the professional groups from either the airlines or the MRO sectors.
“We also would like to take advantage of this event to better promote our services to the public, including tours, corporate and VVIP transfers, private helicopter charters, cargo charters and private jet charters,” he said.
Cempaka Helicopters was established in 2004 and currently holds an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) for Public Transport Operations.
As for Galaxy Aerospace Sdn Bhd, the private aviation company aims to expand its business by tapping into a bigger market in the industry.
Its admin controller Azizol Mokhtar said that the company’s portfolio currently consists of government agencies, including the Royal Malaysia Police, the Fire and Rescue Department, and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.
“By participating in SAS 2021, we hope to expand our client’s portfolio and to promote our services in MRO, technical consultancy, part sales, aviation design and after-sales support.
“We hope the aviation show could be a stepping stone for us to be noticed not just by the industry players but also by the public,” he said.
The Selangor maiden air show was launched yesterday at the SkyPark Regional Aviation Centre in Subang and will be open to the public on November 27 (Saturday).
Visitors must register and schedule their visits accordingly to allow the organiser to monitor the crowd.
For more details on the show visit www.selangoraviationshow.com.