Aerospace centre draws RM6b

THE Malaysian International Aerospace Centre (MIAC) attracted US$2 billion (RM6.3 billion) in investments since it beam operations in 2007, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.

Launched in 2005 at a cost of RM48 million and built over 136.9ha, the centre Was aimed at developing the aerospace industry.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said among the biggest investors was Spirit Aero Systems (M) Sdn BM, which developed an Airbus wing installation facility and created 10 main vendors and 70 smaller vendors to support the industry.

“This is not inclusive of Airod as the main-tenance, repair and overhaul contractor, which had existed since 1987 to service military air-craft, and the MAS service centre.”

Rahim was replying to a question from Salleh Kalbi (BN-Silam), who wanted to know about the centre at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang. He said the centre’s latest project was the building of a helicopter centre by Eurocopter Malaysia worth RM50 million. It will open next year.

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