AirAsia Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary Asia Digital Engineering (ADE) just received base maintenance approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).
This means ADE will now not only perform regular line maintenance, but also base maintenance (hangar or C-checks) for AirAsia Group’s airlines. The company will also be able to support third-party airlines for aircraft maintenance repairs and overhaul (MRO).
“AirAsia Group have been sending aircraft to other MRO operators for scheduled base maintenance, which will now be able to be serviced locally in Malaysia delivering significant efficiencies including reduced maintenance costs,” said ADE CEO Mahesh Kumar.
He said that, based on demand, the company is planning to expand its aircraft maintenance facilities and services in KLIA, Johor and other airports in Malaysia, either by utilising existing hangars or building new hangars.
With the approval from CAAM, Mahesh said that ADE was now poised to become not just the biggest MRO in Malaysia, but also one of the biggest in Asean and beyond.
“Our operations are highly driven by big data and state-of-the-art digital technologies. Being a fully integrated digital company, we strive for operational excellence through enhanced visibility, intelligence, and decision making enabled by data,” he said.
ADE provides a range of aircraft services focused on the Airbus A320, A321, and A330 for line maintenance services, component and warehouse services, and engineering support services.