RMAF EC725 Cougar (photo : shephard)
LANGKAWI: BHIC AeroServices Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC), today signed a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre agreement with Eurocopter to cover maintenance activities for Malaysian Government-owned helicopters.
BHIC AeroServices managing director Tan Sri Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor said through the agreement, the company becomes Eurocopter's exclusive approved MRO Centre to cover maintenance activities for the government's helicopters especially those in service with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (EC725), Royal Malaysian Navy (Fennec AS555SN) and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Dauphin AS365N3).
MMEA AS365N3 Dauphin (photo : peter de jong)
"The agreement is a major milestone for BHICAS, establishing the company as the leading MRO Centre for rotary wing aircraft in Malaysia, thus fulfilling the government’s aspiration to develop local expertise in MRO and strengthening the involvement of the Boustead Group in the aviation industry," he said in a statement today.
RMN AS555SN Fennec (photo : chaity)
A joint venture company formed in 2010 between BHIC Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of BHIC, Prestige Pillar Sdn Bhd and Eurocopter Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the main business activity of BHIC AeroServices is the performance of MRO for rotary wing aircraft.
The company has a MRO facility at the Helicopter Centre, Malaysian Aerospace Centre, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Selangor.