Malaysia Airlines started in 1937 when Malayan Airways was registered in Malaya. In 1966, in recognition of its potential, the Government of Malaysia and Singapore jointly acquired majority control of the airline and named it the Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA) the following year. National aspirations lead to the restructure of MSA in early 1971 and gave rise to Malaysian Airline System (MAS) in 1972. It became a public listed company in 1985 with shares quoted on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
Having operated from Subang base from 1972, Engineering and Maintenance division of MAS expanded its operations in June 1998 to include a base at the new Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) Sepang. The well-equipped engineering facilities facilitate line and light checks to be carried out in KLIA while heavy maintenance at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang (SZB). Additionally, a base for line and light checks, located at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), was also established to support East Malaysia operations.
Apart from carrying out maintenance work for MAS own fleet, MAS Engineering also actively provides line and hangar maintenance services to foreign carriers from all over the globe. To date, MAS Engineering has performed maintenance services for over 100 customers from around the world and has successfully established itself as a MRO with international recognition.
MAS Engineering global influence is further strengthened when a joint venture company, MAS GMR Aero Technic Ltd. was set up in Hyderabad, India.
MAE’s success was globally recognized by the awards and ratings received:
||- Rated ‘World's Largest Airline MRO’ & ‘World’s No. 3 Aircraft MRO Provider’ by Aviation Week.
Awarded “Asia Pacific Airframes MRO Center of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan.
||- Aviation Week’s Overhaul & Maintenance 2009 Best Asia-Pacific Airline MRO Operation.
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Since 1972, the attainment of high level technical competence and engineering capability has always been the priority for MAS Engineering.
Well-equipped engineering facilities located both in Sepang (KLIA) and Subang (SZB), manned by extensively trained and highly skilled personnel, manifests MAE's commitment to excel in its operations. Expansion of capacity over the last 10 years has resulted in 18 bays for wide body and narrow body aircraft within 6 hangars, spread over an area of 120 thousand square meters, and close to 3.0 million commercial airframe maintenance man-hours, making us one of the largest MRO provider in the world.