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Langkawi, 5 December 2007: Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCA) today has awarded CTRM Aviation Sdn Bhd (CTRM AV) with Approved Maintenance Organisation Certificate (JAR 145) at Mahsuri International Exhibition Hall in conjunction with LIMA ’07.

CTRM AV is a subsidiary of Composites Technology Research Malaysia Sdn Bhd (CTRM), involves in manufacturing of light aircrafts at its facilities in Batu Berendam, Melaka in the early 1990’s. As a light aircraft manufacturer, it has been certified with various authorities in General Aviation such Civil Aviation and Safety Authority of Australia, Federal Aviation Authority of the United States of America (FAA), Thailand, New Zealand and Malaysian authorities.

After venturing in light aircrafts leasing business, CTRM AV begins to focus in providing servicing, maintenance and repair to the leased aircrafts.

“Maintenance and repairing of light aircrafts, especially of those we leased to flying clubs and individual customers have become our 2nd core business, apart from manufacturing the aircrafts itself,” said Y Bhg Datuk Rosdi Bin Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer, CTRM Sdn Bhd.

Sensing the boost in aviation industry in the region and coupled with recognition from Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCA) as an Approved Maintenance Organisation for General Aviation in August 2007, CTRM AV is making a bold move of becoming the premier Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre for General Aviation in the region.

“Currently, CTRM AV is the only Approved Maintenance Organisation to conduct structural composites repair to General Aviation in the region whilst maintaining stringent quality management system based on its qualifications and capabilities,” adds Datuk Rosdi.

CTRM AV will emerge as a one-stop MRO centre for light aircraft and the General Aviation, industry observers an estimated business value saving of RM 335 million for light aircrafts maintenance and repair intended for the overseas market every year.

The Director General of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCA), Y Bhg Dato’ Azharuddin A. Rahman presented the Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul certificate to Y Bhg Datuk Rosdi Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer, CTRM and witnessed by YAB Dato’ Seri Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, Deputy Prime Minister.

CTRM AV has put in place its expansion plans in the future to not only providing MRO for the piston engine light aircrafts of Eagle and Piper, but also for business jets, thus making CTRM AV the only Approved Maintenance Organisation in General Aviation with capabilities in providing MRO services to both light aircrafts and business jets in the region.

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