KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 25): Malaysia Airlines Bhd is collaborating with Revima to provide a one-stop centre service on landing gear replacement and overhaul solutions to third-party customers.
Revima is a French-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions provider, specialising in auxiliary power unit (APU) and landing gear solutions.
In a joint statement today, Malaysia Airlines said the partnership would enable the airline to provide landing gear replacement services for Revima’s customers at its hangar at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
It said Revima would be supporting landing gear overhauls for Malaysia Airlines’ customers at any one of its facilities and also providing technical and training support for fleet landing gear replacements including knowledge sharing on best practices and facility benchmarking for the airline.
“Both parties will also have a role in marketing and promoting their joint services to International Air Transport Association (IATA) 3 operators within the Asia Pacific region,” it said.
It said under the collaboration, Malaysia Airlines hopes to grow its share in the Asia Pacific MRO market as well as promote the services to fellow operators.
"Revima, on the other hand, will be able to leverage on Malaysia Airlines’ experience in airframe maintenance, as well as landing gear replacement experience for both narrow-body and wide-body aircraft," it said.
Malaysia Airlines group chief operations officer Ahmad Luqman Ahmad Azmi said the collaboration would improve the airline’s capabilities and sharpen its competitive edge as an MRO provider in the region.
Meanwhile, Revima Group president and chief executive officer Olivier Legrand said the collaboration would enable the company to leverage on Malaysia Airlines’ state-of-the-art hangars at a time when hangar space to conduct landing gear removal and installations is becoming a scarce resource in the high growth environment of air travel.
"We look forward to the ability to provide this additional service to our customers, and to our extended partnership with Malaysia Airlines,” he added.