Selangor eyes making aviation show a staple event after succesful first outing

State executive councillor for industry and trade Datuk Teng Chang Khim says with the achievements of SAS 2021, the show next year is expected to showcase more planes and exhibitors. (Photo by Zahid Izzani Mohd Said/The Edge)

State executive councillor for industry and trade Datuk Teng Chang Khim says with the achievements of SAS 2021, the show next year is expected to showcase more planes and exhibitors. (Photo by Zahid Izzani Mohd Said/The Edge)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 27): After a successful first outing, the Selangor Aviation Show 2022 (SAS 2022) has been marked for Sept 8 to 10 next year in Subang as the state government aims to make it a “staple event” in Selangor’s aerospace industry.

State executive councillor for industry and trade Datuk Teng Chang Khim said with the achievements of SAS 2021, the show next year is expected to showcase more planes and exhibitors. 

"The Selangor Aviation Show from now on will certainly become a staple event within the state’s aerospace industry.

"I am happy to announce that yesterday (Friday, Nov 26), during the tabling of the RM2.34 billion state budget for 2022, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari granted a bigger allocation of RM5 million for the next edition, that is SAS 2022.

"This allocation will certainly help us plan a bigger and bolder SAS for all of you next year,” he said at the closing ceremony of SAS 2021 here on Saturday. 

The SAS this year was participated by six countries, including Malaysia, and he expects SAS 2022 to attract 10 countries, among them Spain, the UK, Japan, Korea, China and Russia, for the show to be on a par with international shows. 

He said Invest Selangor Bhd as the organiser feels that there are still a lot of upsides and positives to explore within the industry.

"With the support from the business and general aviation communities, especially here at Subang Airport and in greater Selangor, we hope to truly realise the ambition of making Selangor the ASEAN business and general aviation hub in the future,” he said and called on the aerospace industry to sign up early and make the 2022 event even better.

A total of 12 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on various aerospace industry sub-sector collaborations were signed during SAS 2021.

Among the MoUs signed at SAS 2021 was a strategic collaboration between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and ExecuJet Aviation Group, which will see Dassault Aviation investing up to RM100 million through ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia to set up a new maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) facility that will be positioned as Dassault Aviation’s MRO “centre of excellence” in Asia.

The one-stop centre for business jets will carry out line and heavy maintenance of Dassault, Bombardier and Gulfstream aircraft as well as interior refurbishment.