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The Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA '19)

Day 1 : Announcement of Aerospace & SBSR Industries Performance 2018

Name of Conference : Announcement of Aerospace & SBSR Industries Performance 2018
Date : 26 March 2019 (Tuesday)
Time : 1030 hrs -1145 hrs
Venue : Industry Zone, Hall A, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)
Organizer : MITI
Target Group : i. Local and Foreign Aerospace Companies
    ii. Government Agency
    iii. Higher Institutions

Day 2 : Seminar on Aerospace Industry

Name of Conference : Seminar on Aerospace Industry
Date : 27 March 2019 (Wednesday)
Time : 0930 hrs – 1130 hrs 
Venue : Industry Zone, Hall A, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)
Event Description  :
Aerospace seminar dedicated for aerospace industry players that want to seek potential collaborations and investment opportunities in Malaysia.
Topic : Gearing Up Towards Future Technologies
Speaker : 1) MTC Aerosystems - Ms. Sharon Driver
    2) Strand Aerospace - Mr. Naguib Mohd Nor
    3) Rolls-Royce - Dr. Bicky Bhangu
    4) CTRM - Mr. Shamsuddin Mohamed Yusof
    5) UNIKL-MIAT - Prof. Dato' Ir. Er. Dr Mohamad Dali Isa
    6) Jose P. Garza - Aerospace Composites Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Organizer : MITI / MIDA 
Target Group : i. Local and Foreign Aerospace Companies
    ii. Aerospace Association
    iii. Higher Institutions

Day 2 : Aviatar 2019 : Malaysia Aerospace Hackaton Finale

Name of Conference : Aviatar 2019 : Malaysia Aerospace Hackaton Finale
Date : 27 March 2019 (Thursday) 
Time : 1430 hrs  – 1700 hrs
Venue :
Ballroom 1, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)
Event Description  :
A number of teams will go head-to-head to pitch their ideas on “What Malaysia Aviation will be in the news in year 2020” subject to the experienced tutors guidance.
First round to be held at Nottingham University Semenyih, 1-3 March 2019. Top 10 team (5 people in a team) will pitch their ideas during LIMA’19. Top 3 winners will be selected. Final round of Aviatar 2019 (Hackathon with idea pitching basis based on the issues presented by tutors from Aerospace background) to be conducted during LIMA’19. 
Organizer :
MITI in collaboration with AirAsia, AMIC, MOE, GIFAS, JPT, NAICO, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus & Invest Selangor 
Target Group :
Malaysian college students and Aerospace Industry Players

Day 2 & 3 : International Sourcing Programme

Name of Conference : International Sourcing Programme 
Date : 27 & 28 March 2019 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Time : 1000 hrs – 1600 hrs
Venue : Maritime Aerospace Meeting Area, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)
Event Description  : Individual business meetings with Malaysian businesses.
Organizer : MATRADE
Target Group : Malaysian companies (exhibitors & non-exhibitors)

Day 3 : Ship Building Ship Repair Industry Seminar

Name of Conference : Ship Building Ship Repair Industry Seminar
Date : 28 March 2019 (Thursday)
Time : 1000 hrs – 1200 hrs
Venue : Industry Zone, Hall A, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)
Event Description  : A ship building ship repair (SBSR) seminar dedicated for SBSR industry players that want to seek potential collaborations and investment opportunities in Malaysia.
Speakers : i. Topic : Positioning the Industry 4.0 in SBSR Industry
Speaker : Mr. Mohd Nurul Azammi Mohd Nudri
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
ii. Topic : Maximising the Value of Money
Speaker : Mr. Anuar Mohd Noor
Technology Depository Agency (TDA)
iii. Topic : Digital Twin Ship Design as a Prerequisite to Industry 4.0 in the SBSR Industry 
Speaker : Mr. Abdul Razak Ismail
MTCMS Design Sdn. Bhd.
iv. Topic : Promoting Malaysia’s Maritime Industry
Speaker : Ms. Masni Muhammad
Malaysian Investment Development Authority
v. Topic : LNG: Opportunities for SBSR Industry
Speaker : Mr. Mohd Rafe Mohamed Ramli
vi. Q&A Session
Moderator : Ms. Roeslina Abbas, Executive Director of Services Development
Malaysian Investment Development Authority
Organizer : MITI/MIDA/TDA
Target Group : i. Local and foreign SBSR companies
    ii. Industry Associations
    iii. Academia and Students of Higher Institutions of Learning
    iv. Potential Investors and Ship Buyers
    v. Shipowners Associations
    vi. Government Officials

Day 3 : Talk on Innovation & Technology Development

Name of Conference : Talk on Innovation & Technology Development
Date : 28 March 2019 (Thursday)
Time : 1430 hrs – 1730 hrs
Venue : Industry Zone, Hall A, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC)
Event Description  : A seminar to highlight initiatives on innovation and industry development to produce high value and complex aerospace products.
Topic : Supply Chain, Automation, Digitalization, Manufacturing, MRO
Speaker : Speaker 1: Dr Siti Nurmaya Musa (UM)
    Connect Supply Chain
    Speaker 2: Mr. Luqman Hakim Baharudin (Spirit Aerosystems)
    Automation and Data Rich Painting of Aerospace Parts
    Speaker 3: Ms. Nicole Leong (Airbus Singapore)
    The Aviation Data Challenge
    Speaker 4: Dr. Liew Kan Ern (AMIC)
    Developing the MRO of Tomorrow
Organizer : MITI in collaboration with AMIC
Target Group : Aerospace players & research institutes, MRO, Supply Chain, OEMs, R&T, Universities

Day 4 & 5 : Aerospace and SBSR Career Talk

Name of Conference : Aerospace and SBSR Career Talk
Date : 29 & 30 March 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Time : 0800 hrs – 1000 hrs
Venue : Pre-Function Room, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) 
Event Description  :
The Aerospace Career Talk is designed specifically for companies in the Aerospace industries to draw qualified candidates from related fields, including Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Aviation Technology.
The SBSR Career Talk is designed specifically for companies in the Ship Building & Ship Repair industries to draw qualified candidates from related fields.
Target Group : Higher Institutions & High School Students

About Us


Malaysia’s aerospace industry has transformed from a small and domestically focused sector to a globally recognized industry which is now at number two in South East Asia region.

It has grown significantly and has provided more than 19,000 jobs opportunities - mostly in the MRO and manufacturing sectors with the active participation of our local small and medium-sized enterprises. Total number of companies in operation has reached more than 160. 

The aerospace industry is a high-value industry in Malaysia’s diversified economy. The total revenue generated by this industry currently stood at RM11.8 billion.

By 2030, the industry is projected to contribute revenue of RM20.4 billion for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), RM21.2 billion for aero-manufacturing and RM13.6 billion for engineering and design services.

Malaysian Aerospace Council

The Malaysian Aerospace Council was first established in 2001 and chaired by YAB the Prime Minister. Its objective was to provide overall guidance and direction in the development of the aerospace industry in Malaysia. Its membership consisted of senior Government officials from relevant Ministries and Agencies, and industry representatives. A total of 7 meetings were held between 2001 – 2010. The last meeting of the MAC was in 2010.
In 2015, it was agreed that YBM MITI to chair the Council and MITI to take over the role as the Secretariat from MIGHT. 

Establishment Of NAICO

NAICO has been established in August 2015 as a Unit under MITI. The primary objective of NAICO is to oversee the implementation of the strategies and initiatives in the Blueprint.  NAICO will serve as the focal point in linking the aerospace industry players, relevant Government ministries and agencies, and academia to collectively work together in strengthening the capability and capacity of Malaysia’s aerospace industry.

5 industry-led Technical Working Groups for the 5 Focus Areas stated above have been established under NAICO as a platform for the industry to channel views and input on the development of the industry, share issues and challenges as well as recommend potential solutions.

Focus Area

Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul (MRO)

  • MRO comprises of four main segments of maintenance which is the airframe, engine, component and line. 
  • Globally, total MRO in the air transport space for all aircraft classes is forecast to grow from USD57.7 billion to USD86.8 billion or 4.2% over the next ten years (2014-2024). 
  • Malaysia’s MRO sub-sector’s turnover has grown from RM4.3 billion in 2009 to RM5.3 billion in 2014.
  • The MRO sub-sector is projected to contribute RM8.3 billion in Gross National Income (GNI) by 2020. 


  • This sub-sector covers engineering & design; aero-structure (composites and metallic); engines; and airframe equipment.

  • The aero-structure manufacturing sub-sector’s turnover has expanded from RM0.6 billion in 2009 to RM4 billion in 2014.

  • The engine parts and components manufacturing set its footprint in Malaysia with the investment by SAM Group through its subsidiary Aviatron Sdn. Bhd. to undertake nacelle machined assemblies.

  • Currently, there are about 28 major aero-manufacturing companies in operation in Malaysia.


System Integration

Aerospace systems integration is one of the most demanding disciplines in the industry. It has to go through very stringent tests during its development process to ensure adherence to strict safety standards. Systems are becoming increasingly complex as technology advances. The certification process itself may take many years to complete. Aerospace systems integration just adds another layer of the complexity and requires the most professional partner to complete it successfully.

Systems integration covers the development and testing of a whole host of systems, such as radio navigation, flight management and monitoring applications which include modernisation, upgrade, sustainment, and maintenance and logistics support for a wide variety of aircraft, parts and component and ground systems. The breakdown of Systems Integration is as follows: 


Engineering and Design

By 2020, the global engineering services industry is forecasted to grow up to RM3 trillion. In Malaysia, pure-play engineering companies could be generating up to RM3.5 billion at the same time. Up to 11,500 jobs are projected to be created by 2020 in pure-play engineering, mostly in high income and in high-value engineering sectors like aerospace, where Strand Aerospace Malaysia is spear-heading this growth via Entry Point Project 5 (EPP5) as part of the national Economic Transformation Program (ETP) under the Business Services National Key Economic Areas (NKEA).

Engineering Services, or sometimes referred to as Pure-Play Engineering, comprises a myriad of consulting, engineering and analytical services to support and solve the complex issues and problems that arise in today’s global supply chain environment. Its activities cut across the full product lifecycle spectrum and involve multiple engineering disciplines from mechanical, electrical, civil to highly specialised areas such as aerospace engineering.

Engineering and Design Capabilities

Traning and Education

Malaysia is the leading producer and provider of skilled workforce in the SEA region and is on the right track to remain so for the foreseeable future. It is projected that by the year 2030, Malaysia will be able to produce 50,751 technicians and 15,556 graduates, and 16,746 pilots.

Currently, there are 66 education and training providers in aerospace related programmes in Malaysia comprising 11 DCA approved training organizations (ATO) which impart the training of licensed aircraft maintenance technicians and licensed aircraft maintenance engineers; 11 licensed flying schools for pilot training; 2 Cabin Crew Training Centres; 27 institutions of higher learning that offers bachelor of aerospace, aeronautical, avionics engineering programmes, and diplomas in aircraft maintenance technology, helicopter maintenance, avionics maintenance and composite repair; and 15 technical training academies.

The main focus is on human capital development where training and education plays a big role in developing the industry across the region. Boeing has projected that in the year 2032, the estimated demand for technicians (MRO) and pilots and in SEA will be of 50,300 and 48,100 respectively, from the projected annual growth of 5% rate for technician, graduates and cabin crew, and 7% for pilot.

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Last Updated 2019-02-18 16:54:45 by Mangaleswari Arjunan

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