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The aerospace industry embraces many advanced technologies and offers abundant opportunities in engineering, electronics, composite materials as well as manufacturing and systems integration. Today, Malaysia has about 200 aerospace-related organizations, with estimated combined earnings of more than RM27.5 billion and some 54,000 employees.

Malis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) has established a brand-name called Asia Aerospace City (AAC) with its nexus located at its 19-acres MIAT land within the vicinity of Subang Airport. The project, aptly named AAC-Subang, is geared to position Malaysia as Asia’s Engineering Hub with modern and high-tech facilities.

Pelaburan MARA Berhad (PMB), which is Majlis Amanah Rakyat's (MARA) investment and asset management company, will take a lead role as the master developer of the Asia Aerospace City (AAC) and in March 2014 has enlisted the service of UK's Atkins Global to develop AAC in Subang into a world-class facility. MARA conceptualized the AAC as a premier educational and business park (Edu Biz Park) as a platform for seamless interaction between academic institutions and aerospace related engineering services to churn out industry- ready human capital.

AAC is anticipated to attract global engineering services business worth US$1.1bn to Malaysia by 2020 and would enable Malaysia to become the aerospace hub of south-east Asia.

  AAC Subang Nexus

 

Site Information

  • Total area = 19.8 acres (with expansion plan to include an additional area of 56 acres owned by MAHB)
  • Located about 23km due south-west of the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, adjoining the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SAAA), Subang
  • SAAA was the main airport serving Kuala Lumpur before the opening of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in 1998. Now known also as the Subang Nexus, it serves as the main hub for Firefly and Berjaya Air, as well as a major regional centre for aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, and many engineering firms.

Current Progress

Inspired by wings of an aeroplane, the 328,000m2 AAC will consists of buildings covered with 36,000m2 of canopies that will shade outdoor areas and generate electricity with photovoltaic panels.

A light railway station is being planned within walking distance of the AAC connecting it to the centre of Kuala Lumpur and to nearby Subang Airport, which caters for regional and domestic flights. In addition electric buses will serve the AAC and adjacent commercial and light industrial facilities. The campus itself will be completely pedestrianised.

The key functions of the development are arranged in clusters:

  • an academic node with the Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology and a 2,000-student capacity professional development centre
  • a research and training centre
  • a professional training offices
  • an event node with a convention centre, business hotel, and various event facilities and supporting infrastructure including food and beverage, leisure amenities and social spaces.

"Green Transport System"

Academic Node

Research & Training Centre

Event Node

Building Information Modelling

The AAC development will be executed through the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process, which will be in-line with the vision of it setting the benchmark for all future developments locally and globally.