Turkish Aerospace Incorporation (TAI) and Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) will be collaborating to deliver aerospace educational, technical training and applied research programs in Malaysia. The collaboration was sealed in a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signing ceremony of at the Subang Campus of UniKL MIAT.
The MoC provides a collaborative framework, in which both organizations will work on human capital, faculty and academic program development, focusing on initiatives to produce pool of future talents for Malaysia’s aerospace industry while addressing research challenges around the future of aerospace industry and air power in general.
Turkish Aerospace Incorporation and Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology to Benefit Many
The collaboration will focus in several areas such as aerospace design and engineering, manufacturing, system integration and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for both light aircraft and drones. These areas are in line with the directions of RMK-12 Malaysia Aerospace Industry Development Framework and Malaysia Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030.
Professor Dr. Temel Kotil, Chief Executive Officer of Turkish Aerospace Incorporation said: “Turkish Aerospace Incorporation is delighted to collaborate with UniKL MIAT to support aerospace education and training programs in Malaysia. This country is located in the fastest-growing aviation market in the world, and this partnership could allow us to jointly meet the demand for highly-qualified professionals in the aerospace industry while assisting Malaysia to become a regional aerospace champion in this region.”
Dr. Mohd Hafizi Shamsudin, Dean of Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology said: “UniKL MIAT is pleased to expand our relationship with Turkish Aerospace Incorporation. We look forward to this industry-university partnership programs in Malaysia that will benefit the graduates and Malaysia aerospace industry in the future”.
He further expressed the University’s commitment to support the partnership, aiming to create the Industrial Center of Excellence in aerospace design and engineering, aero-manufacturing, system integration and MRO within the University.
Turkish Aerospace Incorporation is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey, producing aircraft and drones with its major production plants located in Ankara.
Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology is the premier aviation technical university that offers quality and industry-recognized academics and training programs for graduates and professionals. With another campus in Sepang, Selangor, the university is also a Part 147 Approved Aviation Training Organization under the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).