October 13, 2017: Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) has become a fully owned Airbus subsidiary, following the acquisition by Airbus of its remaining shares.
With this acquisition, SAE becomes an important part of the Airbus Customer Services network and is set to represent a key element of Services by Airbus’ expansion strategy in the dynamic Asia Pacific market.
“Since its creation in 2007, SAE has established a strong reputation in the MRO market for on-time and reliable service,” said Laurent Martinez, Head of Services by Airbus. “Our ambition is for SAE to be a leading MRO in the region by becoming an innovation flagship for servicing Airbus commercial aircraft.”
As recently as September 2017, SAE celebrated the launch of a second hangar to deal with increasing demand. The MRO now has a combined floor area of some 50,000 square metres. The first hangar can accommodate up to six single-aisle aircraft or two widebody aircraft, while the second hangar can accommodate two A320 aircraft at any time for major maintenance checks. It also features Malaysia’s first eco-friendly closed-door dedicated paint bay, as well as workshops for the repair and overhaul of aircraft components, including hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
Besides commercial aircraft activities, SAE offers spare parts and technical support services to the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s fleet of A400M military airlifters. The facility also houses a major regional inventory of spare parts for Airbus single-aisle and wide-body aircraft for airlines that have selected the Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) total support package for their fleets.