Turkish Aerospace, UNIKL MIAT MOU for Industry – University Partnership
Turkish Aerospace and Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (UniKL MIAT) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to collaborate on delivering aerospace educational, technical training and applied research programs in Malaysia.
The agreement, signed in University’s Subang campus, Malaysia, provides a collaborative framework, in which the two organizations will work on human capital, faculty and academics program developments, focusing on initiatives to grow pool of future talents for Malaysia’s aerospace industry while addressing research challenges around the future of aerospace industry and air power in general.
The collaboration will focus on programs in areas such as aerospace design and engineering, manufacturing, system integration and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for both light aircraft and drones, which are in line with the directions of RMK-12 Malaysia Aerospace Industry Development Framework and Malaysia Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030.
Professor Dr. Temel Kotil, President and Chief Executive Officer of Turkish Aerospace said: “Turkish Aerospace 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 University Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology said that the University is pleased to expand our relationship with Turkish Aerospace and is looking forward to this industry-university partnership programs in Malaysia that will benefit the graduates and Malaysia aerospace industry in the future. He further expressed 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 is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey. Located in Ankara, Turkish Aerospace production plant covers an area of 4 million square meters with an industrial facility of 640,000 square meters under its roof. The company has a modern aircraft facility furnished with high technology machinery and equipment that provide extensive manufacturing capabilities ranging from parts manufacturing to aircraft assembly, flight tests and delivery.
Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Institute of Aviation Technology is the premier aviation technical university that offers quality and industry-recognized academics and training programs for graduates and professionals. 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).