By Selangor Journal Team
SHAH ALAM, March 22 — The Selangor government, through Invest Selangor Berhad with its dedicated aerospace division S-Daico, will be hosting the Selangor Aviation Show 2021 (SAS 2021) from August 12 to 14.
State executive councillor for investment Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said the inaugural event, which is scheduled to be held at the Subang Skypark, will create a potential business ecosystem and investment opportunities in both domestic and international stages.
“For the first time ever Selangor will host SAS 2021, a dedicated trade show for general and business aviation as well as for helicopters to provide an invaluable opportunity for high-level networking and market penetration prospects with industry players in Malaysia and potentially in the region.
“The inaugural event will bring together the world’s best of the business aviation and general aviation… We are ambitious to make this show the most important aviation event in the Asia Pacific in the very near future and today is the beginning of the great journey,” said Teng in his officiating speech at the soft launch of the SAS 2021 at the Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, today.
Also present were state executive councillor Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, Selangor deputy state secretary Dr Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid, and Invest Selangor Berhad chief executive officer Dato’ Hasan Azhari.
Teng said the event reflects the state government’s determination to work hard and succeed in the aviation industry despite already being the biggest aviation hub in the country and accountable for the majority of the revenue coming from the industry.
“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all industry players to take part in SAS 2021. I would also like to thank the establishments for agreeing to collaborate and undertake Selangor Aviation Show 2021 as our event partners.
“Let’s work together to make SAS the annual event that the industry players fervently look forward to joining and cannot afford to miss, for this year and for the many years to come,” he added.
Among the eight agencies that have agreed to partner up and collaborate in the aviation show include the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association (MAIA), Women In Aviation Asia (WiAA) and the Royal Selangor Flying Club (RSFC).
On October 30 last year, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari had said that the SAS 2021 would boost the aviation industry and provide a platform for local companies and micro and medium-sized entrepreneurs to explore the field.
He said that the initiative is in line with Selangor’s aim to become the main aerospace industrial player by 2030.
The effort was sped up by setting up the Selangor Darul Ehsan Aerospace Industry Coordination Office or S-Daico in 2020, to coordinate and monitor the Selangor aerospace growth and development as well as promotion under the Selangor Aerospace Action Plan.
Under the National Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030, Malaysia had projected revenues of RM21.2 billion for aero-manufacturing, RM20.4 billion for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and RM13.6 billion for engineering and design services by 2030.