Lawatan YB Datuk Haji Yakub Khan Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi Sabah ke KKIP Aerospace Training Centre

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KOTA KINABALU  4 May 2021 

KKIP aerospace Training Centre, the first in Malaysia to offer dual certification from CAAM and EASA Part 66, Category A1 Aircraft Maintenance Technician.
Under the Malaysia Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030, Malaysia aspires to be the top aerospace nation in Southeast Asia. This Blueprint project that our aerospace industry revenue is expected to reach RM55.2 billion in 2030. It is an increase of 245 per cent from the RM16 billion revenue in 2019.

Today YB Datuk Haji Yakub Khan, the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation made an official visit to the training centre.


Located within KKIP, about 30 minutes away from the state capital, the training centre will help increase Sabah’s share of revenue from the aerospace industry by developing its skilled manpower capacity.


The training centre will put Sabah a better position to tap into the high value-added aerospace industry, further propelling Sabah into high-income state.


KKIP Aerospace Sdn. Bhd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of KKOP Sdn, Bhd. and is established for the development of the KKIP Aerospace Training Centre

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The centre, under Part 147 Category A1 Aircraft Maintenance Technician training, will be Malaysia’s pioneer for this dual approval – the first being the local Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), as well as an international endorsement under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)


Graduates of KKIP Aerospace Training Centre will be equipped with comprehensive skills, which will be spaced out twelve (12) modules.


Amongst others, training will commence in the areas of avionics, engine, body and composite works both in theory as well as on-the-job-training in the centre’s hangar building and also hangars of collaborating MRO’s (Maintenance and Repair organisations).


The graduates of Category A1 Aircraft maintenance under CAAM and EASA syllabus will be able to apply for the said dual licensing to work in the aerospace industry. This dual licensing is important because the graduates will not only be able to work within the local aerospace industry but also internationally.


Technician who attains dual licensing would be able to grasp a monthly salary of up to RM5,000 locally. For experienced aerospace graduates seeking employment in Dubai, they could get a starting monthly salary of USD8,000 (RM34,088).


KKIP Aerospace Training Centre is also in the progress of establishing on-the-job-training (OJT) collaboration with MASwings Sdn. Bhd. and Sabah Air Aviation Sdn. Bhd.


The KKIP Aerospace Training Centre is equipped with hangar, classrooms and workshops, 120 air – conditioned hostel rooms furnished with bed sets, study tables and wardrobes, as well as shared washroom and laundry room. The training centre is also securely gated with 24 hours security. 


This Aerospace training centre also has Autogyro Cavalon 915 and Hawker Siddeley HS-125-400A aircraft for training purpose. The Autogyro Cavalon is the first registered of its kind in Sabah and later requires Type Certification from local competent authority.


It operates with minimum of 100 litres RON85 fuel for six hours at the cruising speed of 130 kilometres/hours. At the maximum take-off weight of 500kg, that aircraft using a piston engine could go up to limit of 10,000 feet.