Langkawi, 24 May 2023 – Technology Depository Agency Berhad (TDA) and Turkish Aerospace
Malaysia (TUSAS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) aimed at fostering cooperation and advancing the aerospace industry in
The purpose of this MOU is to facilitate a strategic partnership between TDA and TUSAS Malaysia, leveraging the Industrial Collaboration Programme (ICP) as an enabler for collaboration. Both organizations recognize the importance of sharing technical and non-technical expertise, promoting technology and knowledge sharing, and driving the growth of the aerospace industry in Malaysia.
“The signing of this MOU represents a significant milestone for the aerospace industry in Malaysia,” said Dr. Sharoul Jambari, CEO of Technology Depository Agency Berhad. “By joining forces with Turkish Aerospace Malaysia, we are capitalizing on our collective strengths and resources to drive innovation, enhance the capabilities of our local aerospace suppliers, and propel Malaysia’s position as a global player in the aerospace sector. This collaboration, enabled by the Industrial Collaboration Programme, will enable us to leverage each other’s expertise, networks, and resources to nurture a vibrant and competitive aerospace industry ecosystem in Malaysia.
“Under this agreement, TUSAS Malaysia and TDA will jointly undertake several initiatives, with a specific focus on supply chain development. Recognizing the critical role of a robust and resilient supply chain, both organizations aim to identify, evaluate, assess, and develop a shortlisted group of companies to become aerospace suppliers and globally competitive entities. By leveraging their collective knowledge and experience, TDA and TUSAS Malaysia will work closely with these companies to enhance their capabilities, improve operational efficiencies, and ensure compliance with industry standards.
The collaborative efforts will encompass comprehensive assessments of potential aerospace suppliers, taking into consideration factors such as technical expertise, quality management systems, production capabilities, and adherence to international standards and certifications. TDA and TUSAS Malaysia will provide technical and non-technical advice, mentoring, and training programs to assist these suppliers in achieving global readiness and competitiveness.
Furthermore, TDA and TUSAS Malaysia will actively explore opportunities for joint ventures and partnerships between local suppliers and international aerospace companies. This will help facilitate technology transfer, foster knowledge sharing, and open doors for Malaysian suppliers to participate in global supply chains. By actively promoting collaboration and engagement between local and international players, TDA and TUSAS Malaysia seek to enhance the capabilities and market access of Malaysian aerospace suppliers, thus contributing to the growth and sustainability of the aerospace industry in Malaysia.
The MOU signing ceremony took place at the TUSAS Pavilion during LIMA 2023, a prestigious event that brings together leading industry players, government officials, and key stakeholders in the aerospace sector. Dr. Sharoul Jambari, CEO of TDA, represented TDA in the signing ceremony, while Mohd Shahiman Sulaiman, CEO of TUSAS Malaysia, represented TUSAS Malaysia. The presence of esteemed industry representatives and dignitaries underscored the significance of this collaboration and highlighted the commitment of both organizations to drive the growth of the aerospace industry in Malaysia.
This partnership between TDA and TUSAS Malaysia, enabled by the Industrial Collaboration Programme, marks an important milestone in the development of Malaysia’s aerospace industry. By combining their expertise, resources, and networks, TDA and TUSAS Malaysia are poised to drive innovation, create business opportunities, and promote the sustainable growth of the aerospace sector in Malaysia. This collaboration sets the stage for fruitful cooperation that will benefit the entire ecosystem of the aerospace industry and contribute to Malaysia’s position as a key player in the global aerospace arena.