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AirAsia Group Berhad announced the formation of Asia Digital Engineering Sdn Bhd (ADE), a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Based at the airline group’s global headquarters RedQ in Sepang, the newly-formed subsidiary will be providing line maintenance, engineering support, component and warehouse services, digital and innovation services for the fleet of aircraft under AirAsia’s group of airlines and potentially other airlines in the region.
ADE will embark on the Industry 4.0 digital transformation journey, embracing the future by leveraging on the latest technologies in automation, big data analytics, predictive maintenance, machine learning and artificial intelligence to effectively increase productivity and efficiency while maintaining a high level of safety, quality and airworthiness of the fleet with a target of 10% reduction in maintenance costs.
“This new business division provides numerous efficiencies and will leverage off our combined 19 years of experience in operating and maintaining a large fleet of over 250 Airbus A320 and A330 family aircraft. All AirAsia engineers and MRO assets will be consolidated to provide a centralised technical support service for our fleet of aircraft, and potentially for other commercial airlines in the near future also,” – said CEO of AirAsia Group Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.
The new AirAsia business unit has just received the Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) approval by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).