New MRO In The Works

RMAF Hawk Mk108 firing FZ rockets at the Army's Live Firing Exercise 2017. Destini is the supplier of the FZ rockets and its ancillary equipment. Malaysian Defence picture.

SHAH ALAM: New MRO in the works. Two public listed companies, Destini Bhd and Sapura Resources Bhd, has announced an agreement to set up a new joint venture, an aircraft sale, leasing and MRO company. Destini made the announcement to Bursa Saham on June 20.

The release:

The Board of Directors of Destini Berhad (“Destini” or “the Company”) wishes to announce that Destini Aviation Sdn Bhd (“DASB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has on 20 June 2017 entered into a Joint Venture and Shareholders Agreement (“Agreement”) with Sapura Aero Sdn Bhd (“SASB”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sapura Resources Berhad, in relation to the incorporation of a Joint Venture Company, Urban Fleet Sdn Bhd (“UFSB”). The proposed joint venture company is to effectively collaborate by drawing upon skills, expertise, experience and capabilities of each other for all parties’ mutual benefits and profits in the undertaking of the business of sale of rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft, supply and provision of maintenance, repair and overhaul services in relation to aircraft and helicopters and the provision of programs such as wet leasing and dry leasing of aircraft.

A JHMCS helmet similar to the ones used by RMAF F/A-18D squadron. Destini is the maintenance provider of the flight helmets and its ancillary equipment for the Armed Forces. USAF

The release did not say anything about military and para-military aircraft or MRO but it is likely that it will be a natural progression of the new company.

MD530G test aircraft. Destini is now the main contractor for the helicopters.

Sapura Aero for example is the authorised service centre for MD Helicopters in Malaysia while Destini has taken over the MD530 contract when it bought over the original contractor.

Further more, one of Destini subsidiaries, Destini Prima Sdn Bhd, is also involved

“supply and maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) of safety and survival related equipment for the defence aerospace industry

KM Bagan Datuk sailing near Port Klang. The patrol boat is build by Destini subsidiary, Destini Shipbuilding and Engineering. APMM

Destini also has other contracts involving its other susbidiaries involved in marine and automotive industries.
The RapidRanger turret fitted on the Uro Vamtac 4X4 vehicle at Destini Bhd booth.

As for Sapura, its subsidiary, Sapura Secured Technologies is one of the biggest defence contractor for the armed forces and also other government agencies.

— Malaysian Defence

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  1. Off Topic Marhalim,

    What Flight Helmet MD-530G Army Used ?.

    Supposedly Thales Scorpion but we will have to wait and see until the helicopter is delivered

  2. What kind of work Destini going to do here in Malaysia on the MD530G?

    Not much really as CTRM Aviation was supposed to get the support and maintenance contract. However this could change with the new JV between Destini and Sapura Aero

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