KATC On Track To Become centre of excellence for composite repair facility in Asia

KOTA KINABALU, KKIP Aerospace Training Centre (KATC) is on track to become the licensed Centre- Of-Excellence of GMI AERO SAS on composite repair facility in Sabah and Asia.
Its Chief Executive Officer Aminuddin Zakaria said the COE are aim to train Sabahan as composite repair specialist, R&D laboratory for solving aviation & non- aviation composite products, creating job opportunities and transfer of knowledge & technology. This is in-line with Sabah government promoting Science Technology & Innovations (STI) which will improve the sosio-economy of Sabah.
Today, KATC had signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with GMI AERO SAS France and Hypercoat Sdn. Bhd. at KKIP Aerospace Training Centre facility in Sepanggar. It was witnessed by Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Industrial Development Sabah, YB Datuk Dr Joachim Gunsalam.
Aminuddin said KATC, GMI AERO SAS and Hypercoat Sdn. Bhd. will explore on the opportunities in the areas of development, implementation and promoting composite repair technology and innovations towards aeronautical and non- aeronautical products in Borneo and around Asia. KATC will produce certified GMI license approval holder which can perform work on aeronautical and non- aeronautical composite products thus creating expertise and job opportunities for Sabahan.
At the same event, KATC received the Certificate of Registration for its Autogyro Cavalon aircraft from Mr. Johnli Idek, the Regional Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia. Registered as 9M-ECC, this Autogyro will be the “first type” of its kind in Malaysia and KATC has plans to establish an aviation sport club in Kota Kinabalu for the purpose of recreational sports activity, tourism, surveillance, SAR operations and transportation. Its two-seater design made of composite could fly up 800 kilometer range, with a max speed of 160km/hour, and approximately 5 flying hours and using RON95 fuel. “We are currently applying for Permit-To-Fly and establishing our own flying academy towards end of 2022”.
KATC hope its initiative to build a strong Science, Technology & Innovations (STI) foundations in Sabah could help expedite the VISION to become Aerospace Technological Company in 2026 and led by Sabahan.

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