VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING
AIROD SDN. BHD.
Locked Bag 4004
Pejabat Pos Kampung Tunku
47309 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
AIROD SDN. BHD.
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Jalan TUDM (Adjacent To Terminal 3)
Selangor Darul Ehsan
(+603) 7846 5112 (General Line).
(+603) 7846 3397.
AIROD, a registered company incorporated in Malaysia, was established
as a joint venture Company in January 1985. Shareholders then included
Lockheed Aircraft Service International (LASI) holding 49% interest
and National Aerospace and Defense Industries (NADI) holding the
remaining 51%. Under the terms of the Joint Venture (JV) Agreement,
LASI shares were to be progressively reduced over a period of time.
Thus in 1995 LASI shares were acquired by Malaysian Helicopter Services
(MHS) and DZJJ Sdn Bhd, both locally based companies. In 1997, MHS
sold its entire stake to another local based company PJS Industries
Sdn Bhd. PJS currently holds the majority interest in AIROD, making
it the largest single shareholder.
divestment of shares by LASI had no impact whatsoever on AIROD's
capabilities with regards to Depot Level Maintenance of C-130 Hercules
aircraft, its status as a "Lockheed Authorized Hercules Service
Center" or in terms of preference being accorded to AIROD for
technical and spares support.
Even with LASI being AIROD's joint
venture partner, AIROD had to enter into separate agreements with
LOCKHEED-GEORGIA located at Marietta, Georgia to provide support
and services for C-1 30 Hercules aircraft. LOCKHEED-GEORGIA (or
presently known as Lockheed Martin - referred to in this Proposal
as "Lockheed Martin") was the authority, which appointed
AIROD as a "Lockheed Authorized Hercules Service Center"
in 1986. AI ROD has two current Service Center Agreements with Lockheed
Martin for maintenance of C-1 30 type aircraft and Lockheed 382
type aircraft. The references of these two Service Center Agreements
are as follows:
Under the terms of these two contracts Lockheed
Martin is also committed to sell to AIROD such Hercules spare parts,
Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and components as AIROD may require
and order for its performance.
- Contract No. GLX-672 for L-100
- Contract No. GLX-673 for C-130
In addition to the agreements
with Lockheed Martin, AIROD also has an agreement with Lockheed
Aeronautical Systems Company (LASC) for the provision of specialized
engineering services. These agreements which are renewable every
year give AIROD direct access to any specialist engineering requirements
for the C-1 30 Hercules aircraft. The references of these two agreements
are as follows:
- Contract No. GLX-854 for
- Contract No. GLX-855 for L-100
In 1997, AIROD was appointed by
Lockheed Martin as an Authorized Hercules Tanker Conversion Center.
The reference to the Conversion Center Agreement is as follows:
- Contract No. GLX-673 Amendment
In November 1999/ AIROD has become
the Authorized Hercules Landing Gear MRO Center/followed by Authorized
Hercules Fuselage Stretch Modification Center in May 2002.
AIROD’S objective is to be a growing source of pride to the
Nation, Customers, Shareholders and Employees including their families.
AIROD is strategically located at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS)
Airport Complex (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur International
Airport) northwest of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. AIROD occupies
a 77.4 acre site on the northeastern side of the runway (3,779m
x 45m), which is internationally rated with excellent navigation/approach/terminal
air traffic control facilities.
AIROD’s multi-million dollar
facility is an internationally recognized aerospace maintenance
and modification center. Customs and immigration facilities are
readily available on a pre-arranged basis.
AIROD’s facility is gazetted
as a tax exempt and security area. Therefore no import-export government
or state taxes are imposed on the materials and components utilized
to service customer’s aircraft or components.
AIROD was originally the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Aircraft
Inspection, Repair and Overhaul Depot formed in 1975. When it
was privatized in January 1985, AIROD commenced
operations with 10 Lockheed Managers and 242 Malaysian personnel most
of whom were transferred from the
RMAF. Today, AIROD employs over 1200 highly qualified Malaysian personnel
with years of valuable experience. Most of the managers are graduate
engineers with an average of 25 years of aviation experience while
the technicians average over 18 years working experience in various
fields of aerospace disciplines.
Right from its inception AIROD's quality standards, procedures and
maintenance systems were designed to meet the quality requirements
of U.S. DOD MIL-Q-9858A and MIL-145208A, NATO-AQAPS, Lockheed Martin
and Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation.
the years, AIROD obtained both civil and military approvals as listed
- QA system designed to comply
with MIL-I-45208, MIL-Q-9858A and CAA requirements (Manuals
- Authorized Lockheed Martin
C-1 30 Service, Tanker Conversion, Landing Gear MRO and Fuselage
Stretch Modification Center.
- Department of Civil Aviation
/ Bureau of Air Transportation Certification - Malaysia, Indonesia,
Philippines, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, China, Myanmar, Marshall
Islands, Fiji and Nepal.
- Facility surveyed by United
States Air Force (USAF), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF),
Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), Philippine
Air Force (PAF), Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) and Sri Lanka Air
- DCA certified Precision Measurement
Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) traceable to international standards
- Authorized Repair Center for
- Bureau Veritas International
Quality ISO 9002 certification.
AIROD's production management,
man-hour tracking and production control systems comply with the
intent of MIL-STD-1528A and can readily be expanded to comply with
relevant surveillance and audit requirements.