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Pejabat Pos Kampung Tunku
47309 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Jalan TUDM (Adjacent To Terminal 3)
47200 Subang
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.

The 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:

  • Contract No. GLX-672 for L-100 aircraft
  • Contract No. GLX-673 for C-130 aircraft
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.

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 C-130 aircraft
  • Contract No. GLX-855 for L-100 aircraft

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 No.5

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
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.

Over the years, AIROD obtained both civil and military approvals as listed below:

  • QA system designed to comply with MIL-I-45208, MIL-Q-9858A and CAA requirements (Manuals available).
  • 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 Force (SLAF).
  • DCA certified Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) traceable to international standards (ISO/IEC G25).
  • Authorized Repair Center for Collins Avionics.
  • 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.