Malaysian Aircraft Components Manufacturer Wins Contract with Rolls-Royce

May 2023

Malaysian manufacturer UMW Aerospace Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned company in the UMW Group, has secured a fresh contract with Rolls-Royce to produce rear cases for the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 and Trent 7000 aircraft engines.

UMW Aerospace will invest up to MYR 65 million (USD 14.3 million) to set up the chemical milling and related processes to manufacture the rear case at its facility in the UMW High Value Manufacturing Park in Serendah. At present, the rear case is imported from overseas and assembled into a complete fan case.

In August 2015, UMW Aerospace made its mark in the aerospace industry when it became Malaysia’s first homegrown Tier 1 aero engine component supplier to Rolls-Royce upon receiving a 25 + 5 year contract to manufacture and assemble fan cases for the latter’s Trent 1000 and Trent 7000 aircraft engines. The company’s fan case project for Rolls-Royce took only two years to take off from ground zero to maiden delivery and is recognized as one of the fastest aerospace engine component development programs of its kind.

In 2022, Malaysia’s aerospace industry achieved more than MYR 15.3 billion (USD 3.4 billion) in revenue, while exports for aerospace parts and components increased 9.1% to MYR 6.3 billion (USD 1.4 billion) year-on-year. Two aerospace projects worth MYR 146.75 million (USD 32.2 million) were approved in 2022, involving the aerospace manufacturing and MRO sectors.

(Source: UMW Holdings)

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