Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, 17 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters and The Royal Malaysian Police held a ceremony at the Defence Services Asia exhibition and conference (DSA), to celebrate 25 years of flying the AS355 helicopters in Malaysia.
Airbus Head of Country Malaysia Raymond Lim presented a plaque to Deputy Commissioner of Police Dato’ S. Sathiya Seelan, Commander Air Operations Force of the Royal Malaysian Police, to commemorate the milestone. The AS355 pilots who have achieved 3,000 flying hours on the helicopters were also presented with the flying hours achievement badges, while the RMP’s engineers were recognised for their effective and prudent contract management.
The Royal Malaysian Police’s fleet of seven AS355 helicopters have been in service since the 1990s. The light twin, multi-role AS355 fleet is used for a wide range of police aviation missions. Together, the helicopters have flown 41,000 hours.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
BAE Systems today signed partnership for Chevening Scholarship programme for 2018 with the British High Commission of Malaysia at the DSA 2018.
The British High Commissioner for Malaysia, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG MVO, will be joined by Alan Garwood, Group Business Development Director, BAE Systems and John Brosnan, Manging Director, Southeast Asia, BAE Systems and Andy Lavin, BAE Systems International Sales Director for Typhoon to mark the partnership.
Having sponsored over 50 Malaysian post graduate students since 2012 and invested 5mn Ringgit till date, BAE Systems remains one of the largest contributors to the Chevening Programme in Malaysia and this renewal will ensure that more young Malaysians can benefit from this programme in the future.
The company’s support for the Chevening Scholarship programme saw the scholars being given the opportunity to tour the Hawk and Typhoon aircraft production lines earlier this year in North West England. The Royal Malaysian Air Force has a fleet of Hawk and is currently evaluating the Typhoon multi role aircraft as the next jet fighter for the air force.