KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Destini Avia Technique Sdn Bhd (DAT), a 50:50 joint-venture company between Destini Bhd and UK-based Avia Technique Ltd, will provide aircraft safety equipment maintenance support to Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd and Thai Lion Mentari Co Ltd.
This follows the signing of an agreement today to supply, test, repair and/or carry out overhaul activities on aircraft safety equipment for both airlines for a three-year period with an option to extend for another two years.
In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Destini said DAT would perform the services on escape slides, oxygen cylinders, crew oxygen bottles and fire extinguishers, emergency locator transmitters, oxygen masks and life preservers.
"Destini’s management sees that this agreement will have a positive impact on the group’s earnings and overall commercial aviation operations as it expands its customer base,” the company said.
DAT has been providing such services to Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and AirAsia X .
Malindo and Thai Lion Mentari operate in Malaysia and Thailand, respectively, and are part of the Lion Air Group which operates in Indonesia.
Both Malindo and Thai Lion Mentari serve over 90 destinations with its fleet of over 80 aircraft that are operating from Malaysia and Thailand.
Destini said DAT would be able to leverage on the airlines’ growing fleet as both airlines had announced plans to expand their fleets in the near term, in tandem with the growth in passenger traffic in the region.
"DAT is currently looking to expand its capabilities to offer additional value-added services to its customers and is also actively seeking to expand its customer base via establishing new bases within the region.
"In order to achieve this, DAT intends to secure more certifications from aviation regulators within the region,” it said.