SENAI AIRPORT AERO CAMP 2019 EXCITES ASPIRING AVIATORS23 Sep 2019
SENAI, 23 September 2019 - 110 students from 16 schools around Johor were enthused to participate in the first ever aviation related education program - Senai Airport Aero Camp 2019 at Senai International Airport.
Officially launched by Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Senai, YB Tuan Tee Boon Tsong, the one-day program was organized by Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd (Senai International Airport) and Kelab Remaja Udara Malaysia (KRUM) in collaboration with Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia’s Asia Aeronautical Training Academy (AATA) and Elite Flying Club.
The camp was developed to instill awareness on the career opportunity available above and below-the-wing in the aerospace industry, calling the young generation to pursue their career dreams. The program was also designed to expose students on the diversity of professions in aviation such as airport operations, ground handling services, aviation safety and security, maintenance and engineering, business development and many more.
During the camp, the students whom age ranging from 12 to 17 years old were having an interactive career sharing session with Senai International Airport and AATA before they were taken for an educational airport tour to learn about its function and operations. The students were also given the opportunity to experience first-hand flying using the flight simulator in the AATA facility and had a closed-up interaction with real pilots and aircrafts.
“The aviation business is constantly growing with more demand for air travel forecasted in the future meaning that there shall be more jobs opportunity to be filled by the locals. With this, we want to instill the interest and prepare our young generation with the knowledge so that they can start paving out their career path from an early age.” said En
Md Derick Basir, the CEO of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, a Member of MMC Group during the launching.
En Mohd Azam bin Shuib, the principal of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bukit Batu, Sedenak commented “Generally when we speak about career in aviation, the first thing that comes into the students’ mind is either to become a pilot or cabin crew. This program has changed that common perception with extensive explanation given on the broad range of opportunities available not only by airlines but also at the airport for different education background level which is really an eye-opener for our students.”
Photo caption: Young aspiring aviators participated in Senai Airport Aero Camp 2019
About Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd
Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, a Member of MMC Group, is the airport operator for Senai International Airport or formerly known as Sultan Ismail International Airport. Built in 1974, the airport was operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad until November 2003 and subsequently acquired by Senai Airport Terminal Services which later acquired by MMC Corporation Berhad in 2009.
Senai International Airport serves as the aviation gateway for Iskandar Malaysia and southern region and is dedicated to providing routes and services essential to cater the needs of both tourism and business traveler. Equipped with 3,800-metres runway, Senai International Airport can handle aircraft ranging from small Cessna’s to large jets such as Airbus A380 and Antonov 125. Currently, there are 5 airlines operating in Senai International Airport serving to 11 domestic and seven international destinations with an average of 100 flight movements and 12,000 passengers daily.
In 2018, Senai International Airport was named ‘Asia Pacific Regional Airport of the Year 2018’ under category less than 10 million annual passengers at the CAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Awards for Excellence 2018 for its leading role in using new biometrics technology and its support of the LCC model, which has driven rapid growth.
In January 2019, SATSSB entered into a contract with Sanzbury Stead Sdn Bhd (Sanzbury Stead), a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), to manage the operations and maintenance services of Kertih Airport for three years.
For more information, please visit www.senaiairport.com.
About MMC Corporation Berhad
MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC Group) is a leading utilities and infrastructure group with diversified businesses under four divisions, namely Ports and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Industrial Development.
Its key businesses under the Ports and Logistics division include the port operations of Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, Johor Port Berhad, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd, Tanjung Bruas Port Sdn Bhd and Kontena Nasional Berhad, a logistics provider. Internationally, MMC has presence in Saudi Arabia via Red Sea Gateway Terminal Company Limited, a container port terminal within the Jeddah Islamic Port.
Under the Energy and Utilities division, MMC is the single largest shareholder of both Malakoff Corporation Berhad, the country’s largest Independent Power Producer and Gas Malaysia Berhad, a total energy solutions provider.
MMC’s Engineering division has played a leading role for the implementation of the entire project including the underground works package in completing the 51 km Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang project (SBK Line) and is now the main contractor for the entire Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya project (SSP Line). MMC is also currently, undertaking
key civil and infrastructure projects in the country namely Langat Centralised Sewerage Treatment Plant and Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant. Notably, MMC completed the 329 km Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Tracking Project and the innovative Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) motorway, the first of its kind, dual-purpose tunnel in the world.
Under Industrial Development, MMC Group's Property develops and manages close to 6,000 acres of industrial developments in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor and Kulim, Kedah, which includes the Senai Airport City, Tanjung Bin Petrochemical & Maritime Industrial Centre and the Northern Technocity.
In other businesses, MMC wholly-owns Aliran Ihsan Resources Berhad, a company which specialises in the full spectrum of water treatment and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd, the operator of Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru – an emerging southern aviation hub and important gateway to Iskandar Malaysia.
Enquiries : Please log on to www.mmc.com.my or call:
Nurul Ain Fatihah Binti Ibrahim, Manager Corporate Communications, Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd
Tel : +6019 601 1017 / +607 599 4500 (extension 1567),
Azlina Ashar, Head of Group Corporate Communications, MMC Corporation Berhad
Tel : +6019 6688 990 / +603 2071 1124, Fax: +603 2026 2431,