AIROD stands for ĎAircraft Inspection, Repair & Overhaul Depotí. AIROD was
established in 1976 as the first and only in-country facility to support the
Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) aircraft.
In 1985, it was privatized as a joint venture company between National
Aerospace & Defense Industries (NADI) and Lockheed Aircraft Systems
International (LASI) of USA.
Today, AIROD is a fully Malaysian owned company under the NADI group of
companies and is a leading MRO facility in the region providing quality services
to regional and global customers.
AIROD is strategically located at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS) Airport
Complex northwest of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. AIROD occupies a
77.4-acre site on the northeastern side of the runway. AIRODís multi-million
dollar facility is an internationally recognized aerospace maintenance and
AIRODís well-established facility includes both narrow and wide body hangars,
paint & strip hangar, support shops and engine test cells.
AIROD total employee stand at 1,086 personnel with 15 years average of technical experience.
AIROD facility has been audited and approved by various Civil Aviation Authorities from
different countries around the world and certification bodies. The list are as follows:
AIROD is a premier maintenance
and modification center for the Lockheed Martin Hercules C-130 / L-100 aircraft.
AIROD is authorized by Lockheed Martin in the following area:
- Malaysian DCA, AO/0021/81
- FAA, Air Agency Certificate 33AY686Y
- Indonesian DGAC, 145/13200/07
- Papua New Guinea CAA, MOC 145/029
- Nepal CAA, APP/011/052
- South Africa DCA, 1034
- Uganda CAA, CMO no.122
- PMEL ISO/IEC 17025
- BVQI, ISO 9001:2000
- USAF DCMC
AIROD holds the C-130 Service
Center certification since 1986 and to date has completed heavy
maintenance on more than 220 Hercules C-130 aircraft.
- C-130 / L-100 Service Center
- C-130 Tanker Conversion Center
- C-130 Landing Gear MRO Center
- C-130 Fuselage Stretch Mod Center
AIROD is also an authorized Service Center for Agusta A109 series to
AIROD works very closely in partnership with the
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- Ulan Ude Aviation Plant
- Fokker Aircraft
- Pilatus Aircraft
- Westland Helicopters
- BAe Defense
- General Electric
- Pratt & Whitney
- Motor Sich
- Solar Turbines
- AAR Corporation
AIROD has received numbers of awards for both itsí excellence in services and
quality in management. In 2008 Frost and Sullivan's Asia Pacific Customised MRO Centre Of the Year award, In 2005, AIROD won the Export Excellence Award in
Services 2004. AIROD was also the Top 5 finalist for the National HR Excellence
Export Excellence Award (Services) 2004
National HR Excellence Award 2004