One of the last obstacles for transitioning Malaysia Airlines to Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has now been successfully put to rest as the Malaysian carrier has received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) at the Transport Ministry in Putrajaya on Friday.
Company Chairman Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof said the following about Malaysia Airlines Berhad receiving this important certificate:
This is a start of a new beginning. MAB will endeavor to ensure our passengers are given the best of our services and we will persevere to build a sustainable national icon.
MAB had to go through Several Months of Audits to Receive the AOC
The road to AOC was not an easy one for the carrier, as MAB had to go through several months of audit activities, including air-worthiness, aircraft maintenance and regulatory conformity.
Designate chief executive officer of MAB Christoph Mueller had this to say:
We would like to thank the director general of DCA Datuk Sri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman for this very important milestone. The AOC is a testament to all our staff at Malaysia Airlines who have been working hard to fulfill all the necessary requirements and specifications by DCA. WE are very excited and focused on MAB’s take-off in September.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said this was an important milestone in the evolution of the national carrier.
The government of Malaysia is committed to ensure that the rejuvenated Malaysia Airlines will take off on a strong note. We hope to see more progress driven by the new entity especially in terms of service levels.
Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation, also congratulated Malaysia Airlines Bhd on receiving its Airline Operator Certificate.