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Deputy Minister of Transport Launches AeroFile

14 Aug, 2018

Deputy Minister of Transport Launches AeroFile
Industry Benefitting Improvements Spearheaded by MAVCOM

 

KUALA LUMPUR, August 14, 2018 – A multi-agency initiative led by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM), AeroFile, was launched today by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar, Deputy Minister of Transport.

Spearheaded by MAVCOM for the benefit of the Malaysian aviation industry, AeroFile is an automated filing system for all landing permit applications for commercial flights operating to or from Malaysia. Applications that were formerly submitted via email and fax will now solely be processed via AeroFile.

All relevant information will be stored in the system and as a result, the system will trigger various automated filters to facilitate the application process. Consequently, airlines are no longer required to repeatedly submit supporting documents for each of their applications as was practised previously.

AeroFile was formulated to efficiently reduce paperwork, increase transparency and shorten processing time while minimising the opportunity for human error. These improvements come at no cost to airlines.

Foreign and local airlines in Malaysia will utilise this new system for scheduled and non-scheduled commercial flights operating into and out of Malaysia. AeroFile will also be utilised for applications involving commercial flights overflying Malaysian airspace. The system’s pilot programme was carried out from 1 to 30 April 2018 while on 1 August, the AeroFile system went live.

Speaking at the event, YB Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar, said, “A strong aviation sector is essential for Malaysia. It is imperative that we apply technology appropriately to facilitate the continued growth of the sector in all aspects. I am pleased to launch AeroFile, an automated filing system that marks a significant milestone in the development of our aviation industry.”

The system will also trigger several reminders to both airlines and approvers on the validity of all airline’s operational documents which include the validity of their Air Service Licence (ASL), Air Service Permit (ASP) and Air Traffic Rights (ATR).

“Given the cross-jurisdictional reach of the AeroFile system, it was important for MAVCOM to collaborate with relevant agencies in the aviation sector in developing this system. MAVCOM joined forces with other agencies responsible for overflight and landing permit applications, namely the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and National Slot Coordination Malaysia (NSCM), to develop the platform,” added YB Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar.

The development of AeroFile was an extensive process that involved multiple stakeholder engagements with local airlines including Malaysia Airlines Berhad, AirAsia Group, Malindo Air, Firefly, Raya Airways, and foreign carriers such as Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific, taking into consideration various viewpoints and feedback.

In addition to its function as a platform for landing permit application, AeroFile will act as an important source of information crucial for airline operations, containing updated lists of licensed ground handlers for all airports in Malaysia, airport operating hours, aircraft certified by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as well as a list of aerodromes world-wide registered under ICAO. It will also include a database of ATR awarded to each airline.

“The Ministry is confident that the Commission will continue to introduce initiatives that take the local aviation industry to the next level for the benefit of industry players, our nation as well as the traveling public,” concluded YB Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar.