EADS is expanding its research and technology presence in Malaysia in parallel with the region’s development of its own aerospace and defence activities.
Bio-sourced material in Malaysia could be a long-term solution for cheaper, sustainable composites in aerospace applications, including aircraft cabin materials and structures. EADS Innovation Works will look to partner with local Malaysian institutions in studying such uses for bio-sourced material.
In the area of aviation biofuels, EADS Innovation Works will conduct feasibility studies on producing jet biofuel in Malaysia and integrate its findings into EADS’ global perspective.
The Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre
EADS has also taken a lead role in establishing the Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC) – a joint initiative of the company’s Corporate Technical Office and Strategy and Marketing Organisation, along with Rolls-Royce and Composites Technology Research Malaysia, as well as the Malaysian government and a local university.