Over the past 20 years, Malta has managed to secure significant investment in the aviation industry, mostly export-oriented. An important cluster of aviation businesses has been created, which includes operators carrying out maintenance; repair and overhaul for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft, painting of aircraft; flight training; component manufacture; Research and Development innovation on unmanned aerial vehicles; back office support and call centre operations; as well as ICT for the aviation industry.
During a visit at Medavia, Minister Abela defined Malta’s important role in maintaining diplomatic presence and relationships with countries where companies like Medavia operate and to promote business opportunities in new markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in countries that have an oil and gas industry, which could be a new source of business for Medavia.
Medavia has been in operation since 1978, and currently employs around 100 staff members. The company offers services related to the chartering of planes, handling services to the private jet industry, and aircraft maintenance.
“We are determined to work closely together—government and private enterprises—to foster further growth and job creation. Now, more than ever before, we are determined to make the best possible use of our diplomatic networks to continue building relationships, and identifying trade opportunities. Malta is also committed to securing more business in this important commercial activity”
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela
Discussions with the top management team of the company, led by Head HR and Corporate Communications Ivan Refalo, focused on how to expand Medavia’s operations, both in Malta and in other countries, their successes and aspirations, as well as the challenges they have been facing in these last few years.
The minister highlighted that through Trade Malta — the public-private partnership formed between the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry — support is offered to Malta-based businesses to reach international markets with their products and services.
Source: The Malta Independent