Background & Principal Activities

Our company was incorporated in Malaysia under the Act on 19 January 2010 as a private limited liability company under the name APFT Sdn Bhd. Our company was subsequently converted to a public limited liability company and assumed our present name on 12 February 2010 to facilitate our listing on the Main Market of Bursa Securities.

 

Our Group currently owns and operates Malaysia's leading flight education and training academy, the Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy (APFTA), located at Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu Kelantan. We have a fleet strength of 35 aircraft and a total of 49 qualified and experienced flight and ground instructors and operated out of 3 major commercial airports in Malaysia.

 

Today, APFTA is the leading flight education and training service provider in Malaysia. Our flight training courses are accredited by the DCA and consequentially internationally recognised by the ICAO. Our pioneering, innovative and industry-driven endeavours towards the provision of flight education and training services have allowed us to accomplish many firsts and exclusives within the flight training education and training market in Malaysia.

Our Impressive Credentials

We are the first flight training academy in Malaysia approved and accredited with IPTS status by the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia which enabled us to offer the Diploma in Aviation (Pilot Training), making us the first flight training academy to offer our own diploma. This provides our cadet pilots with additional recognised paper qualification, and equips them the necessary management knowledge. We have also been recognised and approved by the Indonesian aviation authority, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), to train Indonesian cadet pilots leading to the direct issuance of an Indonesian pilot licence for both the ab-initio and assistant flying instructor courses.

 

Since the founding of our academy, we have signed various letters of intent, MOUs and agreements with parties such as UPM and Embry-Riddle, a US-based aviation and aerospace university, to collaborate in offering aeronautical related degrees. Our prestige as the leading flight education and training service provider in Malaysia was further boosted, when we were given the privilege to collaborate and partner with Jeppesen, a Boeing company, who is also a leading global aviation player, to provide a wider spectrum of aviation related courses.

 

We are the first flight training academy in Malaysia awarded the ISO9001:2000 Quality Management Systems certification, which was later upgraded to ISO9001:2008, attesting to our commitment towards the provision of high quality flight education and training services.


Our Competitive Strengths

The competitive strengths of our Group include the following:

  • Established market reputation and track record
  • APFTA being a reputable academy known for our strict discipline
  • Continuously innovate and pioneer quality market-driven programmes and courses
  • Large and modern fleet of aircraft, airspace and flight simulators
  • Highly qualified and experienced flight and ground instructors
  • Experienced management team

 

Our academy has experienced high growth over a short period of time since the commencement of our operations in 2006. We continue to enjoy support from our business partners and customers which include local and overseas airlines such as::

  • MAS
  • AirAsia
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Sri Wijaya Air
  • Nepal Airlines

Our Future Plans

Our success in growing into Malaysia's leading flight education and training academy has enabled us to leverage on our expertise and expand into the following new and complementary areas within the aviation sector:

  • Chartered Commercial Flight Services (expected to commence operations by June 2011 under APFT Services)
  • MRO Services (expected to commence operations by June 2011 under APFT Engineering)
  • Maintenance Training Services (commenced operations on 4 July 2010 under APFT Maintenance Training)

 

In addition to the above and after having established our leading position in Malaysia, we have also embarked on overseas expansion into the India market. We have signed an MOU with GHIAL, which will see us expanding our flight education and training services to India. We intend to establish a flight training school in collaboration with GHIAL, and with GHIAL's support, to gain a strong foothold in the huge market in India where there is vast potential for pilot training and other aviation training services.

 

The recognition and approval from the DGCA to train Indonesian cadet pilots allows us to expand our penetration into the Indonesian market as cadet pilots from Indonesia who complete their flight education and training in APFT will be directly awarded an Indonesian pilot licence from the DGCA without being required to undertake a conversion course in Indonesia.

 

We intend to extend our flight education and training offerings to the southern region of Malaysia through the opening of another satellite flight training academy in Tanjung Labuh, Batu Pahat, Johor in partnership with UTHM. This satellite flight training academy at Tanjung Labuh will be jointly maintained and shared with UTHM to conduct aviation related courses and programmes.

 

Ultimately, we aim to become one of the leading regional integrated aviation service providers.


Board of Directors


 

Dato' Faruk Othman

Executive Chairman

 

Mejar (R) Dato' Mohd Kalaithe @ Mohd Khalid Bin Ali

Executive Director

 

Arif Faruk

Executive Director

 

Nik Din Bin Nik Sulaiman

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Dato' Haji Suhaimi Bin Abdul Ghani

Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Tan Nyap Keong @ Tony Tan

Independent Non-Executive Director

 


Audit Committee


 

Name

Designation

Directorship

Nik Din Bin Nik Sulaiman

Chairman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Haji Suhaimi Bin Abdul Ghani

Member

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tan Nyap Keong @ Tony Tan

Member

Independent Non-Executive Director


Renumeration Committee


 

Name

Designation

Directorship

Dato’ Haji Suhaimi Bin Abdul Ghani

Chairman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Nik Din Bin Nik Sulaiman

Member

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Faruk Bin Othman

Member

Executive Chairman


Nomination Committee


 

Name

Designation

Directorship

Tan Nyap Keong @ Tony Tan

Chairman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dato’ Haji Suhaimi Bin Abdul Ghani

Member

Independent Non-Executive Director

Arif Bin Faruk

Member

Executive Director


Company Secretary


 

Ng Yim Kong (LS 0009297)

Unit 07-02, Level 7

Persoft Tower, 6B Persiaran Tropicana

47410 Petaling Jaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan

Telephone No. : (03) 7804 5929

   

Privacy Policy

 

This Policy is issued to you by and on behalf of APFT BERHAD and its related companies* (hereinafter referred to as the "APFT Group") pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.

 

In this Privacy Policy :-

  1. “APFT Group” refers to APFT Berhad and includes its subsidiaries, related and associate companies.
  2. “We , “our” and “us” refers to any of the companies within the APFT Group.
  3. “Personal data” refers to any information in our possession or control that relates directly or indirectly to you (or any other individual) to the extent that you (or such other individual) are identified or identifiable from that information or from other information in our possession.
  4. “Services” means any services, educational course and/or program and/or training program provided by APFT Group and/or its agents.

 

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy sets out and explains our policy on collecting, using and disclosing your personal data. The processing of your personal data is also subject to applicable laws. The personal data which you provide to us now or from time to time or which you have provided to us previously will be used and processed, and/or continued to be used and processed by us, in accordance with this Privacy Policy (as amended, varied or revised from time to time.)

  1. Personal Data
    1. What We collect
      To enable the smooth performance of our services, certain information requested, collected and used are mandatory and you must consent and agree to provide the same. The personal data we collect from or about you, include but are not limited to the following :-
      • personal details such as name, identity card number, age, gender, nationality, date of birth, address(es), telephone number, email address(es), financial records, marital status, credit card details, examination results and academic achievements, employment records and other such details
      • information in connection with the services you may have sought from us and/or educational course and/or training programme which you may have enrolled with us or have registered your interest with us for enrolment, purchase, updates and enquiries
      • billing, payment status and credit records
      • other information that are, have been or may be collected by us or which you provide to us, from time to time, in connection with any service, program, educational and/or training course, transaction, survey, questionnaire or communication with us
      • personal interest or preferences such as language, training or course interest, communication preferences
      • your image by way of video surveillance installed in some parts of our premises as part of our security infrastructure
      • username, password and other identifiers when you register at our website

      If you provide personal data about a third party such as your spouse, sibling, relative and/or children, we confirm that you have been appointed by the said third party to act on their behalf and consent to the processing, use and disclosure of the same as stated in this Privacy Policy.

    2. Sensitive Personal Data (“SPD”)
      SPD refers to any personal data prescribed under the law as SPD which may include but is not limited to information pertaining to physical or mental health or condition, the commission or alleged commission of any offence, opinions and other beliefs of similar nature. If you chose to disclose your SPD to us, such data shall be deemed to be and will be treated as personal information which shall be subject to usage, processing and disclosure per the terms and scope of this Privacy Policy.
    3. Collection, Purpose of Collection and Processing of Personal Data
      Your personal data is collected via a variety of methods, which may include but is not limited to the following :-
      • information procured from you and/or related parties directly or indirectly through any enquiry or transaction made with us
      • from third party sources such as credit management agencies, government agencies and publically available sources
      • from any company within the APFT Group and/or its agents

       

      The purpose for which your personal information is collected may include but is not limited to the following reasons :-

      • processing your application, enquiry or request
      • to comply with applicable laws and regulations of regulatory authorities and enforcement agencies
      • to respond to your queries
      • for administrative purposes such as billing, payment and debt collection
      • to respond to any claims and/or legal process
  2. Disclosure

    In facilitating the purpose for which your personal data is collected as stipulated above, we may process, use and disclose your personal data to but not limited to the following third parties :-
    • companies within the APFT Group, any related and/or associate companies
    • any court of law or any relevant party in connection with any claim or legal proceedings
    • any payment agencies including but not limited to financial institutions for purposes of maintaining financial records, assessing or verifying credit and facilitating payments due to us
    • legal firms and/or advisors
    • regulatory authorities and enforcement agencies
    • third party service providers, consultants, insurers, underwriters, auditors and advisors as well as their respective agents and/or contractors on a need to know basis
    • credit reporting agencies or credit providers
    • debt collection agencies
    • any actual or potential assignee, transferee or acquirer of any of APFT Group’s company or business in connection with any corporate exercise
  3. Consent and Limiting the Use and Process of your Personal Data

    Save for the personal data which is necessary for the performance of contracts between us (for which you must provide the personal data failing which you may be in breach of contract and/or we may not be able to contract with you or fulfil our contractual obligation to you), you may choose whether or not to provide your personal data and (if already provided) may choose whether or not to consent or to withdraw or limit your consent for the collection, processing, use and disclosure of your personal data.

    If you would like for us to cease the use, processing or disclosure of your personal data, kindly write to us at the address stated in paragraph 6 below. In this respect, we may not be able to provide you with the services requested for by yourself. If we do not have your written confirmation, we will deem that you have consented to the processing, use and disclosure of your personal data.
  4. Access, Rectification or Updating your Personal Data

    In ensuring that the personal data provided is processed, used and disclosed accurately, it is your responsibility to ensure that the personal data submitted by you (of yourself and/or others third parties as described in paragraph 1 (a) above) is accurate and complete. Kindly update the data from time to time to ensure that the same is accurate.

    To request access or if you have any enquiries, rectification, update and/or complaints regarding your personal data submitted to us previously, kindly write to us at the address stated in paragraph 6 below. In doing so, kindly provide sufficient information to enable us to verify your identity. It will also be helpful if you can provide the name of the APFT Group company which is (or which you believe is) processing your data. You may also be charged with a fee for the processing of your said request wherein unless and until such fee is received by us, we will not be able to process your said request. We may on receipt of your request, either comply or refuse your request to access or rectify your personal data based on reasons which we shall state in our reply to you.
  5. Transfer of Personal Data

    Your personal data may be transferred to a country outside Malaysia to any of the class of parties referred to in paragraph 2 above. If you wish to withdraw your consent in respect of the said transfer, please see paragraphs 3 and 4 above.
  6. Contact

    We can be contacted at:
    Address : Suite 50-5-5, 5th Floor, Wisma UOA Damansara, No. 50, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
    Email : pdpa@apft.edu.my
    Attention to : Corporate Division
    Telephone no : +603-20923177
    Website : www.apft.com

 

NOTE:
1. In the event of discrepancies or inconsistencies of this Privacy Policy between the English version and the Bahasa Malaysia version, the English version shall prevail.
2. APFT Group reserves the right to amend, vary or revise this Privacy Policy from time to time wherein the said amendment, variation or revision (if any) will be automatically reflected in Privacy Policy accessible on our company website. You are advised to visit the website.
* APFT Berhad, Asia Pacific Flight Training Sdn Bhd, APFT Services Sdn Bhd, APFT Express Sdn Bhd, APFT Maintenance Training Sdn Bhd, APFT Engineering Sdn Bhd, APFT Assets Sdn Bhd, PT Technic (M) Sdn Bhd and other companies which may be included in the future as related companies.