Country Profile

Federation of Malaysia
(Persekutuan Malaysia)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
31 August 1957
Capital City:
Kuala Lumpur
Total Area Ranking:
67 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
41 of 242 in the World

The Country


Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia comprises the two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and Malaysian Borneo (East Malaysia). The two are separated by the South China Sea. The country has land borders with Thailand in the west and Brunei and Indonesia in the east. It also linked to Singapore by a narrow causeway and bridge.

Both regions of Malaysia have similar terrain, featuring coastal plains rising to hills and mountains. Peninsular Malaysia has the heavily forested Titiwangsa Mountain range running down the centre of the peninsula, dividing the coastal plains. In East Malaysia, the border with Indonesia is defined by a mountain range, which extends into the northern state of Sabah, where Mount Kinabalu reaches 4095 m (13,436 ft). Around the two regions there are numerous small islands.

Malaysia has a total land area of 329,847 sq km (127,355 sq miles) and had a population of 28.3 million in 2010. The main ethnic groups are Malays 50%, Chinese 24%, Indigenous people 11% and Indian 7%. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Malaysia History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Malaysia
wikipedia: Malaysia
wikipedia: History of Malaysia


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Malaysia.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Malaysia civil aircraft use the registration sequence 9M-AAA to 9M-ZZZ since 1963. Prior to independence, the sequences VR-Jxx, VR-Oxx, and VR-Rxx were used.

All-time Malaysia – civil aircraft register (VR-Jaa VR-Raa VR-Oaa VR-Waa 9M-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Royal Malaysian Air Force)
Naval Aviation (Royal Malaysian Navy)
Army Aviation (Royal Malaysian Army)

Historical military air arms-
Reserve Aviation (Malayan Volunteer Air Force) [1939-1942]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – Government VIP transport is operated by the RMAF
Coast Guard Aviation (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – an EMS helicopter network is currently being established
Police Aviation (Royal Malaysian Police)
Civil Defence Aviation (Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department)

Commercial Aviation

Air Malaysia

wikipedia: Airlines of Malaysia
The World’s Airlines: Malaysia

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Malaysia

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Muzium Angkatan Tentera
Muzium Perak
Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia
Muzium Sultan Abu Bakar
Muzium Sultan Alam Shah
Muzium Tentera Darat
Muzium Tentera Laut Diraja
Muzium Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Malaysia

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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