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INGENIEUR Generally, Malaysia is still an infant in the System Integration sub-sector, but a small step might result in a giant leap forward. To achieve the target of becoming 70% locally self-reliant and upgrading strategic assets, there needs to be a different approach for system integration players to work and grow together. The key is sharing. Like a consortium, SMEs should be complementing rather than competing with each other. Every player can be more focused and specialized, rather than duplicating roles and trying to monopolize the whole value chain. By collaborating, the idea of global business can be achieved faster since potential customers will see a strong foundation behind the collaborating companies. Fur thermore, talent development has to be emphasized at both the national and organisational levels. The current leadership needs fresh ideas to retain local talent. According to the World Bank (2011) quote from Talent Corporation, there is almost one million Malaysians experts working abroad. There are two main reasons for this situation i.e. high payment and trust. There is a perception that local companies put more trust in foreign experts rather than local experts. This 6 18 VOL 2018 VOL 74 55 APRIL-JUNE JUNE 2013 must change or we will keep losing valuable talent overseas, slowing down development of the local industry. REFERENCE A.R Abu Talib et al., Halatuju Program Aeroangkasa, Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Awam 2010-2020, Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi Malaysia, Putrajaya, ISBN 978-983-3663- 43-9. Penerbit UPM, 2010. Current Market Outlook 2017-2036, Boeing, 2017. Future of Aviation Industry 2035, International Air Transport Association, 2017. Global Market Forecast 2017-2036 “Growing Horizons” (Book), Airbus, 2017. K. Zainal, A.R Abu Talib, and I. Hack, Malaysian Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), ISBN: 978-967-11818-6-7, 2015. Occupational Framework: Aerospace Industry, Department of Skills Development, Ministry of Human Resources, Putrajaya Malaysia, 2017.