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Alan F.

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  1. To me, those two goons with the false passports should be the ones who need to be investigated further. Just because they haven't set off any alarm bells with the various terror-agencies around the world doesn't mean they should get the all clear.
  2. MH1155 aircraft possibly 9M-FFE seen from 'radar tracking data' (around the same time as 9M-MNC), but no information on it in FR24.com database.
  3. WMKK-5 is actually the original WMKK. Was using old feeder software which for some reason FR24 wanted to upgrade and at the same time was given the new WMKK-5 code.
  4. WMKK feeder is certainly down and it has been for about 2 weeks. Reception on WMKK's SBS1 is not as good as some of the newer feeders, but seems to provide better coverage to the South West around Melaka when it is working. The owner of WMKK is overseas and the home computer with an SBS1 on it has gone off-line/crashed. From experience there's virtually no delay between whats seen on the PC and what's seen on FR24 - no more than 10 seconds. The feeder software only tranmsits packets of data to FR24's servers every 10 seconds anyway (with the version of software that currently in use and that was provided by FR24).
  5. Malaysia Airlines creates a no-child zone Malaysia Airlines announces no-go area for kids Will be restricted to the lower deck on its A380s Comes after it banned babies from first class FIRST it banned babies from first class, and now Malaysia Airlines has declared a child-free zone on its Airbus A380s. The child ban applies to the upper deck economy section of its jets, restricting children to the lower deck, Australian Business Traveller reports. The move was revealed in an advisory issued to travel agents which stated that children under 12 would be banned from the section on its new superjumbo, which is set to make its debut on July 1. It hopes that the adults-only cabin will ensure a more enjoyable flight for business travellers who have to fly in economy. According to an airline memo sent to South Korean travel site Topasweb: "(the booking system) is currently being developed so that, when customer has (a child or infant booking), seats on upper deck will automatically be excluded from selection. "Please make your seat selection at lower level if you are travelling with children under 12 years old." The airline banned babies from its first class section on its A380 and 747-400 fleet last year after receiving a number of complains about crying infants. Its first flight will be between Kuala Lumpur and London, with a Sydney-Kuala Lumpur flight on September 25. Source: http://www.news.com....6#ixzz1r2dglI2T
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    Right wing tip is aquisition/training AIM-9 and left wing tip is DRS made ACMI pod (re Aerotree contract).
  7. Feeder into KL radar has the PC down and is currently overseas! Will not be back up and running till 4th Feb!
  8. At last, someone in Singapore got their hands on a Mode-S receiver and is happy to feed into the FlightRadar24 network! Reception could be masked by buildings/trees etc - depends on where the receiver/antenna is based. The KL receiver is certainly not getting the best reception as its on a lower floor of a condo unit and the antenna is 'blocked' to the north east reception area. With a good clear view of the skies, 250nm reception on a mode-s receiver (Kinetics SBS-1 or AirNav RadarBox) is feasible.
  9. Looks like another FR24 feeder has set-up in Penang area. The reason for the intermittent feeds could be a technical issue from the feeder's PC (if its an SBS1, it could be either a USB or network version). Our KL feeder had many problems with poor quality USB leads causing similar 'dropouts' from time to time. No booster is installed at the KL feed!!
  10. Aircraft flying around the time of landing (10.45pm) suggests it was either 9M-MQF or 9M-MMU (neither of which are transmitting their callsign). Another web-site for tracking is Atlas - Flight Global - better tracks but data delayed by 5 minutes.
  11. 9M-MLJ (737-8FZ) is on its way.. (source: Boeing Test Flights blogspot)
  12. John, These hex codes have remained unidentified for some time, even though they are regularly seen in the air. Can confirm your suspicions on 7500D2 as being a C130 and 8A021A giving out a Sriwijaya callsign (I believe all their fleet is 737).
  13. AirAsia X to defer all new aircraft deliveries in 2011 Malaysia-based AirAsia's long haul subsidiary AirAsia X has deferred all deliveries of new aircraft this year, as it builds up its balance sheet ahead of a possible public listing. The carrier was supposed to receive three Airbus A330s this year but has deferred the deliveries, says AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman Rani. "We are consolidating and building up our balance sheet ahead of any prospective listing," he adds. AirAsia has said it is eyeing a public listing for AirAsia X in the second half of 2011, but Azran says no decision has been made yet by the airline's shareholders. "We have to make sure that the balance sheet is ready in case shareholders decide," he adds, saying that the shareholders are waiting to see the carrier's full-year results in 2010. AirAsia X operates 11 A330s currently and has 17 more on order. It expects these to arrive from 2012 to 2017. It also has an order for 10 A350s and these will be delivered from 2017. The carrier is eyeing flights to North America with the A350s, says Azran. This year, it will begin services to Paris Orly and Christchurch. The airline is still awaiting approval from Malaysian authorities to begin flights to Sydney, he adds. AirAsia X expects revenue to grow by 50% this year and passenger traffic to increase by 40%, says Azran. The airline also plans to grow its ancillary revenue to a 28% share of its total revenue from the current 24%. Source: Flightglobal
  14. CAE is expecting its initial multi-crew pilot license (MPL) class to arrive in Dallas this month or in October to start the intermediate portion of the 56-week programme. The twelve candidates are part of beta class designed to train crews starting with zero initial flight time for positions with Asian low-fare carrier, AirAsia. Upon completion of the programme, the trainees are expected to receive an MPL license from Transport Canada and Malaysian authorities, after which they will enter AirAsia's initial operating programme for Airbus A320 first officers. AirAsia and CAE announced the program in February. The 12 candidates are currently finishing the second phase of the four-phase programme, which included basic flying skills and 70h of single-engine flight time in Moncton Flight College in Canada. During phase two, the group will spend six months in intermediate training at CAE's SimuFlite centre in Dallas, which will include training in a twin-engine Beechjet 400 business jet flight training device. The fourth and final phase of the programme will take place at CAE's headquarters in Montreal, where the students will train in an Airbus A320 full-flight simulator. The programme is expected to be complete in March or April 2011. Source: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/09/08/347105/cae-awaits-first-air-asia-mpl-class-in-dallas.html
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