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  1. They will all say this but its inevitable that there be job losses for sure.
  2. This Maybank analyst must be really dreaming to even suggest this. SIA will never buy or jv with MAB and given Malaysia politics will not be able to do so too. On other airlines, dont see any foreign airline would want to jv or buy into MAB as the only advantage perhaps is the domestic Malaysia market which Air Asia have the most and better advantage. And dont see MAB even able to make any small profits in the near future.
  3. it's high time to sell off MAB and or close it down if there are no buyers or takers, as after years of several "restucturings" to the tune of rm26 BILLION, MAB will hardly be able to make any profit or if it does a very modest one but its debts are way to high. One other solution is to see if Air Asia wants to take it over ad run it as a premium airline/ Definitely MAB under Khazanah or any govt-linked vehicles will never make the grade.
  4. SQ uses its new A350s and 787s from SIN-KUL-SIN mainly to use it for familiarisation for its flight crew. But however when SQ returned all its A330s, then it will be served with A350/787 Regional. however one thing must bear in mind is that I have often see Air Mauritius flights being delayed many times.
  5. it just got much tougher for MAB to get rid of uts A380s even if it decides to as now Air France will be reduce its fleet by removing 5 of its 10 A380s starting by next year.
  6. Yesterday PM Dr Mahathir met with the Russian President Putin in Singapore and asked for Putin help in getting Russia to help fix its Russian fighter jets. According to Dr M he said the RMAF have 28 russina fighter jets but only 4 are able to fly. This disclosure makes one wonder how the operational is RMAF. And believe even for its US made F/A 18 hornets, likely below half can fly too. Thats not good for the security and defence of Malaysia's air space without these front-line fghters.
  7. D7 is dropping Auckland flight wef Feb 2019.
  8. During the budget announcements and report, the finance mnister said there be a exit tax for malaysians. Didnt know if its built into the airport tax, then it be for all incl foreigners? Some clarifications needed. Similiarly like some countries like for example Indonesia there's a tax for indonesians leaving the airport and not foreigners.
  9. there are indications: that even MH is planning this same route and MH flyging into Ipoh.
  10. MH have been making billions of losses every year and even last year 2017 its losses was still over rm800 million. All in all the govt have rescued MH in the order of at least rm20 billion through restructurings and even setting up companies to buy planes for MH. As its has been making billions and still will be making losses for the years to come, its better for the govt now as its debt is so high that MH should be really sold off and not to any govt-owned companies or to govt investment companies like Khazanah. Perhaps the govt should approach air asia to take over MH as it have the experienc to run an airline and make money.
  11. Thai Air Asia will be taking a ex-SQ A330 (9V-STA) a 10 year old aircraft soon. It has been repainted and reconfigured seating by ST Aerospace.
  12. do not agree with saying that "everyone make mistakes" in this case. Yes people do make mistakes but for such checks and especially when dealing with aircraft and flight safety, this must not happen. There's the MH ground engineer who did the ground checks before the flight and 2 others who are from MAS agent (but who are not technically trained for this). And then there's the pilot who does the walk around to ensure all is ok. Hence all these 2 critical person missed the bright red covers with the tag "Remove before flight" on the side of the cockpit? How can they not see it? Unless they are just not focus and going through the motion without really opening their eyes. There's about 250 lives onboard and fortunately this flight made it back safely with the assistance of air traffic control - unlike the air france plane with faulty pitot tube readings which crashed an all 300 people were killed. It just point to a serious indifference in doing a ground check of the aircraft rather than a mistake.
  13. However the MAS A330 Brisbane incident was different in that the pitot covers were Not Removed before flight. This is the worst lapse of safety.
  14. Believe it is the shortage of 737s tech crew. And i was at the airport transit on wed 15 Aug at between 845am and 1020am - and could see 4 A330s ad one A350 at the remote bays. There seems now an "excess" of A330s as imagine 4 were parked at the remote bays at that time of day.
  15. was at the airport transit on wed 15 Aug at between 845am and 1020am - and could see 4 A330s ad one A350 at the remote bays. There seems now an "excess" of A330s as imagine 4 were parked at the remote bays at that time of day.
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