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  1. flee

    KUL 32L 2020

    Welcome back, TK! We had some nice traffic on Friday, 2 Oct but the weather played havoc that saw the runways switched to 32L. Boeing 787-9 galore.... We got a B738BCF without winglets too...
  2. flee

    KUL 14R 2020

    Cargolux seems pretty busy the past week - I saw two on FR24 on some days but one of them was erroneously reported to be heading to HKG although it was heading to KUL.
  3. Members of MALBATT 850-7 (UN Peacekeeping Force) returning from Lebanon on a Malaysia Airlines charter from BEY-SZB after serving a year long mission.
  4. AirAsia approves shutting down Japan joint venture AirAsia Japan hit by plunge in travel demand amid coronavirus pandemic https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Transportation/AirAsia-approves-shutting-down-Japan-joint-venture
  5. flee

    KUL 14R 2020

    After hibernating for a few days, HiFly's Big Bird departed KUL for BKK and YUL in excellent light. After cargo sorties, it will return to KUL in a few days....
  6. Chaity, yes that was the last remaining light for the day - but most of the time, we are at the mercy of the Gods for light as aircraft fly at all sorts of hours! So we deserve some luck sometimes! The IL-76 not just goes to KUL - it comes to SZB too. And we also have a China Air Force version... Unfortunately for us, quads are also being retired from military service. RSAF has begun replacing their KC-135s with the A330 MRTTs Cargo airlines like UPS and Cargolux still have an appetite for quads. However, the B748F's production run is also coming to an end soon.
  7. Guillaume Faury: Airbus is in danger of collapse https://www.aerotime.aero/gabriele/25963-the-ceo-airbus-is-in-danger-of-collapse
  8. Very nice Airbus/Boeing 4x4 combo Chaity! And let us not forget some Soviet era four holers.... The IL-96 is largely used by Soviet bloc countries and had a limited production run. But it is the Russian President's current VIP jet. If one aircraft did fantastically well during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was the An-124. It has helped to deliver a lot of healthcare equipment and consumables during this period and is still doing busy schedules now.
  9. Covid-19 has struck the Aviation industry hard in 2020. A major casualty of this pandemic is the disaster that is unfolding before us - the premature retirement of very large aircraft due to low passenger demand for flights. As we will be seeing fewer and fewer quad jets, I am starting this thread so that we can post photos dedicated to these iconic aircraft. Please share your shots here - there are no specific rules. All sorts of photos to show all sorts of situations are welcome. You can also post cabin shots. Let me start this off by posting the Queen of the Skies (also in memory of our dear late friend, Pieter C): The A380 is a quad that deserved a longer run The A340 was not a big commercial success but it seems to have fared a little better than its newer gigantic brother The Boeing 707 is long gone from commercial passenger service in this region. However, some military versions (like this B707 derived KC-135) are still flying in military roles Please continue and add more pix...
  10. Singapore Airlines pilots agree on up to 60pc pay cut to save jobs amid Covid-19 https://www.malaymail.com/news/singapore/2020/09/19/singapore-airlines-pilots-agree-on-up-to-60pc-pay-cut-to-save-jobs-amid-cov/1904632
  11. flee

    KUL 14R 2020

    Unique and special traffic at KUL today: It is believed to be carrying the Aussie cricket team back to ADL. Many thanks to KS for the heads up!
  12. flee

    BKI 2020

    Maybe it was warming up for its LHR run - it went there last night!
  13. Sorry, did not have any info of this movement - so was not aware of any flights coming in to SZB. Raya Airways has recently retired its Boeing 757 from its fleet. Here is the final landing with a commercial payload - its final rotation was SZB-KCH-BKI-KCH-SZB. New to the fleet is this Boeing 767-200F - it is likely that this was brought in to replace the 757.
  14. Maybe they are carrying more cargo than pax. Their dedicated freighters are utilised for their main heavy cargo routes.
  15. flee

    BKI 2020

    Nice catches, Sam!
  16. I wonder why the plane turned back?
  17. Airbus A330-343 MSN713 EI-GTT JLPS Leasing Virgo regd 11aug20, at DRS for P2F-conversion x 9M-XBD Source: skyliner-aviation.de Its got a new reggo now...
  18. flee

    BKI 2020

    Wow, KS, you are getting around! KBR and BKI in a matter of days!
  19. MASkargo operates first cargo-in-cabin flight from Shanghai to Melbourne https://www.malaymail.com/news/money/2020/08/12/maskargo-operates-first-cargo-in-cabin-flight-from-shanghai-to-melbourne/1893386
  20. They are - I see flights to Japan, China and Australia. But there are not that many flights - they reported operating about 150 cargo flights in Q2.
  21. AIRASIA X 1Q20 Financial Results Unprecedented — COVID-19 Impacts Airlines SEPANG, 30 JULY 2020– AirAsia X Berhad (“AirAsia X” or “the Company”) today reported its financial results for the First Quarter of 2020 (“1Q20”). The Company reported a revenue of RM924.1 million during the quarter, 21% lower year-on-year (“YoY”) from RM1.17 billion charted in the same period in 2019. This came as seat capacity and the total number of passengers carried decreased on the back of the COVID-19 outbreak. During 1Q20, a total of 1,141,713 passengers were carried, down by 25% YoY from 1,512,546 passengers carried during the first quarter of 2019 (“1Q19”), while seat capacity was cut by 15% YoY to 1,544,121 as travel restrictions and border controls lead to a drop in travel demand. In January 2020, the Company was charting profits at an operating level, which serves as a testament to the network rationalisation efforts undertaken since 2019. It was only since February 2020 during the onset of COVID-19 that the demand for air travel was impacted. More: http://airasiax.listedcompany.com/newsroom/Press_Release_1Q20-.pdf Bursa Malaysia Filing: http://airasiax.com/misc/qr/Quarterly_Announcement_1Q2020.pdf Investors' Presentation: http://airasiax.com/misc/qr/presentation_slide_1Q2020.pdf
  22. AAX reports 32.9% deviation between FY19 audited and unaudited net loss KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) recorded a wider audited net loss of RM650.32 million for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2019, compared with the previously announced unaudited net loss of RM489.48 million for the year, resulting in a 32.9% or RM160.84 million deviation. This was due, among others, to an adjustment to deferred tax assets, which has adversely impacted the deferred taxation line in the income statement by RM178.9 million, AAX said in a stock exchange filing. The deferred tax assets on the balance sheet, AAX said, was dependent upon the ability of the company to generate future taxable profits based on past performance and a reasonable growth rate. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/aax-reports-329-deviation-between-fy19-audited-and-unaudited-net-loss
  23. AAX says it won’t be classified as PN17 despite triggering criteria https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/aax-says-it-wont-be-classified-pn17-despite-triggering-criteria
  24. AirAsia X posts record quarterly loss of RM549m, auditors doubt it can continue as going concern KUALA LUMPUR (July 30): Foreign exchange losses and wrong hedges against higher crude oil prices have pulled AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) into a massive net loss of RM549.7 million for its first quarter ended March 31, 2020 (1QFY20) — the long-haul low-cost carrier’s biggest ever quarterly loss. AAX’s auditor Ernst & Young (E&Y) raised a red flag on its financials. The auditor announced to the stock exchange that there may be “significant doubt” over the carrier’s ability to continue as a going concern in respect to its financial position. Furthermore, the low-cost carrier has been categorised as a Practice Note 17-status company by Bursa Malaysia given that its current liabilities exceeded current assets as at March 31. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/airasia-x-posts-record-quarterly-loss-rm549m-auditors-doubt-it-can-continue-going-concern
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