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  1. Enjoy hassle-free business travel to Kuala Lumpur with Firefly PUBLISHED JUN 10, 2019, 4:00 AM SGT https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/travel/enjoy-hassle-free-business-travel-to-kuala-lumpur-with-firefly?utm_source=st&utm_medium=dc-native-contentrec&utm_campaign=apx1097
  2. 'I’ve become very isolated': the aftermath of near-doomed QF72 A Qantas captain’s near-death experience on the flight deck of an Airbus A330 left psychological scars and deep concern about the role of automation at 37,000 feet. By Kevin Sullivan May 17, 2019 — 9.36am https://www.smh.com.au/national/i-ve-become-very-isolated-the-aftermath-of-near-doomed-qf72-20190514-p51n7q.html
  3. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1128776152213053440?s=19
  4. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, 5 Years Later: The Crucial Clue the Investigators Missed Figuring out what happened at 6:25 pm GMT, on March 8, 2014, could solve the biggest mystery of modern civilization. BY JEFF WISE MARCH 8, 2019 Skepticism about the integrity of the Inmarsat data has been spreading. In 2018, David Gallo, the Woods Hole oceanographer who led the effort that found Air France Flight 447 deep in the Atlantic, wrote on Twitter: “I never thought I’d say this….I think there is a good chance that MH370 never came south at all. Let’s put it this way, I don’t accept the evidence that the plane came south.” https://www.thedrive.com/news/26785/malaysia-airlines-flight-370-5-years-later-the-crucial-clue-all-the-mh370-investigators-overlooked?xid=twittershare
  5. Rogue Boeing 737 Max planes ‘with minds of their own’ | 60 Minutes Australia https://youtu.be/QytfYyHmxtc
  6. The worst part is that not seeing any ARFF going to the scene to quickly extinguish the flame.
  7. BREAKING: Aeroflot #SU1492 Moscow Sheremetyevo to Murmansk (Sukhoi SuperJet SSJ100 RA-89098) declared an emergency & returned to SVO on fire at 1530UTC. Passengers seen evacuating. Extent of casualties not yet known. More soon... Video credit & more videos: @dimsmirnov175 https://t.co/HUPHJl9aIb
  8. MH370: NEW STUDY SUGGESTS PLANE COULD BE FURTHER NORTH By Steve Creedy May 01, 2019 https://www.airlineratings.com/news/mh370-new-study-suggests-plane-north/
  9. Some photos of the Jewel Changi Airport on my blog. https://xtemujin.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/2019-apr-preview-of-jewel-changi-airport-singapore/
  10. Two air traffic controllers suspended as probe into aircraft accident continues https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/480955/two-air-traffic-controllers-suspended-probe-aircraft-accident-continues
  11. Firefly to resume flights to Singapore from April 21 Monday, 8 Apr 2019 7:08 PM MYT https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/08/firefly-to-resume-flights-to-singapore-from-april-21/#2uGXSDt8BOEwAjju.99
  12. Life-extension programme for RMAF's Sukhois By Adrian David - March 25, 2019 @ 3:22pm ANGKAWI: The first of the Royal Malaysian Air Force's (RMAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKM has undergone a refurbishment programme. Aerospace Technology Systems Corp (ATSC), the Russian manufacturer's local partner, undertook a ‘Preventive and Restoration Work’ after the fighter jet reached 10 years of active service. ATSC's corporate and contract administration senior manager Mazliza Mohd Noor said the particular aircraft, with military registration number M52-11, would be officially handed over to the RMAF tomorrow. She said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was expected to hand over the aircraft to RMAF chief General Tan Sri Affendi Buang at a simple ceremony. The event, to be witnessed by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, is scheduled to be held just after Dr Mahathir opens the 15th edition of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) 2019 exhibition at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre at Padang Matsirat. "The preventive and restoration work was done at a much lower cost domestically, rather than send the aircraft to Russia to have the job done. "We are planning to undertake life-extension work for the remaining of the RMAF's fleet in stages," she said. The New Straits Times has learnt that the preventive and restoration work was done to the tune of tens of millions of ringgit, but accounted for huge savings for the government by extending the aircraft's service life. Affendi had recently voiced his concern that 40 per cent of the RMAF's assets required immediate upgrading. These include the BAE Systems Hawk 100/200 fighter jets, Boeing F/A-18D Hornets and a fleet of 14 Lockheed C-130 Hercules, in service for over 20 years. The Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri helicopters have also served the RMAF for over 40 years. The Su-30MKM is the country's leading multi-role combat aircraft based at the Gong Kedak air base in Terengganu. Masliza said ATSC focused on three primary core businesses - the RMAF's Sukhoi Su-30MKM and MiG-29N Fulcrum air superiority fighter. At Lima 2019, ATSC will be presented with the 'Authorised Engineering Organisations and Approved Maintenance Organisation' (AMO) certificates by the RMAF's technical airworthiness department (DGTA). "These awards are granted in conjunction with ATSC's 10 years of servicing and design, development, review and approval of ground support equipment and AMO for the Su-30MKM's intermediate level maintenance and depot level maintenance. "The maintenance concerns the aircraft's weapon systems, service life extension and preventive restoration works, repair and overhaul after the successful compliance audits by the Aircraft and Aeronautical Maintenance Regulation and Team and Aircraft Aeronautical Engineering Regulation," she said. On June 25, 1994, ATSC was formed in accordance with a deal between the government and Russian State Corporation named Rosvoorouzhenie, now known as Rosoboronexport, and Moscow Aircraft Production Organisation (MAPO), presently known as JSC RAC MiG. ATSC is a subsidiary of National Aerospace and Defence Industry Sdn Bhd (NADI) which holds 70 per cent of the shares while its Russian partners, RAC MiG and Rosoboronexport each hold 25 per cent and five per cent, respectively. The Ministry of Finance Incorporated holds the golden share of one per cent. https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/472758/life-extension-programme-rmafs-sukhois
  13. Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad threatens to boycott EU fighter jets over palm oil Published: 6:38pm, 24 Mar, 2019 In the sharpest response yet on EU plans to curb palm oil use, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the nation may consider buying new jets from China instead of European arms companies But the premier said he was not “declaring war” on the EU as his country needed goods from the bloc https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3003055/malaysian-leader-mahathir-mohamad-threatens-boycott-eu
  14. Pilot: I was not told about vehicle on runway NATION Friday, 22 Mar 2019 Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/22/pilot-i-was-cleared-to-land-but-not-told-about-vehicle-on-runway/#vr9RdxlGFTRkL63x.99
  15. Mohd Ruzaimi meninggal dunia pada pukul 6.45 petang semalam selepas menjalani rawatan di sebuah hospital di Petaling Jaya kerana terlibat dengan kemalangan apabila kenderaan Unit Kejuruteraan Malaysia Airports yang dipandunya dilaporkan dirempuh sebuah pesawat swasta pada awal pagi Isnin (18 Mac). http://www.bernama.com/bm/am/news.php?id=1707479#.XJJihPNDz1E.twitter
  16. Pilot Who Hitched a Ride Saved Lion Air 737 Day Before Deadly Crash By Alan Levin and Harry Suhartono March 20, 2019, 7:33 AM GMT+8 Updated on March 20, 2019, 1:48 PM GMT+8 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-19/how-an-extra-man-in-cockpit-saved-a-737-max-that-later-crashed?srnd=premium-asia
  17. The news reports were very vague about what actually happened.
  18. Capt. Sullenberger on the FAA and Boeing: ‘Our credibility as leaders in aviation is being damaged’ By Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger Published: Mar 19, 2019 3:29 p.m. ET https://www.marketwatch.com/story/capt-sully-sullenberger-where-boeing-and-the-faa-went-wrong-in-this-ugly-saga-2019-03-19
  19. Putrajaya announces RM1.6b for Kulim airport as part of 11MP review Published 4 hours ago on 19 March 2019 BY KENNETH TEE KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — The federal government has approved RM1.6 billion to build the Kulim International Airport in Kedah, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. He said it was one of five high-impact projects aimed at bridging the development gap between regions as provided in the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan. “To face present economic challenges, the government has drafted a new economic policy based on growth, ensuring fairness and the sharing of prosperity which demonstrates the spirit of inclusivity that will contribute to the sharing of wealth between Malaysians. “A regional development agenda is one of the Pakatan Harapan government’s key promises which will be realised through strategic cooperation of many parties including state governments,” he said in a statement today. Besides Kedah, other states identified included Sarawak, Sabah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Perlis. The other projects announced were the development of a logistics and manufacturing hub in Sidam worth RM300 million, the implementation of an impact study for the construction of a petrochemical industrial park in Gurun (RM2 million) and the construction of a digital library in Alor Setar (RM15 million). Also included were the construction of Phase 1A (Bandar Baharu to Sungai Petani) and Phase 1B (Bandar Baharu to Penang Second Bridge) of the Northern Corridor Expressway worth RM1.7 billion. According to Mohamed Azmin, his ministry has approved RM1.132 billion in development expenditure for Kedah in 2019, comprising 201 ongoing projects (RM1.049 billion) and 51 new projects (RM82.5 million). He added Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had chaired the 20th Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) meeting for the Northern Corridor Economic Region on March 18. “At the request of the Kedah mentri besar, the NCIA has also approved the Kasih Ibu Darul Aman programme with an annual allocation of RM30million aimed at preparing basic needs for 5,482 poor families. “The federal and state governments share the same vision, that is to provide a service to the people and execute the shared prosperity agenda for the sake of development,” he said. https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/03/19/putrajaya-announces-rm1.6b-for-kulim-airport-as-part-of-11mp-review/1734200
  20. MAHB worker critically injured in accident at Subang airport runway Monday, 18 Mar 2019 4:44 PM MYT PETALING JAYA: An accident involving an airport engineering vehicle and a private aircraft occurred at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport runway in Subang early Monday. A Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) said the driver of the vehicle was critically injured in the 3.20am incident, with the Airport Fire and Rescue Service team arriving at the scene one minute later. “We are saddened that our employee, who was the driver of the vehicle, was critically injured. He is currently undergoing surgery and we are ensuring that he receives the best medical care, as we pray for his recovery,” MAHB said in a statement. It added that the passengers and cabin crew of the aircraft were unharmed during the incident. MAHB said some arriving flights were affected as they were held back at the airport of origin during the process of clearing the debris on the runway, with flight operations resuming at 9am. “In the meantime, Malaysia Airports has formed an investigation team and is working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to investigate the root cause of the accident. “The Transport Ministry has also activated its Air Accident Investigation division to carry out a thorough investigation of the incident,” it said. Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/03/18/mahb-worker-injured-in-accident-at-subang-airport-runway/#C3CYgH4TzS7xsRTu.99
  21. Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system Originally published March 17, 2019 at 6:00 am https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/
  22. I'm not too sure how long the journey from Avalon Airport to the Southern Cross station by Skybus. During the biannual Australian International Airshow from the Avalon Airport to the nearest train station, Lara station, the connecting bus ride is about 15 minutes. From Lara station to the Southern Cross station is about 45 minutes.
  23. Investigators of Ethiopian crash found piece of stabilizer with trim in unusual position similar to doomed Lion Air jet. https://www.airlive.net/breaking-black-boxes-of-crashed-ethiopian-boeing-737max-to-be-sent-to-paris-for-analysis/
  24. Japan Airlines was destined to collapse thanks to global disasters, the rising cost of flying and an over-indulgent leadership. Then enter a Buddhist monk - turned CEO whose modest management style achieved sky-high profits.
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