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11 hours ago, JuliusWong said:

D-check and repainting to "Negaraku" livery!  https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/11332920

9M-MTF - Airbus A330-323 - Malaysia Airlines

Actually it’s C check, to specific 8C check package. This package will gradually implementing gradually until -MTO, currently with -MTG. Airline usually return aircraft to lessor before reaching D check as it’s highly cost unless the aircraft is company owned.

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18 minutes ago, Mr.Bandit said:

Actually it’s C check, to specific 8C check package. This package will gradually implementing gradually until -MTO, currently with -MTG. Airline usually return aircraft to lessor before reaching D check as it’s highly cost unless the aircraft is company owned.

Thank you for the correction. With the package implementation, does it mean MH will have a A330-330 down at any single time until the implementation is completed? 9M-MTF looks so spanking new with her new colour. Well done!

Noted, ya, usually an airline will retire leased airframe prior to D-check which is very expensive. I believe MH's A330-300 fleet is half lease, and half owned. I maybe wrong.

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MTF doesnt seem fitted with wifi. Signs one of the first batch to be returned to lessors years after? or vendor unable to supply.

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I think the NegaraKu livery is now the definitive livery as every new aircraft or repainted aircraft now carries it. MAG could opt to buy end of lease aircraft if it needs a D-check. It can then do a P2F later if it is no longer needed for pax service.

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1 hour ago, jahur said:

MTF doesnt seem fitted with wifi. Signs one of the first batch to be returned to lessors years after? or vendor unable to supply.

Could well possibly be. 9M-MTF is leased from Novus Aviation Capital. Assuming it is six years lease each time and her age is 12 years old, she should be on her third lease cycle soon, if not already started.

A330-200:

  • Only 9M-MTX is not equipped with WIFI
  • 9M-MTU, 9M-MTV, 9M-MTW, 9M-MTH, 9M-MTZ equipped with WIFI

A330-300:

  • 9M-MTA, 9M-MTB, 9M-MTC, 9M-MTD, 9M-MTF, 9M-MTN are not equipped with WIFI
  • 9M-MTE, 9M-MTG, 9M-MTH, 9M-MTI, 9M-MTJ,  9M-MTK, 9M-MTL 9M-MTM, 9M-MTO equipped with WIFI

A350-900:

  • All equipped with WIFI

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Seems like 19th May MH318 to PKX returned to base close to Hanoi. Flight path showed that they circle Hanoi just before the Chinese border and the head out to South China Sea trying to go around Hainan Island before returning back to KUL. 
 

Was there a problem with CN airspace or did the aircraft had a problem (seems a bit unlikely given the path but I am not sure). 

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13 hours ago, Craig said:

Seems like 19th May MH318 to PKX returned to base close to Hanoi. Flight path showed that they circle Hanoi just before the Chinese border and the head out to South China Sea trying to go around Hainan Island before returning back to KUL. 
 

Was there a problem with CN airspace or did the aircraft had a problem (seems a bit unlikely given the path but I am not sure). 

Flight plan was filed wrongly by flight dispatcher. They were scrambling to resolve the issue as the flight circled around Hanoi. Issue was not resolved after second submission, flight returned to KUL. A long day for flight operation and ground crew........

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14 minutes ago, JuliusWong said:

Flight plan was filed wrongly by flight dispatcher. They were scrambling to resolve the issue as the flight circled around Hanoi. Issue was not resolved after second submission, flight returned to KUL. A long day for flight operation and ground crew........

Good luck to the dispatcher, heard MH lately started punitive culture.

Company cracking on staff that is involved in non-compliances and also those who receive reports from superiors/peer. This have somewhat been a push factor also as company is getting strict while staff is overworked and underpaid. 

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So many pax are inconvenienced and the financial losses are going to be significant!

This dispatcher needs to take the consequences of his/her mistake. 

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22 minutes ago, flee said:

So many pax are inconvenienced and the financial losses are going to be significant!

This dispatcher needs to take the consequences of his/her mistake. 

In my industry (Banking/Finance Tech) if you screw up badly and cost the firm money then you are 99% sure to be fired or a best managed out over a few months. 
 

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35 minutes ago, flee said:

So many pax are inconvenienced and the financial losses are going to be significant!

This dispatcher needs to take the consequences of his/her mistake. 

Likely already happening. But take note HR's been squeezing them to do multiple workload with the shittiest shift there is and still underpays them. Then keeps boasting they can leave if they want to and finance yapping about saying they rather hire some fresh grad with so much more lower pay because market forces apparently.

This is a Malaysia dilemma where experienced players are gradually leaving the country while HR's loving to fillup every position with inexperienced(yet offer no training or technical support) and underpaying as much as possible and then complaining worker productivity sucks compared to germany. Except abroad if you come out without any skill sets there's alot reskilling and training courses funded by the Gov FOC for you to undertake. Over here its self grinding and dog eats dog where there are still civil engineers still being paid 1.8k and pilots, doctors only getting rm4k starting. Its no wonder people are turning towards influencer culture.

You cannot fillup your entire workforce with almost 70% of it being fresh folks especially in banking, defense, technical, ICT, Aviation and even corporate. It would never work long term.

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50 minutes ago, jahur said:

Likely already happening. But take note HR's been squeezing them to do multiple workload with the shittiest shift there is and still underpays them. Then keeps boasting they can leave if they want to and finance yapping about saying they rather hire some fresh grad with so much more lower pay because market forces apparently.

This is a Malaysia dilemma where experienced players are gradually leaving the country while HR's loving to fillup every position with inexperienced(yet offer no training or technical support) and underpaying as much as possible and then complaining worker productivity sucks compared to germany. Except abroad if you come out without any skill sets there's alot reskilling and training courses funded by the Gov FOC for you to undertake. Over here its self grinding and dog eats dog where there are still civil engineers still being paid 1.8k and pilots, doctors only getting rm4k starting. Its no wonder people are turning towards influencer culture.

You cannot fillup your entire workforce with almost 70% of it being fresh folks especially in banking, defense, technical, ICT, Aviation and even corporate. It would never work long term.

100% agree with you 

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1 hour ago, jahur said:

Likely already happening. But take note HR's been squeezing them to do multiple workload with the shittiest shift there is and still underpays them. Then keeps boasting they can leave if they want to and finance yapping about saying they rather hire some fresh grad with so much more lower pay because market forces apparently.

This is a Malaysia dilemma where experienced players are gradually leaving the country while HR's loving to fillup every position with inexperienced(yet offer no training or technical support) and underpaying as much as possible and then complaining worker productivity sucks compared to germany. Except abroad if you come out without any skill sets there's alot reskilling and training courses funded by the Gov FOC for you to undertake. Over here its self grinding and dog eats dog where there are still civil engineers still being paid 1.8k and pilots, doctors only getting rm4k starting. Its no wonder people are turning towards influencer culture.

You cannot fillup your entire workforce with almost 70% of it being fresh folks especially in banking, defense, technical, ICT, Aviation and even corporate. It would never work long term.

The sad reality of MH.

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38 minutes ago, Pall said:

The sad reality of MH.

The latest mind blowing change was a fresh cadet just need 500hours on B737 to be promoted to A330 right seat. God bless Malaysia Airlines. God bless all souls.

MH is one of the most stupidest bodoh sombong HR ever among all the employers out there. 

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3 hours ago, jahur said:

Likely already happening. But take note HR's been squeezing them to do multiple workload with the shittiest shift there is and still underpays them. Then keeps boasting they can leave if they want to and finance yapping about saying they rather hire some fresh grad with so much more lower pay because market forces apparently.

This is a Malaysia dilemma where experienced players are gradually leaving the country while HR's loving to fillup every position with inexperienced(yet offer no training or technical support) and underpaying as much as possible and then complaining worker productivity sucks compared to germany. Except abroad if you come out without any skill sets there's alot reskilling and training courses funded by the Gov FOC for you to undertake. Over here its self grinding and dog eats dog where there are still civil engineers still being paid 1.8k and pilots, doctors only getting rm4k starting. Its no wonder people are turning towards influencer culture.

You cannot fillup your entire workforce with almost 70% of it being fresh folks especially in banking, defense, technical, ICT, Aviation and even corporate. It would never work long term.

Unfortunately most, if not all, GLCs suffer from this kind of civil service culture. Their feeling of entitlement is huge. This is what is hindering this nation of rich natural and human resources from leaping into the first world.

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44 minutes ago, flee said:

Unfortunately most, if not all, GLCs suffer from this kind of civil service culture. Their feeling of entitlement is huge. This is what is hindering this nation of rich natural and human resources from leaping into the first world.

Not exclusively in GLCs also. Cause i am seeing it with my own eyes in private sector its also happening even big companies. The worse being chinamen companies which are everywhere. Sometimes you have bosses delaying EPF contributions as one example.

Back to MH. HR and finance are deluded to the idea of trimming down flights to let manpower stabilize properly. The company only interest is to let revenue sell as much seats possible without ever thinking if they can actually honor the flights being on time or aircraft being actually serviceable or not. Now you have compounding issues with tech crews who are leaving cause honestly overall Malaysia's pilot and LAE industry pay(bundled with mag, airasia, batik msia) is severely below standard and we're not even talking about the overpaid gulf based crew. And the managements big brain idea is to put as many freshies onboard and to accelerate their fleet hopping ASAP. These cadets are unaware how low they're being paid now what more when they can be thrown to widebody asap but still getting 4k basic, banks looking at that DSR rate for loan are also laughing. Bet in 1 year or more gulf or well funded carriers would start hovering above these group and start poaching again with big cheques to severe their bonds and increasing the take home pay 3-4x than what Malaysia offers. Again another waste of training cycle and another waste of resources and also a waste of instructors time.

Whole mess could've prevented in the first place if employees are actually valued more and funds actually allocated for such instead of hogging it.

You also have a government whose only repeated barking is to increase the amount of frequency and seats to bring the price low. Except when you have valuable staffs leaving abroad from every operators here how are you gonna ensure that is maintained?

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2 hours ago, jahur said:

Back to MH. HR and finance are deluded to the idea of trimming down flights to let manpower stabilize properly. The company only interest is to let revenue sell as much seats possible without ever thinking if they can actually honor the flights being on time or aircraft being actually serviceable or not. Now you have compounding issues with tech crews who are leaving cause honestly overall Malaysia's pilot and LAE industry pay(bundled with mag, airasia, batik msia) is severely below standard and we're not even talking about the overpaid gulf based crew. And the managements big brain idea is to put as many freshies onboard and to accelerate their fleet hopping ASAP. These cadets are unaware how low they're being paid now what more when they can be thrown to widebody asap but still getting 4k basic, banks looking at that DSR rate for loan are also laughing. Bet in 1 year or more gulf or well funded carriers would start hovering above these group and start poaching again with big cheques to severe their bonds and increasing the take home pay 3-4x than what Malaysia offers. Again another waste of training cycle and another waste of resources and also a waste of instructors time.

Whole mess could've prevented in the first place if employees are actually valued more and funds actually allocated for such instead of hogging it.

You also have a government whose only repeated barking is to increase the amount of frequency and seats to bring the price low. Except when you have valuable staffs leaving abroad from every operators here how are you gonna ensure that is maintained?

It looks like we can look forward to another air disaster to wake up the politicians and regulatory authorities. The FAA is busy with Boeing now - so they won't have time to downgrade Malaysia to Category 2 anytime soon! MH370 happened a decade ago - so people don't remember it anymore.

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BTW, MH management and HR now must be gelabah now since one of their cabin crew passed away at Tokyo hotel, suspect it was due to fatigue. 110-125 hours per month, almost back to back and salary cut due if you report sick. No wonder, crew are leaving in droves. 

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25 minutes ago, JuliusWong said:

BTW, MH management and HR now must be gelabah now since one of their cabin crew passed away at Tokyo hotel, suspect it was due to fatigue. 110-125 hours per month, almost back to back and salary cut due if you report sick. No wonder, crew are leaving in droves. 

You don’t know the cause of death so please stop spreading unverified info. People don’t just drop dead from fatigue. It’s one thing to go on a rant about MH management (even if it’s based on emotion rather than facts), but wildly speculating on someone’s death to back up your point is just poor form. 

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8 hours ago, JuliusWong said:

The latest mind blowing change was a fresh cadet just need 500hours on B737 to be promoted to A330 right seat. God bless Malaysia Airlines. God bless all souls.

MH is one of the most stupidest bodoh sombong HR ever among all the employers out there. 

Upon checking, there is no issue with this as there are many other operators out there that put their cadets directly to widebodies out of flying schools. SQ is among one of them prior Silkair’s merger with the mainline. 
 

Nevertheless MH got so many other issues besides this.

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1 hour ago, Chris Tan said:

You don’t know the cause of death so please stop spreading unverified info. People don’t just drop dead from fatigue. It’s one thing to go on a rant about MH management (even if it’s based on emotion rather than facts), but wildly speculating on someone’s death to back up your point is just poor form. 

Please, the crew was sis-in-law of my colleague. I believe my source more than your holier-than-thou rant here. And listen to this interview with departed's sister.

 

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I am sorry, that is still speculation, no matter what the interviewee said! 
people do drop down and die - usually from arrhythmias, sudden cardiac events, aortic dissection, stroke, brain bleeds. 
 

do we know the post mortem findings? 

May she rest in peace 
 

 

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On 5/2/2024 at 12:41 AM, JuliusWong said:

Malaysia Airlines's first six A330-900neo MSNs are now assigned and all six rear fuselage sections have now arrived at TLS for assembly.

  1. MSN 2080 Malaysia AL
  2. MSN 2084 Malaysia AL
  3. MSN 2088 Malaysia AL
  4. MSN 2092 Malaysia AL
  5. MSN 2097 Malaysia AL
  6. MSN 2099 Malaysia AL

Source: https://aviation.flights/aib/aircraft-list/A330

https://www.instagram.com/p/C7icchrPBPo/?hl=en&img_index=1

The first A330neo MSN 2080 in final assembly. Note the tailfin logo no longer carries the songket.

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