It shows, mh management scarified long term benefits for short term saving. It will take another few years for it to find a sound footing if it start to invest for the future now, also mean tax payers need to pump in a few more billions ringgit
A lot are hired it's just sim clearance is slow. Mas own a330 sim is no longer usable(even for base checks is bad) as it's based on the old mk series from the late 90s and will be sold of. The actual a330s have already undergone 2-3 revision in performance from the 1998 to 2011 and their old sim cant simulate the enhancement accurately. They have fight queue with d7 and foreign clients at Gleneagles now. Some are even brought back to 737ng to clear the severe shortage on the fleet type.
Heard one level d sim cost approx 10-20mil usd and mab has difficulty financing that amount for the 737max or even a 2nd 737ng sim. The b744, a330, b734, f-50 sims are now up for sale but no buyers due to old software and graphics.
On another note the a380 fo are doing 90-105hours a month now. Emirates and qatar a380 tech crew usually average 40-60hours and still earn 2x more than the high hours roster that mab provides. So even the a380 will have some difficulty subbing the a330s in the long run.
Edited by KK Lee, 19 August 2018 - 01:14 PM.