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MAB to Lease 6 Ex-Air Berlin Airbus A330-200 Aircraft from February 2018


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#361 KK Lee

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 01:13 PM

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.

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 :(

Edited by KK Lee, 19 August 2018 - 01:14 PM.


#362 jahur

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

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 :(

Elsewhere FSC carriers receive adequate funding for product renewal but they don't bleed a lot compared to low yielding MH but they have also receive criticism by average people.

 

Vietnam Airlines have received criticism from their own citizens on the purchase of the B787-9 and their own pilots are leaving for vietjet while thai people have always believed the Thai Airways A380 flights were subsidised with taxpayers money as majority of the flights barely broke even their pilots are leaving as well. Garuda has gone still now as all next gen widebody such as the b787 and a350 mou got cancelled by Jokowi while their prestige b77w are flying empty to europe. The FSC market has become very volatile now if gov's around dont do anything they'll fade away very soon or will continue cost cutting to the point they'll be no different to the LCC type airline in product offering.


Edited by jahur, 19 August 2018 - 02:37 PM.


#363 KK Lee

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:00 AM

Elsewhere FSC carriers receive adequate funding for product renewal but they don't bleed a lot compared to low yielding MH but they have also receive criticism by average people.
 
Vietnam Airlines have received criticism from their own citizens on the purchase of the B787-9 and their own pilots are leaving for vietjet while thai people have always believed the Thai Airways A380 flights were subsidised with taxpayers money as majority of the flights barely broke even their pilots are leaving as well. Garuda has gone still now as all next gen widebody such as the b787 and a350 mou got cancelled by Jokowi while their prestige b77w are flying empty to europe. The FSC market has become very volatile now if gov's around dont do anything they'll fade away very soon or will continue cost cutting to the point they'll be no different to the LCC type airline in product offering.

Ideally, airline should commence new route with smaller aircraft e.g 240 seaters on long haul and grow with demand rather than start with oversized 77w or A359. It will takes ga few years to fill it's 77w to Europe.

Vn allocate it's 787 and 350 according to routes demand.

Tg has similar illness as mh, have too many undue political influence. One can observe many aircrafts idling at bkk and dmk.

Edited by KK Lee, 20 August 2018 - 11:00 AM.


#364 alberttky

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 06:28 PM

Vietnam Airlines' pilots are leaving because Vietjet pays way better.  But the aircraft choice is correct.

Elsewhere FSC carriers receive adequate funding for product renewal but they don't bleed a lot compared to low yielding MH but they have also receive criticism by average people.

 

Vietnam Airlines have received criticism from their own citizens on the purchase of the B787-9 and their own pilots are leaving for vietjet while thai people have always believed the Thai Airways A380 flights were subsidised with taxpayers money as majority of the flights barely broke even their pilots are leaving as well. Garuda has gone still now as all next gen widebody such as the b787 and a350 mou got cancelled by Jokowi while their prestige b77w are flying empty to europe. The FSC market has become very volatile now if gov's around dont do anything they'll fade away very soon or will continue cost cutting to the point they'll be no different to the LCC type airline in product offering.






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