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Status of 9M-NAA and M53-01


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#1 S V Choong

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 03:17 PM

Does anyone know what is happening with both 9M-NAA, A319 ACJ and M53-01, B737-7H6 BBJ?


Edited by S V Choong, 23 June 2018 - 03:18 PM.


#2 jahur

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 03:24 PM

Does anyone know what is happening with both 9M-NAA, A319 ACJ and M53-01, B737-7H6 BBJ?

The BBJ is already retired.



#3 S V Choong

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 03:37 PM

The BBJ is already retired.

How come?  It is hardly used!



#4 jahur

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 03:56 PM

How come?  It is hardly used!

Hours accumulated says otherwise. Also the cockpit equiptment is very old school pre 2001 737NG even MAB's old cockpit eyebrows 9M-FFD and 9M-FFE have more capability. The bbj can't do cpdlc plus has glitchy acars. Bassically anything touching 10years has to go unless they can upgrade the cockpit avionics at a good deal.

Rmaf is in very bad shape now as previous gov have not made any proper financial allocation for them to replace their antique equiptment. 80+% of rmaf c-130s can't enter us and eu airspace due to Ill equipped avionics and they don't even have t-cas. Mig-29s due for retirement have been deffered they're bassically flying coffins and the su-30mkm can't serve them as proper replacements. Instead we get the expensive to operate Airbus a400m at discount rate that is too big on capacity because of some bilateral trade deal when there's need to get c-130js or at least allocate budget to upgrade our old c-130s.

Edited by jahur, 23 June 2018 - 04:02 PM.


#5 S V Choong

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 04:33 PM

Hours accumulated says otherwise. Also the cockpit equiptment is very old school pre 2001 737NG even MAB's old cockpit eyebrows 9M-FFD and 9M-FFE have more capability. The bbj can't do cpdlc plus has glitchy acars. Bassically anything touching 10years has to go unless they can upgrade the cockpit avionics at a good deal.

Rmaf is in very bad shape now as previous gov have not made any proper financial allocation for them to replace their antique equiptment. 80+% of rmaf c-130s can't enter us and eu airspace due to Ill equipped avionics and they don't even have t-cas. Mig-29s due for retirement have been deffered they're bassically flying coffins and the su-30mkm can't serve them as proper replacements. Instead we get the expensive to operate Airbus a400m at discount rate that is too big on capacity because of some bilateral trade deal when there's need to get c-130js or at least allocate budget to upgrade our old c-130s.

 

What about 9M-NAA, the ACJ?  Jibby didn't use her but on leased ACJ to avoid detection right?


Hours accumulated says otherwise. Also the cockpit equiptment is very old school pre 2001 737NG even MAB's old cockpit eyebrows 9M-FFD and 9M-FFE have more capability. The bbj can't do cpdlc plus has glitchy acars. Bassically anything touching 10years has to go unless they can upgrade the cockpit avionics at a good deal.

Rmaf is in very bad shape now as previous gov have not made any proper financial allocation for them to replace their antique equiptment. 80+% of rmaf c-130s can't enter us and eu airspace due to Ill equipped avionics and they don't even have t-cas. Mig-29s due for retirement have been deffered they're bassically flying coffins and the su-30mkm can't serve them as proper replacements. Instead we get the expensive to operate Airbus a400m at discount rate that is too big on capacity because of some bilateral trade deal when there's need to get c-130js or at least allocate budget to upgrade our old c-130s.

 

Didn't realise the BBJ is so old and seems there is quite a bit of gap between comtemporary 737-NGs and 737-600/700/800 in the early days.  Last checked... the BBJ M53-01 is now in CGK with a Kuwaiti company.  Re-registered as 2-SGSG.



#6 flee

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 04:53 PM

9M-NAA is still in service - operated by Aerotech, if I am not mistaken.

 

9M-NAB has replaced M53-01.

 

My last sighting of 9M-NAA was on 14 Feb 2018:

 

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Do note that the 1Malaysia decals are no longer on the aircraft these days...



#7 David.W

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:22 PM

It now has the gov coat of arms on the door in place of that 1Malaysia logo

Tail logo was removed.

 

Tun M's first trip onboard it was when he flew to Japan


Edited by David.W, 23 June 2018 - 06:23 PM.


#8 RaymondT

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:50 PM

Recent photos of the 9M-NAA I curiously looked for reference if anyone's interested:

https://flyteam.jp/photo/2549200

https://flyteam.jp/photo/2549197

https://www.jetphoto...m/photo/8975042



#9 S V Choong

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:49 PM

Getting rid of that silly 1 Malaysia logo is symbolic to say the least - it's just like getting rid of the old incompetent and kleptocratic government - Good riddance!  :drinks:


Edited by S V Choong, 25 June 2018 - 05:50 PM.


#10 JuliusWong

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:44 PM

The B737-7H6BBJ has left the fleet for good. Flown to Shannon from Athens back on 28th Sept 2018. Gainjet Ireland is the new owner.




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