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Sepang Aircraft Engineering opens second hangar

Airbus maintenance facility in Malaysia also celebrates 10th anniversary  Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) officially opened its second hangar today with a ceremony attended by Dato‘ Sri Ong Ka Chuan, Minister of International Trade and Industry II, Malaysia. The event also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre.  The...

Sikorsky celebrates 50 years of service by the Nuri S-61 with the Royal Malaysian Air Force

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, together with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) celebrated 50 years of continuous service of the S-61 helicopter in Malaysia. The milestone was celebrated Sept. 17 with a commemorative dinner attended by Malaysian Chief of Air Force, General Tan Sri Dato Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang and scores of RMAF helicopter crew members.  The first of an initial ord...

HM Aerospace renews its confidence in Alsim and aquires another AL42 flight simulator

Alsim is very happy to announce the sale of an AL42 flight simulator, an exact copy of the Diamond DA42, to HM Aerospace flight training school, based in Langkawi, Malaysia. The school already owns two Alsim AL42 simulators. This AL42 simulator will provide the latest technological advances, such as PBN (Performance-based Navigation) and HDVS (High Definition Visual System), developed by Alsim....

Customers engage Erickson for estimated $18 million two-year contract in Malaysia

Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected to provide timber harvesting aerial services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia, beginning September 2016 for an annual $9 million a year total combined contract value. Asiatic Heli-Logging is a previous customer and the minimum two year contract, with a five-year ren...

AsBAA announces new addition to leadership team in Malaysia, expanding footprint in southeast Asia

AsBAA, the Asian region’s non-for-profit representative body for business aviation today announced that Tan Sri Ravindran Menon, Founder and Executive Director of the Skypark Group, Malayisa has joined the AsBAA Board of Governors as lead of the Malaysia chapter. The addition of Tan Sri to the AsBAA Board of Governors will seek to expand AsBAA’s activities and influence in the Sou...

Rayani Air boss hits at 'childish' takeover plans

PETALING JAYA: Rayani Air employees who announced plans to take over the airline have been described as “acting like children”, with the troubled airline’s chief executive suggesting that they “start their own airline if they are so smart”, according to Star Online. Rayani chief executive Ravi Alagendrran also dismissed a threat action by airline staff to recover u...

This Can't Be Good: Malaysia Airlines' CEO Resigns

While there are plenty of struggling airlines, the one I probably feel worst for is Malaysia Airlines. The airline had already been losing money for years, and then they lost two Boeing 777 aircraft just months apart, which is just about an unprecedented tragedy. Probably the smartest thing the airline did in a while is hire Christoph Mueller as their CEO, who is known as one of the industry&rs...

Rayani Air halts operations after pilot strike

Rayani Air has suspended operations since yesterday after the country’s first Shariah compliant airline was launched just about three months ago last December. Rayani Air founder Ravi Alagendrran said the decision was made following a strike by the airline's pilots yesterday and “technical” issues, which he did not elaborate on. “We apologise to all our passengers...

Shariah airline under fire for issuing handwritten boarding passes

Rayani Air, Malaysia’s first Shariah-compliant airline, is being investigated over security concerns after handwritten boarding passes were issued on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching. Describing the makeshift travel document as “unbelievable”, Malaysian MP Lau Weng San shared a Facebook photo of his boarding pass showing his name, seat number as well as the departure and...

Families of Missing MH370 Passengers Are Suing the Airline

The families of 12 passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 filed suits against the airline on Friday before a two-year deadline for legal action expires. MH370 disappeared en route to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Multiple suits have been filed in the United States, Australian, Chinese and Malaysian courts in the past few weeks and more are...

Emergency alert on Malaysia Airlines flight to London after 'engine trouble' mid-air

The MH2 flight bound for London Heathrow had been in the air for an hour and a half before it ran into trouble. A Malaysia Airlines flight to London has turned back to Kuala Lumpur after reports of 'engine trouble' mid-flight. The A380 flight bound for London Heathrow had been in the air for an hour and a half before it ran into trouble. It was flying at approximately 21,000 ft wh...

Malaysia picks AW189 for disaster-relief role

Malaysia's fire and rescue department is to operate a pair of AgustaWestland AW189 super-medium helicopters for use in disaster relief operations. Due for delivery in 2017, the 8.3t rotorcraft were ordered by Malysian company TPG Aeronautik at the Singapore air show today. They will be used for fire fighting, disaster relief and search and rescue missions. However, unlike pure SAR-roled...