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Malaysia Airlines to Trim Pilots by Seconding Them to Other Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is gearing up to trim its number of pilots by embarking on a secondment exercise. Aviation International News (AIN) Online, an aviation industry news portal, reported that the airline was planning to offer 100 to 200 Boeing 737-800 pilots from its narrow-body fleet for secondment next year to interested airlines. If that plan fails to materialise, the...

Malaysia Airlines 737 Pilots Brace for Latest Shakeup

As a result of its latest moves to shed excess capacity, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has hatched plans to offer 100 to 120 Boeing 737-800 pilots for secondment next year to interested airlines. If the plan does not materialize, the company would offer pilots either a two-year leave without pay or a 15-day work month at half salary. According to an official at the carrier's flight op...

Five-Nation Treaty for Tribunal over Downed Flight MH17 Underway

Malaysia may sign a treaty with four other nations to set up an independent tribunal to try people responsible for last year's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said a meeting was held among leaders of the five nations on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly here to pursue the matter after R...

Malindo Air to lease six 737-800 aircraft from GECAS

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Malindo Airways for six new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Four of the aircraft have delivered to Malindo Air. The remaining two are scheduled for delivery in October. Malindo Air, headquartered in Malaysia, currently operates a fleet of 24...

Kuching Airport Cancels, Diverts Flights As Air Index Worsens

All flights involving the Kuching-Pontianak and Pontianak-Kuching sector have been cancelled until further notice, said Kuching International Airport (KIA) general manager Mohd Nadzim Hashim. "All flights to and from Pontianak has been cancelled until further notice. There are no passengers stranded from the sector here since early notice was given," he said. He said four...