Yours truly has been informed that on 2-9-2012 there was a twelve hours delay and that MAS had to provide hotel accommodation for its passengers. It must have cost MAS quite a big sum of money to provide hotel accommodation. Such cost could have been avoided had the Ground Operation gave advance notice to its passengers. This is a form of leakages that MAS needs to plug if it is serious in its plan to turn around.
More importantly, there are several pertinent questions had to be asked because the A380 is a brand new aircraft of 2 months old and the A330 (Registration No: 9M-MTF) also a few months old.
Were the said delays caused by incompetency of the Engineering Department headed by En Azhari Dahlan, formerly from AirAsia, who was appointed after the MAS-AirAsia share swap?
Since En Azhari is the head of the said department, he should explain whether the allegations/comments below by GE Man were true as far as the A330 is concerned .
Silence is not an option especially when the SAFETY of the pilots, crews and passengers is at stake. It is hoped that the former AirAsia’s Azhari Dahlan will have the courage to respond to the e-mail below which was sent to yours truly by GE Man. The DCA should also investigate into the allegations/comments.
Airbus Industries, the aircraft manufacturer, had told MAS engineering that the landing gear must be replaced at or before 30 days from date of incident ( e mail trail from Airbus Industries as attached.) as it is considered un-serviceable.
MAS can still fly the aircraft within 30 days if MAS Engineering give dispensation by carrying out the special inspection as per Airbus Industries instruction every 5 positioning flight.
Some how, as the CEO of MAS Engineering, Azhari had allowed the aircraft flying EVEN after 30 days which is illegal and had put the aircraft, crew and passenger under extreme danger, as the gear may collapse or fail at any time.
DCA should investigate this as Azhari who’s qualification is questionable as an accountable person had allowed this to happen.
With god grace, fortunately nothing happen.
Under what authority did he allowed the aircraft to fly since Airbus Industries had clearly said RHS Gear component is considered un-serviceable and must be replaced.
Azhari should be sacked for this !!
Please refer the web for flight conducted by MAS A330 9MMTF from 25 Aug 2012 to 30 Aug 2012. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mtf