YB Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein, the Acting Minister of Transport, has directed the Police Special Branch to probe into the aborted MH192 from KLIA to Bangalore on 21-4-204 due to tyre burst during take off. He has also given MAS two days to present a preliminary report to be submitted to the cabinet for consideration, HERE.
MAS Captain Nor Adam Azmi and his co-pilot Prakash Kumar professionalism in landing MH192 safely must be commended. Of course, the crews also play a big role in the safe landing of MH 192. PM Najib was also happy with the professionalism of the crews of MH192 in HERE.
The passengers of MH 192 have applauded the professionalism of the MAS crews. This was what they have said “The passengers praised the seven crew members’ professionalism, which they said had helped them to keep calm as the aircraft aborted several emergency landing attempts, HERE.
Coming back to Tuan Azhari, your truly would like to highlight the interesting comment by GE Man in the posting “Azhari should be suspended pending investigation into MH 192 air turn back”. Tuan Azhari Dahlan, the only highly qualified engineer in Malaysia and was head hunted from AirAsia’s insignificant engineering department, to head MAS Engineering (MRO). When Tuan Azhari Dahlan was appointed CEO of MRO, he did not have the required qualification of Nominated Post Holder issued by DCA.
The Special Branch should also probe into the ways in which Tuan Azhari Dahlan was appointed during the infamous MAS-AirAsia share swap and all his decisions made in MRO after his appointment as CEO. The said decisions should include all contracts made with vendors including the change of steel brakes on the Boeing B737-800 aircraft.
Yours truly has been informed that previously the hangar floor of MRO was filled with third party jobs due to the well established high engineering standard of MRO. The third party customers of the MRO were Continental Air Line, World Air, Air France, KLM and Saudi Air to name a few.
After the infamous MAS – AirAsia share swap and the appointment of this highly qualified Tuan Azhari Dahlan the multi million Ringgit MRO hangar and its support workshop have been reduced to collecting dust.
Of course, AirAsia has started to send its aircraft to MRO for service and maintenance even though in July 2012 AirAsia has been reported to have stopped sending its aircraft to MAS/MRO for service/maintenance after the aborted MAS-AirAsia share swap, HERE.
It must be noted that before the MAS – AirAsia share swap AirAsia sent its aircraft to SIA for maintenance and it was based on market rate and cash payment. The special branch should also look into the contract between MRO and AirAsia, rate charged for all maintenance works and terms of payment.
During the short tenure of Tuan Azhari Dahlan as CEO of MRO, there were just too many “technical problems” ever experienced by MAS.
Please see below the comments from GE MAN:
My opinion is the tire burst on Boeing 737-800 flight MH192 on 21 April 2014 could have been man-made due to inadequate experience and not an accident as some would like us to believe, most likely for the following reasons:
MAS management – AJ and Bo(otak) unilaterally changed the original aircraft wheel brake specs (steel brakes) to CARBON Brakes and above that MAS got to pay an additional/extra millions of ringgit every month on flight hourly fees to the vendor.
MAS Boeing B737-800 are the only one of two in this region known to have fitted their aircraft with CARBON Brakes, no other airline in this region is known to have installed CARBON Brakes on B738.
The highly qualified CEO of MAS Engineering did the brake specification changes compromising the safety of MAS Boeing B737-800 by disregarding the damage it will have on the tires.
It is a well known fact in the aviation industry that Carbon Brakes on Boeing B737-800 generate very high heat during braking that leads to unpredictable damage to the tires.
There have been many incidents in MAS of tire damage separation and bursting after fitting the Carbon Brakes on B738 but his “selected engineering team” has always been instructed not to highlight such incidents.
Airbus A320 is fitted with Carbon Brakes at the factory as design standard and has built-in cooling fans to reduce the heat on the wheels so the tires are not damaged or bursting.
The CEO of MAS engineering decided to install Carbon Brakes WITHOUT the COOLING FAN on Boeing B738 as he must have thought that he is the most highly qualified engineer in Malaysia.
Now the highly qualified engineer was about to sacrifice 166 passengers of MH192 on 21 April 2014 for his highly qualified disregard to human safety and should undoubtedly be taken to task?
The Minister must check the authenticity of this statement as the custodian of the Malaysia aviation sector and bring to task the perpetrators without fail on this occasion as his solemn duty to all national and international travelers on MAS before it is too late.
Now Everyone Want Tuan Azhari Dahlan To Clarify Why Changed The Steel Brakes To Carbon Brakes for B737-800.