Engine Problems of AirAsia’s Flight QZ 7633 Were “Downplayed”

The engine failure that was downplayed.
The engine failure that was downplayed.

 

Whilst the SAR operations for the passengers and crew of QZ8501 are going on, on 4-1-2015 AirAsia flight QZ7633 from Bandung to Surabaya had engine problems.

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Day 2 of the missing MAS MH 370

En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, the Group CEO of MAS, took 10 hours to have his first press conference yesterday.
En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, the Group CEO of MAS.

On 9-3-2014 at 9 am there was a press conference by the Minister of Transport, YB Datuk Hishamudin Hussein and En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (AJ) Group CEO of MAS spoke about “air turn back”, “CCTV footage of the two person used Austrian and Italian stolen passports” and “assets used for the search and rescue exercise”, HERE. Continue reading “Day 2 of the missing MAS MH 370”

DCA failed to withdraw the AOC of FAX / AirAsia X in 2007 (Part 1)

FAX also known as Fly Asian Express in 2006 to September 2007
FAX also known as Fly Asian Express Sdn Bhd in 2006 to September 2007 during its RAS days
AirAsia X Sdn Bhd, formerly known as FAX/Fly Asian Express Sdn Bhd during the Rural Air Services days in 2006 to August 2007
AirAsia X Sdn Bhd, formerly known as FAX/Fly Asian Express Sdn Bhd

The Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of AirAsia X Sdn Bhd (AAX), formerly known as Fly Asian Express Sdn Bhd (FAX), should have been withdrawn by DCA in year 2007 when it gave up the Rural Air Services (RAS) in Sabah and Sarawak. Continue reading “DCA failed to withdraw the AOC of FAX / AirAsia X in 2007 (Part 1)”

AirAsia’s X’mas Big Sale!

AirAsia's advertisement for tickets sale well after 31 March 2013 (see parts marked with arrow)
AirAsia’s ads for tickets sale well after 31 March 2013 (see parts marked with arrow). This advertisement appeared in the Star on 28-11-2012. Is this advertisement misleading?

17-12-2012 @6:30 pm: Yours truly has been informed by YB Datuk Ismail Sabri, Minister of Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism, that his Ministry has taken the necessary actions to stop AirAsia  from selling of tickets beyond 31 March 2013 as AirAsia’s AOC is only valid until 31 March 2013.

It has been widely reported in the newspapers recently that the Air Operation Certificate (AOC) of AirAsia has been granted by Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) for a six month period until March 31, 2013 due to failure to meet the regulatory requirement as reported in HERE. Normally, OAC is granted to an airline for a two years period. Up to this date, the said press report by the Sun Daily and New Strait Times have not been refuted by the management of AirAsia or denied by Minister of Transport or DCA. Continue reading “AirAsia’s X’mas Big Sale!”