Tag: Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 Bursts Both Left Main Tyres

Reading Time: 1 minute A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Shanghai Pudong (China) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), rejected takeoff due to burst tyres. Aircraft was accelerating for takeoff from Pudong’s runway 35R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed due to both left main tyres bursting with pieces of the tyres penetrating the fuselage. The aircraft slowed […]

Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A350 XWB

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), becoming the 17th airline to operate the world’s newest, most modern and efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The delivery was celebrated upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ALC receives its first A350-900 out of an order for […]

Malaysia Airlines to End Airbus A380 Flights in March 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines is set to end all scheduled Airbus A380 services in early 2018 less than six years after taking delivery of these aircraft. The carrier’s sole remaining scheduled A380 service is between Kuala Lumpur Sepang and London Heathrow, where it presently operates twice daily non-stop flights. Effective 15 January 2018, A380 service will reduce […]

Malaysia Airlines A380 Drops Nose Wheel After Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 performing flight from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur landed on and slowed. While vacating the runway the left nose wheel could not be seen on the nose gear, the aircraft’s nose was supported by the right hand nose wheel only. The aircraft stopped clear of the runway and was towed […]

Malaysia Airlines Sees Steady Progress In Q2 2017

Reading Time: 8 minutes Malaysia Airlines experienced a tough second quarter with heightened competition and adverse forex movement. Load factors continued to be strong and passenger revenue saw positive year on year (YoY) growth amidst the tough operating environment. Group CEO Peter Bellew said, “The second quarter passenger revenue saw an increase of 8%, on the back of 1.8% […]

Air Zimbabwe Cuts Half Its Workforce

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Zimbabwe, the national carrier of the southern African nation, has reportedly made almost half of its 400-plus staff redundant as it battles chronic financial problems. The Zimbabwe flag carrier has been in a perilous position for years, with debts estimated at $330 million. Its fleet has shrunk to just a few aircraft. The Harare-headquartered […]

Malaysia Airlines to Adopt Joint Solution for Real-Time Flight Tracking

Reading Time: 1 minute Malaysia Airlines will be the first SITAONAIR airline customer to benefit from a revolutionary flight tracking partnership. Under the agreement, all Malaysia Airlines aircraft will have access to minute-by-minute, 100% global, flight tracking data, delivered by SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM FlightTracker. This solution will enhance the existing SITAONAIR AIRCOM FlightTracker by adding Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast […]

Malaysia Airlines Signs with Airbus for A350 XWB Flight Training

Reading Time: 1 minute Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has signed an agreement with the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC) in Singapore to provide A350 XWB training to the carrier’s flight crew. The contract will cover complete courses for flight crew transition to the new A350 XWB, as well as regular recurrent training services. The agreement was signed at the […]

Malaysia Airlines Finalizes US$630m CFM LEAP-1B Engine Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) finalized its order with CFM International for LEAP-1B engines to power 25 firm Boeing 737 MAX aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in 2019. The order is valued at more than US$630m at list price. The airplane order was announced in late July. Malaysia Airlines also has purchase rights for 25 additional […]

Malaysia Airlines Announce Order For Up To 50 Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 1 minute Malaysia Airlines has announced an order for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The deal is valued at $2.75 billion dollars at current list prices. The order also includes purchase rights for additional 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 airplanes. “This deal is a game-changer for Malaysia Airlines with much lower costs and greater […]