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A cursory glance at Asia’s presence at Farnborough this year

With just over 12 hours before the Farnborough air showkicks off in earnest – the Flightglobal team has already been working hard toproduce tomorrow’s show daily – I thought it would be good to outline the Asianpresence at the show this year. The most visible Asian presence is the Malaysia AirlinesA380, which dominates the static […]

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PICTURES: Thai air force museum, home of some seriously exotic aircraft

Bangkok: city of great food, smiling people, awesome massages, and much more. During a recent weekend there my friend suggested we take his five year old son to the Royal Thai Air Force museum out near Don Muang airport. “My son especially likes this big transport plane with a ramp at the back,” said he. […]

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Malaysia Airlines A380 takes off for its maiden flight

Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) first Airbus A380 took off for its maiden flight on 20 October after completing final assembly and system tests in Tolouse, France. © Airbus Malaysia Airlines has six A380s on order, with initial deliveries planned to begin in the second quarter of 2012. It will be the eighth carrier to operate the […]

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PICTURES: ATR delivers 72-500 VIP for Thai elite

Want to know how Thailand’s elite travel? Here are pictures of the first of four ATR 72-500s in VIP configuration ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force. This remaining three will be delivered by end-2009, says ATR.“This first ATR features a state-of-the-art VIP cabin interior and will be dedicated to the transport of the Thai […]

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New Malaysia Airlines CEO faces numerous challenges

It will be an interesting ride over the next few months for Azmil Zahruddin (above), who has been named as Malaysia Airlines’ new CEO after Idris Jala left to join the Malaysian government.Idris came on board in 2005 and has brought the airline on an even keel after years of losses. The Malaysian government did […]

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Badawi appointed MAS advisor

Malaysia Airlines has appointed former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi (above) as an advisor, giving him a non-executive position on the carrier’s board.It remains to be seen what kind of “contacts and experience” he will bring to the carrier, as MAS has said, and if he would help the airline to make the changes that […]

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MAS’ two brand strategy

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) next month is withdrawing from the Penang-Medan and the Kuala Lumpur-Macau routes. These are two routes where it faces stiff competition from low-cost carriers and once again highlights how MAS’ brief attempt last year to mimic low-cost carriers was always doomed to fail. There is no way MAS can compete if it tries to […]

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