Topic archives: AirAsia

AirAsia gets to the starting line in quest for China low cost carrier riches

AirAsia gets to the starting line in quest for China low cost carrier riches

May 15, 2017 7

AirAsia may have reached page one of a new chapter in the Asia-Pacific low cost carrier Hunger Games

Boeing under financial and airline pressure to ‘fix’ 737 MAX family

Boeing under financial and airline pressure to ‘fix’ 737 MAX family

July 28, 2016 7

While Boeing keeps talking about a better MAX or an all new MoM jet, Airbus is keeping quiet and winning the orders for its alternatives

Tigerair takes on rest of Asia with alliance

Tigerair takes on rest of Asia with alliance

May 16, 2016 5

A long game by Singapore to engineer a low cost airline boost to its hub and tourism industry has spawned an LCC alliance that will benefit Virgin Australia's Tigerair franchise

Jetstar HK debacle underlines perils of LCC franchising in Asia

Jetstar HK debacle underlines perils of LCC franchising in Asia

June 26, 2015 21

After years of sometimes bombastic rhetoric about how Qantas would control its Jetstar franchises in Asia through what would have been puppet managements the prolonged efforts to set up a Jetstar Hong Kong operation have been rejected by its authorities.

Things look grim and brutal for ‘new’ Malaysia Airlines

Things look grim and brutal for ‘new’ Malaysia Airlines

May 27, 2015 3

Despite the disasters of MH370 and MH17 and the 537 people killed in them, Australia needs competitive non-stop flights to Malaysia for a whole range of very good reasons.

Malaysia’s airlines continue to offend their victims

Malaysia’s airlines continue to offend their victims

March 22, 2015 3

The delays on the part of Malaysia’s two major airline brands in meeting their obligations to the relatives of the dead in the MH370 and MH17 disasters and the constant evasions from AirAsia X in refunding monies owed for flights it failed to operate are continuing to damage their standing in Australia.

AirAsia blames its dead for refund delays

AirAsia blames its dead for refund delays

March 13, 2015 10

Opinion As someone who admired and respected Tony Fernandes for what he achieved with the AirAsia, and the separate AirAsia X franchises, I am disgusted by claims by the latter that refunds to its displaced customers¬† have been adversely affected by the 162 people killed in the crash of a jet flown by the former. […]

AirAsia’s trans Tasman ambitions might be ill timed

AirAsia’s trans Tasman ambitions might be ill timed

February 20, 2015 6

After the killing of 162 people in an AirAsia crash and the unhappiness caused by the cancellation of AirAsia X Bali flights the group’s founder Tony Fernandes might do the travelling public the courtesy of being careful in his timing of trans Tasman flight plan announcements.

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

January 30, 2015 26

Comprehensive leaks for the same Indonesian officials who are refusing to release the interim AirAsia report reflect very badly on the airline's training and safety culture standards

Much of suppressed AirAsia crash report now revealed

January 29, 2015 6

Although Indonesian authorities have refused to release their interim report into the 28 December AirAsia disaster the key inclusions other than the black box transcripts and data now appear to have been outlined. 

Suppressed AirAsia preliminary crash report springs leaks

Suppressed AirAsia preliminary crash report springs leaks

January 28, 2015 2

The preliminary report of the investigation into the 28 December crash of an AirAsia A320 into the Java Sea ought to have been released yesterday, and appears to be slowly leaking out.

AirAsia’s ‘screaming’ alarms story a disaster porn beat up

January 22, 2015 22

Following on the official nonsense from the chair of Indonesia’s transportation safety committee about not releasing the AirAsia 8501 crash preliminary report another anonymous investigator has been quoted by the media about the alarms in the cockpit ‘screaming’ at the pilots .

AirAsia crash info lurches between secrecy and disclosure

January 21, 2015 10

Following the AirAsia crash developments is being made difficult by the variability of the quality and openness of the information being provided or withheld by the authorities.

AirAsia crash details raise issues over training and state of jet

AirAsia crash details raise issues over training and state of jet

January 21, 2015 21

An abnormal climb rate, possible pre-existing damage to the jet, and questions about ‘upset’ training and pilot standards are all emerging as considerations in the AirAsia disaster that killed 162 people last month

No early evidence of terrorism heard on AirAsia voice recorder

No early evidence of terrorism heard on AirAsia voice recorder

January 20, 2015 6

The Indonesian investigation of the AirAsia crash into the Java Sea last month has found no sounds of terrorism related actions, nor any explosion, on the cockpit voice recorder.

Singapore Navy finds fuselage of AirAsia flight 8501

Singapore Navy finds fuselage of AirAsia flight 8501

January 14, 2015 18

The main fuselage section of the crashed AirAsia A320 has been found by the Singapore Navy, and this message and images have been posted on Facebook by the country’s Defence Minister,¬† Ng Eng Hen.

AirAsia crash investigation gets second data recorder

AirAsia crash investigation gets second data recorder

January 13, 2015 9

Recovery of both flight recorders means the hard work in understanding the AirAsia crash can now get underway in earnest

AirAsia FDR recovered, holds potential answers to many riddles

AirAsia FDR recovered, holds potential answers to many riddles

January 12, 2015 11

While the state of the recovered flight data recorder from AirAsia flight 8501 has not been checked out, it has the potential to explain why the Surabaya-Singapore flight crashed with such force and lethality 15 days ago.