May 15, 2017 7
AirAsia may have reached page one of a new chapter in the Asia-Pacific low cost carrier Hunger Games
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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. […]
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.
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
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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
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.
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.
January 13, 2015 9
Recovery of both flight recorders means the hard work in understanding the AirAsia crash can now get underway in earnest
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.
January 11, 2015 17
There are some interesting discussions on this blog and elsewhere as to why ‘black boxes’ like those on AirAsia flight 8501 don’t float, or don’t eject in a crash, or otherwise prove perhaps needlessly hard to find.
January 11, 2015 2
Note The data recorders have been located and efforts to recover them will occur later today This tweet from Tony Fernandes, who turned AirAsia into Asia’s low fare giant, raises hopes of some answers about the circumstances and causes of the crash of flight 8501 between Surabaya and Singapore on 28 December.