MH17: Malaysia Accepted as Full Member of Investigation Team

Malaysia Airlines A380 9M-MNB at Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris, France
Malaysia Airlines A380 9M-MNB at Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris, France

Malaysia has finally been accepted as full member of criminal investigation that intends to find the real cause of downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17).

The notification about Malaysia’s full membership of joint investigation committee is done via a letter dated November 28th sent by Dutch National Public Prosecutor’s Office. The letter was received by Malaysian Attorney-General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail on Monday, December 1st 2014.

Flight 17, a Boeing 777 carrying 298 passengers was shot down by what is believed to be a high-velocity projectile in Donetsk, Ukraine. Donetsk is a region controlled by rebels in Ukraine.

Malaysian government is currently in possession of the flight voice and data recorder, which was retrieved after the incident by the rebels.

Source: The Star

Long-term Partial Road Closure – Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang

According to announcement by MMC GAMUDA KVMRT (T) SDN BHD’s Twitter (@mrtunderground), some parts of Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang will be closed from December 1st 2014 until May 30th 2015. Refer to the below image for information:

141130 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang Closure
141130 Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang Closure

Image credit: Twitter – @mrtunderground

New Celcom Lounge at klia2

Celcom has recently launched a new exclusive lounge at klia2, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). Other than the usual amenities, passengers will be able to pay their bills and ask about their roaming needs. The lounge is available for customers of the following packages:

  • Celcom First Elite
  • Celcom First for Business
  • Celcom First for Enterprise

 

Specialists from Celcom, also known as Celcom Telecommunications Specialist will be available to help users with:

  • Roaming needs
  • Bill payments
  • Travel tips

 

Amenities available include complimentary refreshments and snacks, internet access and luggage storage. Passengers can have discussions with the Specialists for their communication needs.

Unfortunately, prepaid users are not eligible to use the lounge. We think it might be good for Celcom to provide the lounge access to other Celcom users at a fee.

Celcom is a leading mobile telecommunications provider in Malaysia. It is part of Axiata Group, which also has business presence in Asia, primarily concentrating on Southeast Asia region.

klia2 is a low-cost, purpose-built terminal located in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Unlike Main Terminal Building (MTB), klia2 does not cater for full service carriers (FSCs). Although AirAsia is the primary airline for the terminal, other airlines utilizing klia2 include but not limited to Malindo Air and Tiger Air.

Source: Celcom website

Airbus A350XWB Asian Tour: Malaysia

Airbus A350XWB - (C) Airbus. Photo by J V Reymondon
Airbus A350XWB – (C) Airbus. Photo by J V Reymondon

A350XWB is a mid-size passenger airplane made by the famous European airplane manufacturer, Airbus. XWB in its name designation is eXtra-Wide Body,  indicating its advancement in widebody airplane manufacturing.

A350XWB uses Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine, the largest turbofan engine (by fan diameter size) ever built for mass-produced aircraft. At 118 inch diameter, the fan diameter is even larger than those on A380 jumbo jet.

The only Malaysian airliner that placed firm order on A350XWB is AirAsia X, which sees the purchase of airplane fits well with their long-term strategy.

Recently Airbus A350XWB has made Malaysia as its final stop for its Asian tour. The airplane landed at KUL – KL International Airport (KLIA) and make a short turnaround flight the following day. Only selected crew members of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and press were invited as part of this program.

Since we are not able to be there for our much-cherished A350XWB, check out some tweets by @Airbus account:

 

 

And on the next day:

 

 

After Malaysia, the A350XWB is now back in Toulouse, France. Toulouse is a city where the final assembly of most Airbus airplanes take place.

 

 

Involvement of Jurukur Bahan Antara in Airport Construction / Renovation Projects

Jurukur Bahan Antara, a cost consultation company has been involved with several renovation and construction projects at some of the airports in Malaysia.

Here are the details:

  • Proposed Construction of a New Terminal Building and Parking Apron at Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Kota Bharu, Kelantan for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 52 million)
  • Proposed Construction of a New Terminal Building at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Alor Setar, Kedah for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 83 million)
  • Proposed Design, Build, Testing And Commissioning For Upgrading for New Large Aircraft (A380) Operations at KLIA International,Sepang, Malaysia for MALAYSIA AIRPORTS SDN BHD (RM 100 million)

Source: BQSM.gov.my website

Transport Malaysia Open for Access

Transport Malaysia Logo
Transport Malaysia Logo
KUALA LUMPUR – November 25th 2014: Transport Malaysia has opened its doors for public access for the first time. Transport Malaysia is the spinoff website of LANDASAN (www.landasan.info), which will be redesigned to focus more on rail transport sector.
LANDASAN.info has been in existence since 2010 and it has grown so much since then. On the other hand, Transport Malaysia was established as a one-stop-centre for resources regarding transport industry in Malaysia. In addition to local contents, Transport Malaysia will have contents from overseas as well. In this globalization era, having a global outlook is every important, especially in transport industry that have uniform rules and regulations across nations.
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