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More Problems – Now Boeing Is Forced To Suspend Test For New 777X Aircraft After “Door Explosion”

Forget problem-plagued Boeing 737 MAX. It doesn’t look like the “fastest-selling“ airplane in Boeing history would be able to make it to the sky by the end of the year. Even if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency that oversees American airspace, gives the green light for the aircraft to take off, most would still be sceptical […]

... written on Sep 12 2019

An Admission Of Guilt – Former Boeing Official Invokes Fifth Amendment Protection In 737 MAX Scandal

While watching TV, you would sometimes hear about a lawyer telling his client to “plead the Fifth”. In a nutshell, it’s the constitutional right of a person to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony against himself. Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer”, famously triggered his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the stripper […]

... written on Sep 10 2019

Boycott Non-Muslim Products – Do You Own Enough Products Or Have Financial Muscle To Go To War?

A campaign to boycott non-Muslim products, believed to have been quietly unleashed by opposition UMNO Malay nationalist and PAS Islamist parties has spread like wildfire, at least on social media. On the surface, it certainly looks like a declaration of war against the minorities in the country, especially ethnic Chinese whose prowess in the business […]

... written on Sep 04 2019

Boeing 737 MAX Has “No Value” – Lawyer Says Public Doesn’t Trust It, Client Can’t Use It

Chicago-based United Airlines had planned to resume service with the grounded Boeing 737 MAX in early November, but is now targeting December 19 instead. Grounded by safety regulators since March in the wake of two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that claimed 346 lives, the carrier seriously hopes flights could resume before Christmas.   Airlines […]

... written on Aug 31 2019

Historic $2.9 Billion Loss! – How Ignoring $2 Million Safety Features Create Nightmare To Greedy Boeing

According to the New York Times, the two optional safety features which could have saved the Boeing 737 MAX jets from crashing would probably add US$800,000 (£640,000; RM3.3 million) to US$2 million (£1.6 million; RM8.2 million) to the price of the aircraft – about 5% of the total cost of the jet purchased by Lion […]

... written on Jul 25 2019

Balance Of Power – After S-400 Missile Defense System, Russia Offers To Sell Su-35 Fighter Jets To Turkey

Turkey began receiving deliveries of Russian S-400 systems earlier this month (July 12), and the United States was not happy. Turkish’s defiance has forced the U.S. to begin removing the NATO ally from its F-35 stealth fighter program over security concerns. U.S. officials argued the Russian system would be incompatible with NATO air defence systems […]

... written on Jul 23 2019

An Incredible Retaliation – Britain Seized An Iranian Ship, So Iran Return The Favour And Seized Two British Ships

Two weeks earlier (July 4), Britain’s Royal Marines seized an Iranian oil tanker carrying more than 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory. Britain accused the ship of transporting oil to Syria, hence had violated European Union sanctions. Officials initially said the seizure happened on orders from the United […]

... written on Jul 21 2019

Zero New Orders For 737 MAX – Airbus To Overtake Boeing As World’s Biggest Plane Maker

American plane manufacturer Boeing has every reason to be worried even after 4 months its best-seller 737 MAX aeroplanes has been grounded. It seems the safety scandal isn’t going to be solved as quickly as Boeing and its stakeholders had expected – suggesting that the problems plaguing the aircraft’s flight-control systems are not as simple as […]

... written on Jul 10 2019

Watch Out Trump!! – China May Weaponize “Rare Earth” To Retaliate Against U.S.’ Ban On Huawei

In what appears to be a hit below the belt and a coordinate attacks against China in the second phase of a trade war between the Middle Kingdom and the U.S., Trump has banned Huawei. The U.S. president’s executive order effectively prohibits U.S. companies from selling semiconductors to (or buying technological equipment from) the China’s […]

... written on May 21 2019

This Driver Was Shocked When Jewel Car Park At Changi Airport Shows Parking Fees Of S$3,158.72

Jewel Car Park at Terminal 1 of Changi Airport charges S$0.04 per minute for the first 90 minutes. Subsequent 30 minutes or part thereof will be S$5 per 30 minutes. However, the rate for general parking at level B3 to B5 is S$0.04 per minute. Here’s the Math question – How long do you need […]

... written on Apr 27 2019









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