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The U.S. Downgrades Malaysia Air Safety Rating – Here’s Why It’s More Damaging Than You Thought

Malaysia has now joined the likes of Bangladesh, Ghana, Costa Rica and neighbour Thailand after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unexpectedly downgraded the country’s air safety rating to Category-2. Effectively, airlines from the Southeast Asian nation are not allowed to add new flights to the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. […]

... written on Nov 12 2019

Report Reveals 9 Factors That Contributed To Lion Air Crash, Including 31 Pages “Disappeared” From Maintenance Logs

Indonesia has revealed the final report on the crash of a Lion Air 737 Max jet in October 2018 that killed all 189 people on board. It crashed into the Java Sea 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. About five months after the crash, another 737 Max jet crashed just 6 minutes after […]

... written on Oct 26 2019

Singapore Shows Off Flying Volocopter – But German Lilium Proves It’s A Reality To Fly In A Taxi For $70

Flying cars or taxis for urban and other short-distance travels is possible. Airborne vehicles as replacement for conventional automobiles, however, are still years away from reality. So if someone tells you that flying vehicles are commercially available at the end of the year, take such idiotic statement with a pinch of salt. Issues such as […]

... written on Oct 23 2019

600,000 Tourists Stranded!! – How Did 178-Year-Old British Tour Operator Thomas Cook Suddenly Collapse

On Sunday night (Sept 22), Thomas Cook suddenly collapsed, leaving 600,000 tourists stranded abroad and putting 21,000 jobs at risk. The 178-year-old British tour operator has issued a statement on Monday (Sept 23), saying that its board “concluded that it had no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” […]

... written on Sep 24 2019

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









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