KUALA LUMPUR, 20 November 2019: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia has issued a statement on its Facebook Page barring a scheduled drone flight from taking place. The Chinese-made drone is purported to be the first flying car for Malaysia. The statement is as follows:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RESTRICTION ON THE DEMONSTRATION TEST FLIGHT OF UAS E-HANG 216
PUTRAJAYA – The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) would like to announce that the planned test flight of UAS E-Hang 216 (EH216) scheduled for 21st November 2019 has not been authorized by CAAM.
The location of the test flight at the UNIKL MIAT Hangar Subang is less than 200 meters away from commercial airline and helicopter traffic and clearly within the Subang Airport Terminal Control Zone that is under strict supervision by Air Traffic Control.
In addition to this, the EH216 was only issued a Special Flight Permit (SFP) by its State of Design (Civil Aviation Administration of China) which is limited to conduct Research & Development Flights in Grand World Science Park, Guangzhou.
CAAM is also carrying out an investigation into the unauthorized demonstration flight involving an EH216 on 15th November 2019 at the same area within Subang Airport.
As much as CAAM supports the development of the aerospace industry in Malaysia, test and demonstration flights must be carried out in accordance with the Malaysian Civil Aviation Regulation 2016 (MCAR 2016) to ensure safety.
CAAM would also like to state that we are open to consider the request for a test flight of the EH216 at an appropriate location, and with the support of the aircraft’s State of Design.
KUALA LUMPUR, 12 MAY 2018: Astro Awani news portal has reported that an Indonesian-registered private aircraft is scheduled to land at Subang Skypark Terminal (SZB) tomorrow (12 May 2018) at 6:00am local time. The aircraft is scheduled to depart Subang Airport later at 10:00am. Awani cited an anonymous source saying the passengers include a former Malaysian leader with his wife.
A check on Lowyat.net, a popular forum site has also reported a similar news. A photo was also published on the portal, containing some information about a flight. While the details are similar to the one published on Awani, we are not able to independently confirm whether it is the same flight or not. Here is the information:
Please find below new schedule Legacy650/PKRJX to WMSA as follow
12 MAY 2018
WIHH – WMSA ETD.06:00LT — (repo and pic up pax)
WMSA – WIHH ETD.10:00LT
Mr Najib Razak
Mrs Rosmah Mansor
The flight concerned is between WMSA and WIHH. WMSA is the ICAO code for Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport (SZB) located in Subang, Selangor while WIHH is the ICAO code for Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (HLP), located in East Jakarta, Indonesia.
The aircraft, ERJ-135 is manufactured by Embraer. It has two engines and a VIP seating configuration. It was registered on 20 August 2016. Source: Planefinder.net
Update 1, 12:20 AM: Malaysiakini has reported that a source close to Najib said he is taking a two-day break beginning tomorrow and he will be back afterwards. The source also mentioned that there is nothing hideous about the flight.
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For example, you can find the wheelchair charge for flights between Kota Bharu (KBR) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) will cost you RM 63.60 if you pre-book the service or RM 127.20 if you book it at the counter. So, be smart and book early to lighten up the load on your wallet.
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Kuching (KCH): The wheelchair service from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching is RM 63.60 (if you book early) or RM 127.20 (if you book at the counter). Therefore, if you are going to use the wheelchair service, please ensure that you book earlier to avoid the extra charge.
This is a 17-minute video by Bret Copeland about the processes involved in landing the space shuttle. While the video is quite lengthy, it is very educational and suitable for all kinds of viewers, including those who are new to space exploration.
Among the information highlighted in the video is how steep the approach is. Apart from that, the space shuttle only has one chance to land once it begins its final approach.
The space shuttle is a type of reusable orbiting vehicle used by NASA to launch astronauts and cargo payload to space. Most of its trips is to the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS is a space station collaboratively built by several nations in the world.
MELBOURNE, June 1st 2017: A Malaysian Airlines flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) was asked to turn back to Melbourne due to an act of disruption by a single perpetrator. The flight, MH 128, departed from Melbourne at 11.11pm yesterday (31 May 2017).
The disruptive passenger was allegedly trying to open the cockpit door. Fortunately, a number of brave passengers acted fast and managed to subdue the disruptive passenger before the passenger made it to the cockpit. While the event is unfolding, the flight crews managed to alert the pilots in the cockpit, resulting in the eventual turn back by the pilot.
MH128, which had departed Melbourne Airport at 11.11pm scheduled to arrive Kuala Lumpur at 5.28am on 1 June, made a turn back to Melbourne after the operating Captain was alerted by a cabin crew of a passenger attempting to enter the cockpit.
Malaysia Airlines would like to stress that at no point was the aircraft ‘hijacked’.
MH128 safely landed in Melbourne airport at 11.41pm.
Following the incident on MH128, the disruptive passenger has been apprehended by airport security. Malaysia Airlines together with the Australian authorities will be investigating the incident.
Safety and security are of utmost priority to malaysia airlines. The airline wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Passengers have safely disembarked the aircraft and will be screened by Australian authorities.
They will be accommodated at hotels and offered on the next available flight or on other carriers.