Malaysia Airlines MH 128 Flight Incident

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.

The airline gave a brief statement on its official site. Here is the full statement:

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.

Updated as 12.19am (GMT+8), 1 Jun 2017.

 

 

Malaysia Airlines MH2718 Flight Incident

SIBU – Saturday, April 8th 2017: A Malaysia Airlines Flight MH2718 carrying 61 passengers and 6 crew members has skidded on the runway of Sibu Airport upon landing at 10:17 PM that day.

Sibu Airport 2015-03-27 16.17.04
Sibu Airport 2015-03-27 16.17.04

Everyone onboard had safely disembarked from the Boeing 737-800 aircraft via two side rafts. The cause of the incident is still unknown.

April 10th 2017 Update: Malaysia Airports said the runway at Sibu Airport has been reopened at 0000 hrs on Sunday, April 9th 2017. Due to the runway closure, 48 lights and 3,787 passengers were affected.

Source: The Star

 

Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 – Flight Path

Flightradar24 via its Twitter account @flightradar24 has published the flight path for AirAsia QZ 8501.

AirAsia QZ 8501 Flight Path - Picture from flightradar24.com
AirAsia QZ 8501 Flight Path – Picture from flightradar24.com

 

From the picture, we can see that the aircraft lost its ADS-B transmission while it is in cruise altitude and speed. This is quite unlikely as the aircraft is at the safest phase during cruise phase.

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Positions offered: Account Executive, Senior Account Executive

Company Background

Weststar Aviation Services is the largest provider of offshore helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas industry in Southeast Asia. They are expanding rapidly in Malaysia and other parts of the world.

 

Job positions

We are looking for motivated and passionate individuals to join us in Malaysia, Thailand or Morocco:

  • Account Executive
  • Senior Account Executive

At Weststar Aviation Services, we value our people as the biggest asset of the company:

  • You will work 182 days a year in a balanced roster of 6 weeks on/ 6 weeks paid time away from base
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Interested applicants please send your resume to [email protected], and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you.

Closing date : 15th July 2015

 

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Roles & Responsibility

  • Analyze and advice on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues.
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts.
  • Ensure all financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Ensure accurate timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.

Job Requirements

Academic qualifications & professional certificates

  • Essential: Candidate must possess at least a Diploma, Advanced / Higher / Graduate Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Master’s Degree, Finance / Accountancy / Banking or equivalent.
  • Preferred: Degree in Accounting

Experience / Exposure

  • Essential: Must have at least minimum of 3 years’ experience in the management of financial systems and budgets
  • Preferred: Experience in financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice.

 Competencies

Knowledge & skills required:

General:

  • Knowledge and experience of related computer applications.
  • Knowledge of economic principles.
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Technical:

  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PC skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • Attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently
  • A team player
  • Leader

 

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Job Purpose

Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.

Roles & Responsibility

  • Analyze and advice on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues.
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts.
  • Ensure all financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Ensure accurate timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.

Job Requirements

Academic qualifications & professional certificates

  • Essential: Candidate must possess at least a Diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Master’s Degree, Finance/Accountancy/Banking or equivalent.

Experience / Exposure

  • Essential: Must have at least minimum of 5 years’ experience in the full set of account, financing, auditing, stock controlling, management reporting, budget and forecasting.
  • Preferred: Experience with qualitative and quantitative method.

 Competencies

Knowledge & skills required:

General:

  • Good in task and monitoring.
  • Good command of strong communications and organization skills and able to work under pressure.

Technical:

  • Good knowledge on UBS Accounting Software, MYOB Accounting Software and Microsoft Office.

Personal Attributes:

  • Good in planning and organizing.
  • Responsible and willing to work hard in a fast paced environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills, pleasant personality and team player.
  • Discretion, friendly, sympathetic / reassuring manner.

Source: Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd website

MH 114 (9M-MXA) Declared Emergency, Switched Back to Normal Landing

MH 114 on Flightradar24 2015-01-02 01.14.30
MH 114 on Flightradar24 2015-01-02 01.14.30 (Picture credit: flightradar24.com)

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Jan 2015 – Malaysia Airlines’ Kathmandu-bound MH 114 (Registration number 9M-MXA) has declared emergency en route to Kathmandu, enough to cause a stir among aviation enthusiasts and plane spotters. Twitter feed can be seen flooded with questions asking about the aircraft. Flightradar app also displayed a notification regarding the emergency status.

After few time in turnaround, the plane changed back squawk code to 2000 (no longer in emergency) and proceed with landing. The aircraft involved is 9M-MXA, in Malaysia Airlines retro livery.