Malaysia’s transport ministry released a five-page preliminary report on May 1 into the disappearance of MH370, the Boeing 777 that has not been seen since it departed Kuala Lumpur March 8 for Beijing. The aircraft carried 227 passengers and a crew of 12. The new report adds little, if any, new information about the disappearance.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport released a preliminary report on May 1 on the Malaysia Airlines MH370 investigation that recommends equipping airliners for real-time flight tracking. The ministry delivered the report as a multi-national effort completed a second month searching for the missing Boeing 777-200, which disappeared from radar in the early morning hours of March 8.
Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) has appointed Hawker Pacific Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to its network of authorized service centers to support the growing fleet of King Airs in the region. Located in the Subang Airpark at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Hawker Pacific Asia is the first such facility to be authorized by HBC in Malaysia.
ATR has opened a logistics support center in Kuala Lumpur. The new facility is available to operators in the Asia-Pacific region that have signed a global maintenance agreement (GMA). The center, located in the free-trade zone of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, will offer ready access to the wide array of equipment specified in the GMA’s guarantee. Logistics company DHL Supply Chain is managing the center for ATR.
ExecuJet Aviation has opened a new office in Ohio for its U.S. pre-owned sales division. Sharon Evans has been appointed as its first U.S. sales director, responsible for increasing the number of aircraft that ExecuJet has under exclusive mandate for its worldwide sales network.
Northrop Rice USA completed a five-year contract developing the Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (MIAT), with a handover ceremony in Kuala Lumpur in late March. The 1,000-student aviation technology institute is located near the international airport outside Kuala Lumpur.