Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 16 airplanes during a ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington D.C.
The signing was witnessed by Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed, Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry and in the presence of The Honorable Dato’ Sri Muhammad Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia as well as members from the airline and Boeing.
The announcement includes eight 787-9 Dreamliners by converting eight of Malaysia Airlines’ existing order of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and eight additional purchase rights of the 737 MAX 8s as well as Boeing’s Global Fleet Care service to maintain the national carrier’s current and future Boeing airplanes. Once finalized, the deal will be posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.
Malaysia Airlines currently operates more than 50 Next-Generation 737s and has an additional 25 737 MAXs on order, including 10 for the new 737 MAX 10.
Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) have announced an order for 10 737 MAX 10s, valued at $1.25 billion at list prices, at the Paris Air Show.
The announcement converts 10 of the national airline’s current 737 MAXs on order to the newest version of the 737 MAX family.
Malaysia Airlines has operated almost every derivative of the 737 airplane family and currently operates more than 50 Next-Generation 737s. In 2016, the national carrier announced an order for 25 737 MAXs.
Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) is phasing out and retiring its Boeing 777-200 ER fleet as we have previously reported. According to Airline Route, the last revenue flight has now been tentatively scheduled for March 26, 2016 as flight MH 377 from Guangzhou to the Kuala Lumpur base.
The type was involved in two tragic aircraft losses in 2014.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-2H6 ER 9M-MRN (msn 28419) completes its final approach to the runway at Los Angeles International Airport.
Malaysia Airlines (Malaysia Airlines Berhad-MAB) (Kuala Lumpur) will undergo a rebrand process, including a possible name change, in the first quarter of 2016 according to a report by stuff.co.nz. A rebranding strategy will be announced in December.
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Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8H6 9M-MLQ (msn 39327) passes through Honolulu on delivery in the 2010 livery.
Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) (Los Angeles) today (September 10), in a joint statement, stated the carrier has signed a contract to lease four Airbus A350-900s from ALC. The A350s will be delivered between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018.
Malaysia Airlines also has the option to lease another two Airbus A350s and two A330s, according to the joint statement.
The new aircraft are likely to replace the older Boeing 777-200s.
Herre is the statement:
Today Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) and Air Lease Corporation signed long-term lease agreements for four (4) new Airbus A350-900s. The transaction also includes a lease option for two additional A350-900s and two A330-900neo aircraft.
Powered by two Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engines, the A350-900 aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and will be delivered between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the second quarter of 2018.
Malaysia Airlines CEO Christoph Mueller said, “We are excited to have this aircraft as part of our fleet. The A350 is the most technologically advanced aircraft and we are confident that it will deliver exceptional passenger comfort and improve the overall efficiency of our fleet.We are very pleased to partner with Air Lease Corporation on this strategic transaction,”
“ALC is honored to welcome Malaysia Airlines Berhad as our newest valued customer. We are confident that these aircraft will maximize Malaysia Airlines’ operations to help grow its business while simultaneously reducing its operating costs and emissions,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Air Lease Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “ALC looks forward to building a strong long-term relationship with Malaysia Airlines Berhad in the future,” he added.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) (Kuala Lumpur) on August 28 received its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) at Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport in Putrajaya.
The new AOC allows the new Malaysia Airlines to take flight on September 1, 2015. The old MAS is now dissolved.
Above Photo: MAB. New CEO Christoph Mueller (former CEO of Aer Lingus) greets crew members of flight MH433, the first MAB flight to arrive at Kuala Lumpur this morning on September 1.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) issued this short statement:
Malaysia Airlines is pleased to inform that September 1, 2015 will mark the start of our new company Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), which replaces Malaysian Airline System Berhad. Rest assured that the change in company will not impact the day-to-day operations of MAB with no changes to our current flights, schedules, reservations, or operations.
We have been working hard to make the transition seamless and we proudly continue to serve and welcome you on-board. MAB continues to fly with the same focus on delivering exceptional customer service and will honour all current and future tickets and reservations. Our Enrich program remains in place with no changes to Miles and status. Similarly, there are no changes planned to MAB’s arrangements with its alliance partners, oneworld, or any of its business partners.
Safety continues to be our Number One priority.
Top Photo: MAB.
A new livery is expected to be unveiled soon for the new Malaysia Airlines.
Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) today issued this statement:
Malaysia Airlines would like to sincerely convey our deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers onboard Flight MH370 on the news that the flaperon found on Reunion Island on July 29 was indeed from Flight MH370. This has been confirmed jointly today by the French Authorities, Bureau d’ Enquetes et d‘ Analyses pour la Securites de I’AviationCivile (BEA), the Malaysian Investigation Team, Technical Representative from PRC and Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) in Toulouse, France and subsequently announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Family members of passengers and crew have already been informed and we extend our deepest sympathies to those affected.
This is indeed a major breakthrough for us in resolving the disappearance of MH370. We expect and hope that there would be more objects to be found which would be able to help resolve this mystery.
Moving forward, Malaysia Airlines’ priority will continue to provide latest updates and information to the families and will fully cooperate with the relevant authorities on the investigation and recovery of this tragic accident.