An oil slick sighted during the sea search for a Malaysian airliner did not come from the plane, officials said Thursday, dashing hopes of finding a definitive answer to the fate of the jet. PERTH: An oil slick sighted during the sea search for a Malaysian airliner did not come from the plane, officials said Thursday, dashing hopes of finding a definitive answer to the fate of the jet. "Preliminary analysis of the sample collected by ADV Ocean Shield has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid," Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC), which is organising the search, said in a statement. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people aboard. Malaysian investigators believe it was deliberately diverted, though by whom is unknown. Satellite data analysis indicated it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, but no debris has been found despite a huge air and sea search. In the absence of … [Read more...] about Oil slick not from missing MH370: Australian search authority
Sepang aircraft engineering
Zamil Steel lands big Malaysia contract (17-07-2007) Zamil Steel Viet Nam and Malaysia’s Domain Resources have signed US$1.5 million contract under which Zamil will supply Domains pre-fabricated steel frames. — VNS File Photo HA NOI — The Zamil Steel Viet Nam (ZSV) has signed a US$1.5 million contract to supply Malaysia’s Domain Resources with pre-fabricated steel frame. The frame will be used in the construction of a 1,000-tonne hangar for Sepang Aircraft Engineering at the KL International Airport, Malaysia. The hangar’s roof will span 16,000sq.m, while the portal frame will have a 90m clear span, the largest clear span designed by ZSV to date. "We always try to provide quality products that meet international standards," wrote ZSV General Director George Kobrossy on the company’s website. "We will export more quality pre-engineered steel buildings to Malaysia and the region." Sepang Aircraft Engineering specialises in providing technical … [Read more...] about Zamil Steel lands big Malaysia contract
Search crews were poised to begin a third day scouring the Java Sea for a missing AirAsia Bhd. (AIRA) passenger jet that vanished without a trace carrying 162 people and is suspected of having crashed into the waters off Indonesia. The U.S. has been asked by Indonesia to join the hunt, which included 12 vessels, dozens of inflatable boats and six warships as well as military aircraft from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. The search area stretches more than 11,000 square nautical miles amid the islands of Borneo, Java and Sumatra. The incident caps what could be the worst in four years for air-passenger fatalities. “We’re reviewing their request to see how best we can meet it,” U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said at a briefing Monday in Washington. U.S. assistance could include air, surface or underwater detection capabilities, said Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary. “We stand ready to assist in any way … [Read more...] about Search for AirAsia jet widens, but did delay ruin best chance of rescue?
Family members of passengers on board AirAsia flight QZ 8501 look at a passenger list inside a crisis centre at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java December 28, 2014 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Photo credit: Reuters A multination search is under way to find an AirAsia Bhd. plane that’s been missing for more than six hours with 155 passengers and seven crew on board. The Airbus Group NV single-aisle jet was flying to Singapore from Indonesia, and the pilot requested to fly at a higher altitude because of clouds, Indonesia Air Transport Director Djoko Murja Mojo said in Jakarta today. The journey usually takes about two hours. Indonesia is leading the search for the plane while Singapore sent assistance. QZ8501 lost contact with airport controllers at 7:24 a.m. Indonesian time today, the Malaysia-based carrier said in a statement. The flight started in Surabaya, Indonesia, at 5:35 a.m. local time and was due to arrive in Singapore at 8.30 a.m. There’s a one hour … [Read more...] about Search on for Missing AirAsia Aircraft With 162 on Board
Search crews scouring the Java Sea for a missing AirAsia Bhd. (AIRA) passenger jet failed to find any trace for a second day as authorities suspect the plane carrying 162 people crashed into the waters off Indonesia. Twelve vessels were joined by dozens of inflatable boats and six warships as well as military aircraft from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia to scour an area stretching to more than 11,000 square nautical miles. Aerial searches are usually suspended at night while ships will continue their hunt. The Indonesia team suspects the plane is under water, search and rescue agency chief F.H. Bambang Sulistyo said in Jakarta today, with no signal detected from the emergency local transmitter. Contact with Flight QZ8501 was lost yesterday while the plane was on a routine commercial flight to Singapore from Surabaya, Indonesia, a journey that normally takes two hours. “Based on the coordinates given to us, our evaluation says the likely position where the plane … [Read more...] about AirAsia search fails for second day; jet probably fell into ocean