Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Being a Cabin Crew , is it a good career ?

Most people have the impression that being a cabin crew is just a high class waiter and nothing more. So I am not surprise that I get the above question the most when they intend to apply as one. There are actually career progressions when you join as a junior crew whether you chose to fly or prefer a management position on ground.

Let’s start with the bottom position all the way to the top if you chose to be a cabin crew as a lifelong career. Different airlines have different rank for example in MAS/SQ, there are four ranking from a normal Flight stewardess to leading stewardess, chief stewardess and finally In flight supervisor.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Malaysia Airlines brand new Boeing 737-800 NG

Malaysia Airlines (MH) has taken their first delivery of Boeing 737-800NG (9M-MXA) using CFM56-7BE engines.It will be the world's first full-service airline to operate the B737-800 with the new "Boeing Sky Interior".MAS has ordered up to 55 B737-800 and will take 3 delivery of the aircraft by the end of this year.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Frankfinn Cabin Crew Training - Franchise Opportunity

Saw this advertisement at the local newspaper today.Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training is looking for a master franchiser in Malaysia at a cost of USD250,000. It is actually a training organization for those who want to become a cabin crew and the hospitality industry.Good for current and ex crew who want to start a business in the aviation industry.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tiger Airways - Latest Salary and Benefit

Tiger Airways Singapore has recently increase the salary for new direct intake pilots. The airline which is 49% own by Singapore airlines manage to raise as much as S$247.7 million during their initial public offering earlier this year to fuel their expansion and acquisition of new aircraft.Just click on the image above to view the latest salary and terms.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Can an aeroplane actually reverse?

Most commercial airplanes cannot do a reverse like a car.Bet you didn't know that huh.That is why whenever you see a plane at the airport, there is always a small little car helping the aircraft to "push back". However aircraft like a Military C-130 can reverse by itself as shown in the video. They are normally use as a transport aircraft by the military landing in adverse condition runway for combat or rescue mission. This video is taken during the Butterworth Royal Malaysian Air Base open day last Saturday 6 Nov

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Check airport arrival and departure time,delay or track flight status real time

Recently,I have a friend who ask me about the arrival time of Cathay pacific flying from Hong Kong to Los Angeles.Do you know that you can actually check the arrival and departure time from the comfort of your home.Just go to this website .I find it extremely useful as it provides the flight time and status in real time whether they are on time or there is a delay. All you have to do is key in the airport information and viola, all the flight details being displayed. And for those aviation enthusiast , they even have the aircraft type and terminating destinations.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Equal opportunities at 38,000 feet

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- A worldwide shortage of airline pilots has given women in Malaysia a chance to break into a profession that is notoriously male dominated.

And it's the world's fastest growing airline that claims to be giving them the opportunities. AirAsia has 17 female pilots -- not that impressive when you realize that they have 700 male counterparts-- but still not a bad record in a country that is deeply conservative.

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