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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Air Asia Flight QZ 8501 Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people Crashed Sunday

Missing Air Asia Flight QZ 8501

The AirAsia #QZ8501 search team is working Day and Night, despite conditions out in the field, says the BASARNAS chief, adding that they are identifying everything, and they will ascertain everything that they find. 95% sure that the debris found is of the missing AirAsia plane, says BASARNAS

Singapore has offered two more naval assets with underwater capabilities, which will replace the corvette currently deployed in the search area. "In this tragedy, we in Singapore share (Indonesia's) grief and sorrow," wrote Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.

Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief said Tuesday that just three bodies had been recovered so far in the search for the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea, after another official said 40 had been found.

"Today we evacuated three bodies and they are now in the warship Bung Tomo," Bambang Soelistyo told a news conference in Jakarta, adding that they were two females and one male.

Navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir told AFP earlier that according to naval radio a warship had recovered more than 40 bodies from the sea. But he later said that report was a miscommunication by his staff.

The Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people crashed Sunday en route from Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya to Singapore, with wreckage recovered near its last known location.

Dive teams, with 11 personnel, will head to Pangkalan Bun, the nearest port to where the objects are located, says BASARNAS. Divers should be used to find objects as the depth of the location is 25 to 30 metres deep

Missing Air Asia Flight Qz8501, 
Air Asia Flight QZ 8501 Airbus A320-200,
 carrying 162 people Crashed,
Missing Air Asia Flight QZ 8501,

Saturday, December 27, 2014

AirAsia A 320 Flight # QZ 8501 with 160 Pax , 2 Pilots and 5 Cabin Crew Missing on 28 Dec 2014

AirAsia A 320 Flight # QZ 8501 with 160 Pax , 2 Pilots and 5 Cabin Crew Missing on 28 Dec 2014

Air Asia

Captain : Capt Iriyanto
First Officer : Capt Remi Emmanual  

AirAsia jet missing on way to Singapore; Flight started in Indonesia
The search is on for AirAsia Flight 8501, which lost contact with Air traffic control in Indonesia, the Airline said Sunday.

Flight QZ 8501 from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with Air traffic control at 7:24 a.m. Sunday (7:24 p.m. Saturday ET), AirAsia said
"At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available," AirAsia said in a statement.

The plane took off with 155 passengers and crew on board, the news agency Reuters reported, citing Indonesian transport officials.
The Flight, an Airbus A320-200, was on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, according to the Airline's website.
The plane left Juanda International Airport at 5:27 a.m. Sunday (5:27 p.m. Saturday ET) and was due to arrive in Singapore at 8:37 a.m. Sunday (7:37 p.m. ET), according to the website.
Bad weather might have been a factor in the plane's disappearance, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.
"We still had lines of very heavy thunderstorms" when the plane was flying, Van Dam said. "But keep in mind, turbulence doesn't necessarily bring down Airplanes."
AirAsia is a Malaysia-based Airline that is popular in the region as a budget carrier. It has about 100 destinations, with subsidiaries in several Asian countries.
The Airline has a "very good" reputation for safety, CNN aviation correspondent Richard Quest said.
The loss of contact with the AirAsia plane comes nearly 10 months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which dropped off radar over Southeast Asia on March 8.
Searchers are yet to find any debris from Flight 370, which officials believe crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
U.S. President Barack Obama has been briefed, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, adding that American officials will continue to monitor the situation.

Breaking news update, posted at 12:42 a.m. 

Missing AirAsia Flight 8501 is carrying 162 people: 155 passengers, two Pilots and five cabin crew members, the Airline said in a statement.
On board are 157 from Indonesia, three South Koreans, one Malaysian and one Singaporean.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Many SpiceJet Ailines Flights cancelled till late afternoon on Tuesday; Ailine denied fuel uplift on pending dues


Petroleum Minister of India Dharmendra Pradhan told FE, We do not interfere in day to day working of the OMCs. Supplying to Ailines is a commercial decision. In case government takes a holistic decision (for Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines ), we would follow the same. Till now the petroleum ministry has not interfered.

In a response to queries, a Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines  spokesperson said, “There was a temporary operational issue. Flights have now resumed.”
Incidentally, oil marketing companies (OMCs) like HPCL and IOC had already put the Kalanithi Maran promoted low cost carrier on a cash and carry mode for several weeks because of the Ailine’s worsening financial condition. In contrast to a credit line on which Ailines operate, cash and carry means that the Ailine has to pay for fuel every time a Flight takes off.

Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines  is buying fuel from public sector OMCs on cash-and-carry model. Its ATF bill could range up to Rs 6-10 crore a day in Delhi Aiport in a day, an oil ministry official said.

Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines  has total liabilities of over Rs 2,000 crores to vendors, tax authorities and service providers, of which it needs to clear dues of Rs 1,500 crore immediately to continue operations, a top civil aviation ministry official said on Monday after day long meetings with the company management to find a lifeline.

On Monday morning, Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines  management had also sent an email to all Pilots asking them to be prepared for any eventuality in terms of survival for the Ailine. Later in the day, promoter Kalanithi Maran was understood to have given a personal guarantee to the government for payment of Aiport dues of about Rs 200 crore, leading the ministry to extend the payment deadline by a week.
Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines , which posted a record loss of Rs 1,000 crore in 2013-14 and has run up accumulated losses of INR 3,000 crore, currently apart has a negative net worth of Rs 1,5oo Crore.