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Contenders for MAS Stake Become Public

Malaysia Airlines has taken the next step in selling a stake of the carrier to another company in its quest to return to profitability. The country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says that five bids have been received in hopes of selling part of the struggling carrier and keep it flying. Previously, the Government of Malaysia has threatened rebranding or shuttering the carrier should a new shareholder not be found. Internationally, Japan Airlines has been mentioned as considering up to a…

Malindo Air Receives First of 3,700 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Less than a week ago, Boeing grounded all 737 MAX flights after a potential manufacturing flaw in 30 of the new LEAP engines on the aircraft. However, the FAA cleared Boeing to fly certain MAX jets with engines that were not affected by the problems allowing the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer…

Malindo Air Expects to Become First 737 MAX 8 Operator

Malindo Air will become the first airline to operate the Boeing 737 MAX 8 on a revenue flight. The aircraft will depart Boeing Field on May 15 and arrive in Kuala Lumpur on May 17. The carrier took the title of the launch customer for the 737 MAX 8 after…