Asean and Malaysia

Brunei’s first two C295 enter service

SHAH ALAM: Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF) on February 14 inducted into service its first two C295W medium tactical transport aircraft. Brunei ordered four C295s in 2022 though it is unclear when the other two aircraft will be delivered. Brunei joined four other countries in Asean – Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand […]

Asean and Malaysia

The Joneses…Brunei Buying C295s

SHAH ALAM: Brunei has signed the contract for the procurement of several Airbus C295MWs medium transport aircraft on December 2. Several as no firm numbers were mentioned in the release announcing the contract signing ceremony which took place at Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate. The release did […]

Defence Contract

Third CN-235 to Bandung

SHAH ALAM; Third CN To Bandung . The third RMAF CN-235 transporter has arrived in Bandung to be converted into an MSA on March 22. RMAF only announced the delivery of the aircraft – M44-01 – at Bandung on April 3. Tail number 01 was previously used as a VIP […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

Selamat Jalan Fulcrum, Part II

SHAH ALAM: IN my previous posting – Selamat Jalan, Fulcrum A Photo Tribute – I stated that the future of RMAF Fulcrums remained uncertain as there was no official word on its future. Recently, the decision to award the squadron colours to the sole Fulcrum unit – No 17 Skuadron […]

Malaysia - RMAF

RMAF CN235 Ditched, Crew Survived

SHAH ALAM: A RMAF CN-235 air-lifter ditched next to the shoreline at Kuala Selangor, this morning. The eight crew members escaped with minor injuries. The CN-235-220M – M44-07 – was taking part in the flypast rehearsals for the Colours Award ceremony scheduled for Monday when it developed mechanical trouble about […]

Malaysia - RMAF

RMAF’s newest helicopter unveiled

SHAH ALAM: RMAF’s latest aircraft, Airbus Helicopters H120/EC120, made its public debut albeit at the Subang airbase today. The helicopter, the first of five light helicopters, will be used for basic rotary wing training at the Kolej Tentera Udara in Alor Setar. The first training course using the new helicopter […]

Malaysia - RMAF

C295 and the MPA requirement

SHAH ALAM: IN my recent reports on the MPA requirement, I stated that the CN235 is probably the favourite to win the programme if the funding goes ahead for RMK11. But it appears that the CN235 may not be able to take part at all as the Airbus Defence and […]