Saturday, 4 February 2012

Is AirAsia Safe? No. But, we have babes!!!!!!


AirAsia recently said that stewardesses are their 'brand ambassadors'. We think that AirAsia's ambassadors should be their aircraft.

DON'T LET THE PRETTY GIRLS DISTRACT YOU. Look closely at the aircraft up above! The lower hinges are oozing grease and accumulated grit. The chipped and peeling tail section is like a quilt, haphazardly and repeatedly  'repaired' with a brush and a bucket of paint. The fuselage base coat is just that, a cheap undercoat without any attempt at gloss topcoat.  Here's a beaten used car you'd find in the Buy & Sell section of your local paper. 

So, is it any wonder they keep crashing? 

Speaking of news, why is it that every time that AirAsia comes to grief, no Malaysian newspapers cover the accidents? Why do we always have to find out from bloggers, not Malaysian journalists?  The last couple haven't cracked a mention. Are they reported?

Beauty may only be skin deep, but aircraft maintenance needs to go much deeper. As we have mentioned previously, AirAsia are not even members of IATA, unlike almost every other airline in the civilised world. IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry, all rules and regulations are defined by IATA. Their main aim is to provide safe and secure transportation to its passengers. Does AirAsia adequately maintain their aircraft? 

This is indicative of AirAsia's overall lack of attention to detail when it comes to maintenance. Rest assured, we do not use any digital retouching of any of our photographs; indeed, more often that not, we collect them from various blogs across the Internet. 


Some of you will remember our shocking AirAsia safety report from last year. Watch the video and consider the multitudinous faults - all on just one section of a wing. Do AirAsia consider this acceptable? They would not respond to our requests for comment. 


Is anyone going to die because of a bit of chipped paintwork? No. Our concern is the same lax attitudes go deep beneath the skin of the AirAsia aircraft. In the case of the video up above, those were not simply 'cosmetic' faults. Nor had these issues been remedied. Keep in mind, the photos were taken on an aircraft in mid-flight.

Compare the state of Malaysian aircraft maintenance with AirAsia's competitor, JetStar. If AirAsia's plane was a female job applicant  - it wouldn't even get an interview. For the record, ask us if we like JetStar! No, we think they are only marginally less crooked than AirAsia; however, by all reports they are safe.