Mysterious fire at Malaysia Airlines avionics workshop in Subang


A fire broke out at the Malaysia Airlines avionics workshop in Subang at 4.00pm on Wednesday, 26 March.

The incident was reported on Wee Choo Keong’s blog.

Now, what is the cause of the fire?

What is avionics (aviation electronics). These are electronic systems used on aircraft. According to Wikipedia, they include “communications, navigation, the display and management of multiple systems, and the hundreds of systems that are fitted to aircraft to perform individual functions. These can be as simple as a searchlight for a police helicopter or as complicated as the tactical system for an airborne early warning platform.”

According to Asian Aviation
, Malaysia Airlines Aerospace Engineering’s avionics workshop has capabilities covering components overhaul and testing for 777, A330 and 737 models alongside the single-aisle A320 family.

Three days earlier, a Malaysia Airlines MH066 A330-300 aircraft Kuala Lumpur to Incheon, South Korea, was diverted to Hong Kong due to a generator failure, which forced it to resort to an auxilliary power unit. (How many generators and power units does an A330-300 have? Were they all inspected and working before take-off?)

Was this avionics workshop also responsible for the maintenance of the electronic systems for the missing MH370?

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Our police would only swing into immediate action if Anwar is rumoured
to be involved in this fire outbreak.

Don Anamalai

So much ‘afflictions’ on MAS lately.
MAS may need to re-examine its feng shui.
It is a national duty for Lilian Too or Joel Yap to step in now?


I’ve been told the Avionics shop has always been a clean room with mainly electronic benches, repair stations and storage facilities for avionics components coming in for maintenance, repairs and installation. On one side is a wall full of documents, volumes and volumes of manuals and documentation for all electronic equipment used by MAS. Thus a fire is considered disturbingly mysterious! …unless MAS or whoever has access to this facility has much to hide, no? With the on-going investigation into missing aircraft MH370, we should expect a high level police investigating team to have swung into action don’t we? Malaysia… Read more »

Shakirin AlIkram

As in the saying `IT never rains BUT it pours’ and it may in one way or another be indicative of MAS state of service & maintenance diligence and thoroughness first MH370 transponders `malfunction’ then generator `failure’ now a fire inits Avionics workshop. One disgruntled staff had complained on fB that MAS had cut of the food subsidy (that they had to tapau lunch) hotel allowance as well as OTs, in its austerity drive. With these backdrops, and since FBI had found nothing incriminating and implicating KaptZ & his co-pilot of any criminal involvement in MH370 mysterious disappearanc. Who-dunnit and… Read more »

Aisay man

Ah ! A new clue yet again !?