MAS signed a P.A with ATR for the acquistion of 10 ATR aircraft + 10 Options, for Fire Fly, on the 24th Oct 2007.
This was been my 23rd involment in helping finalise an Agreement for airlines (MAS, Jet Airways, Go Air)
Below:When two legal brains show some interest, something is up. Rohaila (who finished worked at 2 am) and Francios (ATR).
Our MD, Eddy Leong, trying to convince his boss, MAS M.D Dato Idris Jalal, that we have left some margin for the 72-600.
FireFly - LCC subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines is my 5th Airline after MAS, Jet Airways, Magic Airlines (India) and Go Air(India).
Yes, this will be my last assignment.
I Joined the airline on 15th Aug 2007 as Head of Flight Training ( Jan 2008, redisgnated as Head of Flight Operations) and in charge of the Malaysian ATR Training Centre that MAS intended to start. It is a difficult mountain but probably would be the one to remember in my latter years.
Currently we are finalising the Purchase Agreement for 10+10 ATR 72-500's for Firefly and next week the ATR training team would be down.
Below is our Negotiating team, with Fook Meng taking this shot. From Left : Francios ( Contracts -ATR) , Rohaila ( MAS's Legal Manager), Eddy Leong (M.D -Firefly), & Christophe (the Sales & Marketing Director for ATR).