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Air Transportation in Malaysia

(24 May 2007)


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Air Transportation in Malaysia

From hot air balloons to eagle-powered contraptions, for centuries, man's dream has been to touch the sky. Thanks to pioneering individuals in the early 20th century, flying became a reality. Stamps featuring air transportation in Malaysia issued as a tribute to our country's involvement in aviation, showcasing five aircrafts from different sectors, each bearing its own significance in history.

GAF N22 Nomad

The GAF N22 Nomad is a twin-engine, multipurpose utility transport. A star in its own right, the aircraft was not only featured in a television series, but its design also served as a foundation for future coastal patrol aircraft.

de Havilland Canada DHC 7-110

Also fondly known as the Dash 7, the short take-off and landing DHC 7-110 is a versatile aircraft capable of flying and landing in city areas. Thanks to the noise restrictions in the 70s, DHC 7-110 was built with slower rotating blades to substantially reduce its sound.

Shorts SC.7 Skyvan

A utility box-car aircraft, it is used mainly for short-haul freight, cargo transport and sometimes even for sky-diving. The aircraft's amazing landing capabilities makes it popular and highly sought after by a variety of civilian operators.

Airspeed Consul

In 1947, Malaysia's inaugural commercial flight seated only 5 passengers in the twin engine Airspeed Consul, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The Airspeed Consul has since made way for more technologically advanced aircraft.

Douglas DC-3

The new technology of its time brought a vastly improved aircraft - the Douglas DC-3. The aircraft's significantly reduced flight time popularized air travel, and in 1947, our country's pioneering commercial airline carrier added the 21-seater to its steadily-growing fleet.

Technical Details

Date of Issue 24 may 2007
Denomination 30 sen, 50 sen x 2
Stamp Size 40mm x 30mm
Miniature Sheet Denomination RM1.00 x 2
Miniature Sheet Size 100mm x 70mm
Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet 40mm x 30mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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