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User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5769 times:

My question to anyone who may know: On the Malaysia Airlines aircraft, there are 3 letters with a little corner shaded in a red triangle (MAS). Does anyone know the significance of that? Does it mean anything special? Malaysian Air System? Could that be it?


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User currently offlineSlarty From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5739 times:

Quoting N276AASTT (Thread starter):
Could that be it?

Good observation ... not sure! But your suggestion sounds totally plausible. (I guess I failed my internet IQ test? LOL)

If so, the next three questions you need to answer are:

1) Why red?
2) Why a triangle?
3) Why bottom right?


User currently offlineJFK998 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5720 times:

The MAS in the red triangle fully stands for Malaysia Airline System, the red triangles are simply to show the letters more clearly than it would be shown with the blue paint. Malaysia Airlines full name (no one uses it though) is Malaysia Airline System-Berhad, Inc.

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5718 times:

original blue fonting and red, colors of MAS Bhd.


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User currently offlineChrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1071 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

MAS, comes from their official company name, and it used to be in their old livery such as this. You will still see people refering to the airline as MAS as well as the usual MH and now incorrect "Malaysian"

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User currently offlineMAS777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

Malaysians worldwide still call Malaysia Airlines, 'MAS'.

Locally in Malaysia - 'MAS' was chosen as a colloquiol acronym (which cunningly was also short for 'Malaysian Airline System') as it emulated the word 'Emas' (pronounced - 'er-mas') which in Malay means 'Gold'. Hence MAS' previous and current service models were (and some still are) based around the word 'gold' - eg. Golden Club Class, Golden Lounge, Golden Boutique and its old inflight magazine was called 'Wings of Gold'. Its former slogan was 'Fly the Golden world of MAS' throughout much of the 70s and 80s.

Sceptics have also found other uses for the acronym however as MAS and SIA split into its current existing entities...
'MAS' - 'Mana Ada Sistem' (translates into 'Where is the System') whilst 'SIA' equally was read as 'Sistem Ini Ada' (translating into 'Here is the System').

MAS has however come a long way since the 70s and as a result Malaysians still fondly call it 'MAS'.


User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days ago) and read 5487 times:

Thank you for the responses, I appreciate all the information you all gave me. RESPECT


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