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4 killed after Indonesia Air Force plane crashes into home

An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house on the main island of Java on Wednesday, killing both people on board and two people in the house, a senior official said. The plane was on a routine maintenance flight when it crashed near Abdul Rahman Saleh air force base in Malang, a hilly town in East Java province, said air force chief Air Marshal Agus Supriatna. Supriatna said the pilo...

Aviation Expert Agrees with Indonesia Airlines Poor Rating Report

Aviation expert Samudra Sukardi said that he agrees with the ratings given by AirlineRatings.com that named eight of the country’s airlines as the least safe in the world. "It’s true. The fact is, we have accidents and others,” Samudra to Tempo on Saturday (9/1). Samudra considered that the low rating could not be separated from the government’s role, w...

Why Garuda’s A330 Super Diamond decision is telling

Indonesian national carrier Garuda Indonesia has taken a huge step forward in business class with the selection of B/E Super Diamond outward-facing herringbone seats, which will set a new standard in regional ASEAN business. Many of the airline’s competitors — including more highly regarded carriers like Singapore Airlines — offer less impressive products, like SQ’s Webe...

Indonesian passengers stung by delay due to bee on plane

A bee delayed an Indonesian passenger plane for four hours after getting stuck in vital equipment and causing a problem with the aircraft’s controls, the airline said on Wednesday. The flight, operated by Indonesian flag carrier Garuda, was scheduled to take off Tuesday morning from the western island of Sumatra and head for Jakarta. But the pilot of the Boeing 737, which was carrying...

Indonesian T-50 crashes during aerial display

A Korea Aerospace Industries/Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle jet trainer/light combat aircraft belonging to the Indonesian air force crashed on 19 December, during an aerial display at Yogyakarta, Java. The T-50 is believed to have been flying to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the air force’s flight school and local reports claim the supersonic aircraft spiralled to the ground, killi...

Indonesian-Made N219 Plane Readies for Take Off

Indonesia's aviation experts have pegged test flights for a small propeller plane, deemed the N219, for May next year - five months behind schedule. The aircraft, developed by National Space and Aviation Agency (Lapan) and state aircraft producer Dirgantara Indonesia, was unveiled to public in a ceremony on Thursday, after several months of delay. "The development of N219 was a...

Indonesian president rejects AW101 purchase

AgustaWestland’s hopes of selling three VVIP-configured AW101 helicopters to Indonesia appear to have been dashed after the country’s leader Joko Widodo rejected an air force plan for their acquisition. On 25 November the head of the air force, Air Marshal Agus Supriatna, said the force had selected the UK-built 15.6t rotorcraft for the requirement, noting that there was no Indonesi...

Garuda Indonesia Launches Balikpapan –- Jeddah Flights

The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, Wednesday (2/12), inaugurated flights from Balikpapan ( via Medan ) – Jeddah, as an effort to expand interational network, as well as to meet the needs of Garuda Indonesia’s passenger for seamless connection to Jeddah from Kalimantan region. The Inauguration flight service from Balikpapan – Jeddah via Medan was conducted jointly by t...

Indonesia to Inspect Airbus A320 Planes Following AirAsia Crash Investigation

Indonesia will inspect all 75 Airbus A320 jets flown by domestic airlines, following a report this week that cited component failure as one factor in the crash of an AirAsia jet last year that killed 162 people. Indonesia's Directorate General for Civil Aviation said Thursday that it would check for any rudder system issues on A320s flown by domestic airlines, including the budget carriers...

Indonesia Says Crew Action Caused Crashed AirAsia Jet to Lose Control

Indonesian investigators said on Tuesday that crew action caused a loss of control and the stalling of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 aboard. The plane's flight control computer had a cracked solder joint that malfunctioned repeatedly, including four times during the flight, and 23 times the previous year. "Subsequent flight crew a...

Cathay Pacific settles antitrust case in Canada

Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday said it would pay C$6 million ($4.48 million) to settle an antitrust case in Canada involving its cargo operations. According to media reports in Hong Kong, the carrier made the announcement in a filing to the local stock exchange, and the settlement agreement is pending approval by the Canadian courts. The filing reportedly also said that Cathay Pacific...

Male Passenger from Taiwan Dies Suddenly on EVA Flight

A 25 year-old man was found dead on an EVA Airways flight Wednesday while the aircraft was in the air, destined for the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The cause of death of the man, identified as Su Hsin-piao, could not be confirmed as of press time. EVA Air said Su was sweating and having convulsions before passing out and showing no signs of...