Lion Air

Lion Air Boeing 737 suffers runway excursion

A Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER skidded off the runway as it attempted to backtrack at Bandar Lampung Radin Inten II Airport (TKG) in Indonesia. No injuries were reported....


Boeing reaches agreement for most Lion Air 737 MAX crash claims

A court filing revealed that Boeing reached agreements to settle most of the complaints filed regarding the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 that killed 189 people in October 2018. More than 90% of the claims have been addressed....


Boeing 737 MAX crisis: Burned bridges (Part III)

As the Boeing 737 MAX groundings are set to continue, Boeing has burned many bridges with the crews, airlines and passengers. ...


Lion Air halts flights 2nd time, points to passenger behavior

Lion Air group airlines are suspending scheduled domestic and international flights indefinitely starting from June 5, 2020. The suspension comes a week after the first hold off of flights ended. In both cases, the company said the decision was based on passengers’ behavior, as they were failing to meet  travel conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...


Boeing CEO names mistake with 737 MAX, denies coziness with FAA

Exactly one year after Lion Air flight 610 crash, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg stood before the U.S. Senate Committee to address aviation safety, MAX development and certification process and Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “cozy relationship” topics. Among them, Muilenburg spoke about the “mistakes made” with the 737 MAX aircraft and revealed for how long he knew about messages exchange betwee...


Investigators flag MCAS ahead of Lion Air crash final report

Mechanical and design flaws of the Boeing 737 MAX and lack of information on how to deal with malfunctions of the jet flight-control system by pilots contributed to the crash of the Lion Air Flight JT610 in October 2018, Indonesian investigators have told victims’ families, ahead of the release of the final report into the crash that killed 189 people and foreshadowed the MAX crisis....


Boeing’s Ethiopian, Lion Air crash victims fund starts operations

Boeing’s fund for Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes relief has started operations, the U.S. planemaker announced on September 23, 2019. The fund is to provide $50 million, half of Boeing’s initial $100 million pledge, for the victims' families in “immediate financial assistance”. ...


Indonesian investigators to further scrutinize 737 MAX software

The final findings by Indonesian investigators of the fatal Lion Air flight JT610 crash causes are expected to be published in October 2019. In their final report, the investigators will be more critical of Boeing and the role of MAX software systems malfunction in the accident than they were when writing the preliminary report, media reports suggest....


Low-cost carrier boom in Asia (Part II)

As mainline carriers consolidate the market share in Asia-Pacific, somebody has to fill the void left in the market. This is where the carriers like IndiGo or AirAsia Group come in:...


Indonesia threatens to halt Airbus orders over spat with EU

Indonesia is reportedly considering halting the import of Airbus passenger aircraft as a result of a trade dispute with the European Union (EU). Retaliating over the EU’s imposed restrictions on the export of palm oil biodiesel, the Indonesian government is now aiming to hit where it hurts most – the European plane maker’s order book....