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  1. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Pilot error a factor in 2013 Lion Air crash off Bali, inquiry finds

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Pilot error ruled a factor in Lion Air crash off Bali Pilot errors, inadequate crew training and lapses in emergency procedures led to a plane operated by fast-growing budget carrier Lion Air crashing into the sea off Bali in April 2013, according to a final report into the incident. None of the 108 passengers and crew died in the incident, which took place ...

  2. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Lion Air jet crashes into the sea off Bali, but all aboard survive

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 05:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Denpasar, Indonesia Lion Air Boeing breaks in two after missing runway at Denpasar airport; 45 taken to hospital Passengers last night told of their chaos and terror as an Indonesian airliner missed the runway in Bali, landed in the sea and broke in two. None of the more than 100 passengers on board the jet, operated by Indonesian airline Lion Air, ...

  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airbus to sign mega A320 order from Asian carrier Lion Air

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 10:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris European aerospace giant Airbus will sign an order from Indonesian low-cost carrier Lion Air for more than 200 A320 medium-haul jets at a ceremony on Monday with French President Francois Hollande, business daily Les Echos reported in its Monday edition. Airbus and the presidency both declined to comment. Earlier on Sunday the presidential office said ...

  4. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Bali crash rings alarm bell on pace of Indonesian aviation sector's growth

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 05:41pm by AFP

    ... at pace of aviation growth The dramatic crash of a Lion Air plane into the sea off Bali has raised fears that Indonesia's fastest-growing carrier may be putting passenger safety at risk ... the country's aviation sector- a lack of experienced crew to meet rapidly growing demand. Launched 13 years ago with just one plane, Lion Air has made two of the world's largest aircraft orders ...


    Air Asia boss vows to meet challenger head on

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes has vowed to give Indonesian rival Lion Air “a real run for their money” after it announced plans for a new low-cost carrier, a report said Thursday. Indonesia’s PT Lion Mentari Airlines and a Malaysian partner called NADI said this week that their Malindo Airways would launch flights around the region from Kuala ...

  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Crash course for Chinese planes in Indonesia and Myanmar

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... a troubled history when it comes to air safety. In April, a Lion Air plane belly-flopped into the ocean just shy of the runway off the resort island of Bali and snapped in half. All 108 people aboard ... of compliance with international safety rules. It has lifted restrictions for some carriers as improvements are made, but Lion Air and Merpati remain on the blacklist. Myanmar state television, ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Vietnam's airline industry on course to become world's third-fastest growing

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:34am by Reuters

    ... and Indonesia’s Lion Air. Those ambitious plans may have shaken state-run flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) into expediting its long-awaited initial public offering and fleet expansion. VNA dominates ...

  8. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    AirAsia buys 100 Airbus A320s and A320neos jets

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... the country's exchange operator said. AirAsia has slumped since September amid concern competition may intensify after Indonesia's Lion Mentari Airlines said it would help set up a rival low-cost ...

  9. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airlines step up their game in fight for Asia's jet set

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:57pm by Reuters

    ... like the way the A380 was launched.” While low-cost carriers such as Malaysia’s AirAsia and Indonesia’s Lion Air have been grabbing headlines with record plane orders to feed rapid demand ...

  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    AirAsia chief has energy for just one more 'biggie'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... a venture backed by Indonesia's Lion Mentari Airlines, is set to start low-cost flights in Malaysia next year as the region's economic growth spurs travel demand. "The accelerated ...



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