Tag: Indonesia

Bomb Threat: Passengers Evacuated From AirAsia Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A bomb threat onboard a AirAsia flight at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) forced the evacuation of passengers from the aircraft. AirAsia, in a statement today, confirmed that flight AK423 bound for Banda Acheh, Indonesia, from klia2 was grounded for security check following a disruptive guest onboard the flight. “As a precautionary measure, […]

3 Volcanoes Erupt, Disrupting Some Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Eruptions at three volcanoes in Indonesia have darkened skies in parts of the archipelago and disrupted some flights. Mount Rinjani in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, the Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra and Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku have all erupted in the past couple of days. No one has been injured, but flights at […]

Garuda Indonesia to Receive 14 A330neo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Garuda Indonesia has confirmed an order with Airbus for the purchase of 14 A330-900neo, the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, to support the company’s growth and business expansion in the future. The deal was signed at a ceremony in London in the presence of the President of Indonesia, His Excellency Joko […]

Russian Jet Fighters in Asia: Why Politics Still Matters

Reading Time: 4 minutes Moscow faces competition in attempting to sell its most modern jet in Asia. Its best selling point is still politics. Russia is known for exporting combat aircraft throughout the world. From the beginning of the Cold War onward, Soviet and Russian MiGs, Sukhois and Yaks have formed the backbone of many air forces throughout the […]

Russia Signing Contract With China on Su-35 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia and China have signed a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 Flanker jet fighters, Rostec’s director of international cooperation and regional policy Viktor Kladov said Thursday. “The long negotiations have ended with the signing of a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 fighters to China,” Kladov told RIA Novosti. He […]

Indonesia Lacks Certified MROs Despite Large, Growing Market

Reading Time: 5 minutes Indonesia only has one internationally certified MRO provider, even though the country is the largest airline market in Southeast Asia. The country had 58.9 million domestic and 13.7 million international passengers last year, representing year-on-year growth of 6% and 5%, respectively, according to Indonesia’s central bureau of statistics. The Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) database […]