Articles tagged “lion air”

Airlines

Lion Air Postpones Planned IPO Amid Global Fears Over Travel Demand

Things are going to get worse for most of the world's airlines before they get better. This is no time for an airline to sell a public offering.

Lion Air Postpones Planned IPO Amid Global Fears Over Travel Demand

Airlines

Congress Grills FAA Officials on Why Boeing Jet Wasn’t Grounded Sooner

Boeing has gotten much of the blame in the 737 Max aftermath. But on Wednesday it was the FAA's turn to face harsh questions around its oversight and handling of the crisis.

Congress Grills FAA Officials on Why Boeing Jet Wasn’t Grounded Sooner

Airlines

Blame in Indonesia’s Final Report on Lion Air Crash Doesn’t Exclude Boeing

While Indonesian aviation authorities have concluded that multiple factors led to the crash of Lion Air flight 610 one year ago, Boeing's automated MCAS system is heavily implicated in the report.

Blame in Indonesia’s Final Report on Lion Air Crash Doesn’t Exclude Boeing

Airlines

Boeing Kicks Off Paris Air Show With 737 Max Apology

At the aviation industry's largest yearly gathering, Boeing apologized to airline operators and the families of the 346 people who died in two Max crashes. But their belated contrition may not be enough to regain trust — or traction against rival Airbus, for that matter.

Boeing Kicks Off Paris Air Show With 737 Max Apology

Airlines

Boeing Needs More Time to Complete Max Software Upgrade

Time is money. Airlines will want Boeing to get the upgrade out as soon as possible so they can safely start flying their expensive aircraft again.

Boeing Needs More Time to Complete Max Software Upgrade

Airlines

Lion Air Indonesia Looks Beyond Crash With Possible $1 Billion IPO

Lion Air is revisiting its IPO plans, even as its crash last October is being kept in the news by the latest Boeing 737 Max crisis. May not be the best timing.

Lion Air Indonesia Looks Beyond Crash With Possible $1 Billion IPO

Online Travel

The Dirty Business Targeting AirAsia Indonesia Just Got Dirtier

It appears that AirAsia has a bigger problem on its hands than it can possibly imagine. Now, even the largest local tour operators have stopped selling its flights on their online platforms. Whatever the outcome, one thing is clear: Online travel booking is such a powerful weapon.

The Dirty Business Targeting AirAsia Indonesia Just Got Dirtier

Airlines

Black Box From Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max Crash Shows ‘Clear Similarities’ With Lion Air Tragedy

The cause of the Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max 8 crash will likely take time to determine but preliminary indications are that the parallels with the Lion Air crash are more than casual. The cozy relationship between Boeing and the FAA may come back to bite both of them.

Black Box From Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max Crash Shows ‘Clear Similarities’ With Lion Air Tragedy

Online Travel

Did AirAsia’s Rivals Arm-Twist Online Travel Agencies to Stop Selling Its Low Airfares?

Any form of industry players conspiring to protect their self-interests should be thoroughly investigated. Hopefully this unsettling episode in Indonesia will end soon and everyone can go back to booking the best deal they can get without lame invisible hands interfering with the process.

Did AirAsia’s Rivals Arm-Twist Online Travel Agencies to Stop Selling Its Low Airfares?

Tourism

Pilot Shortage Threatens to Stifle Asia’s Tourism Boom

Asian airlines are scrambling to build academies to train new pilots. But tourism economies are increasingly being hurt by the dearth of pilots. The industry needs to come together with better solutions to solve this looming labor crisis.

Pilot Shortage Threatens to Stifle Asia’s Tourism Boom