Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crash
Bumpy runways, hair-raising safety lapses, remote airstrips with no navigation systems and a dire shortage of experienced captains and maintenance crews.Indonesia is one of the world's fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under fresh scrutiny since a fatal Lion Air crash last month as the sector struggles to keep up with its breakneck expansion, putting safety at risk, analysts warn."The vast increase in demand and operations has seen more regular accidents or events taking place that are preventable," said Stephen Wright, an aviation expert at the University of (...)
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