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Pandemic Delays Final Report On Sriwijaya SJ182 Crash To 2023

SINGAPORE—The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said it needs another year before it can deliver the final report on the ill-fated Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ182. The 26-year-old Boeing 737-500 crashed into the Java Sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Jan. 9, 2021... Subscription Required. Pandemic Delays...
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2021 was safest year for flying since 2017

Far fewer people died in aviation tragedies in 2021 than in the previous year, a review of air safety reveals.Dutch aviation safety consultancy To70 reports that 81 people lost their lives in four fatal accidents worldwide last year – compared with 299 fatalities in five crashes in 2020.Relative to the level of flying, it was the safest year worldwide since 2017, with only one accident involving a passenger jet.On 9 January 2021, Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 took off from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, heading for Pontianak on the island of Borneo.But the Boeing 737-500 crashed into the Java Sea shortly...
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Indonesia lifts grounding of 737 Max

Jakarta has lifted the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, becoming the latest major Asia-Pacific jurisdiction to clear the type for a return to service. In a 27 December letter to Garuda Indonesia and Lion Airlines, director general of civil aviation Novie Riyanto said the grounding was lifted, pending modifications to flight controls and indication/recording systems.
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GMF AeroAsia eyes Makassar expansion

GMF AeroAsia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indonesian airport operator Angkasa Pura I (AP I) for the expansion of MRO operations. Under the agreement, GMF will explore building and operating a maintenance hangar at the AP I-operated Sultan Hasanuddin international airport in the eastern Indonesian city of Makassar. The MRO did not specify what capabilities would be housed at the facility.
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How pandemic pause shifted focus to safety in first half of 2021

Travel restrictions associated with the continuing Covid-19 pandemic mean that relatively little flying is taking place, so proportionately fewer fatal or serious accidents have happened so far in 2021 compared with the same period (January-June) in the pre-pandemic years. The resulting slower pace in personal and working lives, however –...
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Sriwijaya 737-500 crash probe spurs order to check autothrottle computers

Investigations into the fatal Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 accident earlier this year have spurred an order to operators of older 737 variants to conduct autothrottle checks aimed at detecting possible flap synchronisation component failure. But the US FAA is stressing that latent failure of the synchronisation wire is “highly unlikely”...
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Sriwijaya Air Accident Probe Prompts Mandatory 737 Classic Tests

The probe into the Jan. 9 crash of a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 has uncovered a potential latent autothrottle system failure that the FAA determined needs immediate attention on the in-service fleet, but the U.S. regulatory agency cautions that the issue did not likely play a role in the accident...
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Indonesian aviation sector tipped for full recovery in 2026

Indonesia’s aviation sector is expected to make a full recovery by 2026, contingent on vaccines and the successful containment of the pandemic. Domestic and international flight volumes are predicted to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2024 and in 2026, respectively, according to a white paper by Padjadjaran University (UNPAD) and commissioned by the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA).
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