Indonesian carrier Lion Air has received its first A330-900. The arrival makes the airline the first from the Asia-Pacific region to fly the A330neo. The A330neo will be used by Lion Air for non-stop long-haul services from Indonesia.
Boeing has insisted safety is at the core of its activities in response to the preliminary report into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 by the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau.
Ethiopian transport minister, Dagmawit Moges, has said there are “clear similarities” between recent accidents involving Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air jets.
Chinese authorities have suspended the use of the Boeing 737 Max 8 by domestic carriers following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft over the weekend. It was the second fatal accident involving the aircraft type following its launch in 2017.
Lion Air Group has sought to alert the public about an airline staff recruitment scam that uses its brand without authorisation.
Flight JT610 crashed into the sea shortly after take-off for the short journey to Pangkal Pinang from Jakarta last year with the loss of 189 lives. The main body of the Boeing 737 MAX has yet to be found.
Lion Air flight JT 610 has come down shortly after take-off from Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Some 188 people were on board the Boeing 737 as it crashed into the sea on route to Pangkal Pinang, in the Bangka Belitung Islands.
Boeing and the Lion Air Group have announced a deal for 50 of the new 737 MAX 10 planes, which will be the most fuel-efficient and profitable single-aisle jet in the aviation industry.
Boeing and the Lion Air Group have celebrated the very first 737 MAX 9 to be delivered. The airplane will go into service with Thai Lion Air, where its added capacity will help the airline launch several international routes.
Boeing and the Lion Group, Indonesia’s largest airline group, have commemorated the delivery of the carrier’s 100th Next-Generation 737 at a special event. “This is an amazing moment for the Lion Group,” said Lion Group president director Rusdi Kirana.
Up to 45 passengers were injured when a Lion Air plane crashed into the sea off the coast of Bali.