Updates at 3:00 pm on 21-1-2015: The Indonesian Minister of Transport, Ignasius Jonan told BBC today that: “Now route permits must be obtained four months before the flight and airlines will not be allowed to sell tickets before that.”, HERE. In the light of this statement, lets see whether AirAsia will remove the Melbourne – Bali route from its booking engine HERE. Continue Reading »
Updates on 14-1-2015: Jakarta Post – “I admitted that administrative negligence occurred when requesting the change in flight schedule, as the verbal information failed to reach the ministry,” Sunu Widyatnoko said. Sunu Widyatnoko is the director of AirAsia. For full Jakarta Post report HERE.
On 13-1-2015 it has been reported in Antara News that AirAsia had finally admitted during the hearing before the Members of the Commission V of the Indonesian House of Representatives that AirAsia was only allowed to fly four days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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Updates on 13-1-2015: Today Jakarta Post has published that the divers have retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane’s second black box, which was believed to have recording of the conversations of the pilots, from the bottom of the Java Sea. For more detail please read HERE.
12-1-2015: PANGKALAN BUN: The flight data recorder of the sunken AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is found to be in good condition, Indonesian authorities said on Monday.
The black box will be sent to Jakarta on Monday for analysis.
“The flight data recorder has been recovered,” Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), told a press conference. He added that the black box was discovered under the wing of the ill-fated Airbus 320-200 that went down on Dec 28 in the Java Sea.
The other black box – the cockpit voice recorder – has also been located in the afternoon, but not retrieved yet, he noted.
The Strait Times report, HERE.
Updates 11-1-2015: It has been reported that on Sunday Indonesian divers found the crucial black box flight recorders of the AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people aboard but they failed to retrieve it immediately from the seabed because it was stuck under debris from the main body of the plane.
Updates 10-1-2015: The Indonesian investigators have found and lifted up the tail of the crashed AirAsia flight QZ-8501 but no black box was found, HERE.
Updates 9-1-2015: Jakarta Post reported: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was concerned with the slow compensation payments to next of kin of passengers on board the AirAsia flight QZ8501, Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan says, HERE.
On 7-1-2015 AirAsia has confirmed that it was offering family members of passengers on Flight QZ8501 monetary compensation following the Dec. 28 crash. It had also said it was conferring with families individually to show its “good intention”.
It has been reported that the Indonesian transport ministry has banned AirAsia from flying six of its domestic flights in the country as part of the crackdown on violation of regulations by the low cost airline. Continue Reading »
According to the Kompas.Com news report published last night at 20:25, the Indonesian Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pak Ignatius Jonan, has said that he had a discussion/meeting with the CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandez. From the said discussion/meeting, Tony Fernandez has admitted that flight QZ8501 was not in accordance with the permit. Continue Reading »