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Airline based in Indonesia

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PT Lion Mentari Airlines, operating as Lion Air, is an Indonesian low-cost airline. Based in Jakarta, Lion Air is the country's largest privately run airline, the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia after AirAsia and the largest airline of Indonesia. The airline operates domestic as well as international routes, which connects different destinations of Indonesia to Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, India, Japan and Saudi Arabia, as well as charter routes to China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Macau, with more than 630 flights per day.


Indonesia to publish final report on Lion Air crash next month

Indonesia's transport safety agency (KNKT) will publish a final report in September into last year's crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max after obtaining feedback from stakeholders, the country's..
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FAA knew another 737 Max malfunction was likely after Lion Air

On Wednesday, Federal Aviation Administration officials tried to defend the decisions they made after a 737 Max jet crashed in Indonesia last year. But in a Senate hearing, it was revealed they..
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Audio reveals pilots questioned Boeing after Lion Air crash; Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says trade war hurting farmers.
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Ethiopian pilot pleaded for training after Lion Air Boeing 737 Max crash

Just days after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max nosedived in Indonesia, an Ethiopian Airlines pilot began pleading with his bosses for more training on the Max.
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Audio reveals pilots questioned Boeing after Lion Air crash

CBS News has obtained audio from the American Airlines pilots' union, in which members confronted Boeing about new features to the Max 737 that may have been factors in two deadly crashes. Kris Van..
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Boeing CEO addresses public on 737 MAX

For the first time since the Lion Air crash, Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg is set to speak to the public
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Boeing to cut 737 Max production following crashes

Aviation giant's CEO says deadly Ethiopian Air and Lion Air crashes due to "erroneous activation" of software
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Boeing admits likely factor in deadly crashes

Boeing admits for the first time that a faulty sensor may be to blame for two deadly crashes of its new 737 Max 8 jets. Three-hundred-forty-six people were killed in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines..
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Boeing CEO says flight control system may be to blame in deadly crashes

A preliminary report shows striking similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes
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Grounded Boeing 737 Max also grounds FAA reputation

Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes are only the latest tragedies from Federal Aviation Administration's coziness with airline industry: Our view
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World wants answers from Indonesia and Ethiopia crashes

Indonesian investigators described the panic of pilots grappling with airspeed and altitude problems in the last moments of their doomed Lion Air flight, as comparisons mounted to a disaster in..
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FBI and Pentagon inspector general joining Boeing investigations

Indonesian investigators confirmed an off-duty pilot was in the cockpit of the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max plane that experienced trouble, one day before a deadly crash. They did not say whether he helped..
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Eye Opener: Trump keeps going after late Sen. John McCain

President Trump is refusing to tone down his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain despite growing pushback from fellow Republicans. Also, Indonesian investigators confirmed an off-duty pilot was in the..
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Pilots searched for right checklist before Lion Air crash: investigators

Indonesian investigators said on Thursday the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks and were..
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Indonesian investigators say pilots of doomed Lion Air flight were searching checklist

Indonesian investigators said on Thursday the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks and were..
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Indonesian investigators to hold news conference on Lion Air crash

Indonesian investigators said on Thursday that information from the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed in October was leaked to the media and they would hold a news conference at..
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U.S. probed FAA's Boeing 737 Max software approval last year: Bloomberg

U.S. officials started investigating the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 Max software linked to the Lion Air plane crash last year weeks after the accident, Bloomberg..
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FBI joins 737 Max investigation as new details emerge about 2018 Lion Air crash

The FBI is joining the investigation into the certification process of Boeing's 737 Max planes. The announcement comes as new reports reveal pilots of October's Lion Air crash scrambled to understand..
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FBI to assist in Boeing 737 Max investigation

CBS News confirms the FBI will assist in the investigation into how the 737 Max was certified to fly. The development comes as new details emerge about the final moments of the Lion Air jet that..
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Lion Air plane malfunctioned a day before deadly crash

According to Bloomberg News, the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max jet that crashed in October had malfunctioned the day before, but on that flight an extra pilot on board knew how to correct the problem...
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Exclusive: Lion Air pilots scoured handbook in minutes before crash - sources

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards in the final minutes before it hit the water killing all 189 people on..
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Report: Off-duty pilot saved plane one day before deadly Lion Air crash

A new report from Bloomberg says an off-duty pilot intervened when a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max began experiencing flight control problems just one day before it crashed into the sea. The pilot knew how..
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Doomed Boeing pilots reportedly scoured manual in final moments

Same Lion Air jet might have crashed day before if not for hitch-hiking pilot who knew how to override new flight control system, Bloomberg reports
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Lion Air Boeing 737 Max jet reportedly nearly crashed the day before

Dramatic new details were revealed about the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max jet that crashed off Indonesia last October, killing 189 people. A report from Bloomberg says that same plane nearly crashed the day..
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Jump-seat pilot reportedly saved Boeing Max jet one day before Lion Air crash

Day before a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed off of Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people aboard, pilots struggled for control of the same aircraft.
USATODAY.com - Published

Exclusive: Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots' frantic search for fix - sources

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with..
Reuters - Published

Investigators find similarities between Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes

French investigators said Monday the black boxes taken from the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 showed similarities between that crash and the Lion Air crash in October. There are growing calls for an..
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: Data shows angle of attack similar in Boeing 737 crashes

Investigators probing the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jet eight days ago have found strong similarities in the 'angle of attack' data recorded by the doomed aircraft's cockpit..
Reuters - Published

Boeing, FAA employees told to retain 737 Max jet certification documents

Boeing's pilot training is under scrutiny, as investigators analyze data from the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people. CBS News has learned U.S. pilots were given initial training of 56..
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Ethiopian plane's black box shows "clear similarities" with Lion Air crash, official says

Both deadly crashes involved Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners, which have been grounded by many nations in wake of second disaster
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Ethiopia says crashed jet's black boxes show similarities to Lion Air disaster

The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people had "clear similarities" with October's Lion Air crash, Ethiopia said on Sunday, shown by initial analysis of the black boxes recovered..
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Ethiopian crash investigators find piece of wreckage with similar setting to Lion Air plane: sources

Investigators have found a piece of a stabilizer in the wreckage of an Ethiopian jet with the trim set in an unusual position similar to that of a Lion Air plane that crashed last year, two sources..
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Indonesia to speed up release of Lion Air crash report: safety agency head

Indonesia plans to speed up the release of the report into its investigation of the October crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 that killed all 189 people on board to "between July to August", the head of the..
Reuters - Published

Black boxes may hold clues in deadly plane crash

The acting FAA administrator said satellite data showed the flight pitched up and down in a similar way to the Lion Air flight that crashed in October
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Acting FAA head calls Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes "very similar"

The U.S. is grounding all Boeing 737 Max jets after investigators found similarities between two deadly crashes involving the aircraft in the past five months. The FAA issued an emergency order..
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FAA to open proceeding on fatal Boeing crashes

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it plans to open a proceeding into two fatal Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 plane crashes after it said data showed "some similarities" in the Lion Air and..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian Airlines crash renews questions of Boeing 737 Max 8 jet safety

Ethiopian Airlines and China's aviation authority grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Sunday's crash that killed 157 people. Regulators pointed to last year's Lion Air crash and said they have..
CBS News - Published

Boeing plane in Ethiopian Airlines crash was same model in deadly Lion Air disaster

The Boeing 737 Max that crashed in Ethiopia is the same model of plane involved in the Lion Air crash
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Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes, killing 157 aboard Boeing 737

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday, killing 149 passengers and eight crew, the airline said, the same model that crashed during a Lion Air flight in..
Reuters - Published

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