Quoting CNN: Accident-plagued Indonesian low-cost carrier Adam Air will no longer be allowed to fly, after its government acted over concerns for safety. The carrier -- on the verge of bankruptcy after two of its largest shareholders announced plans to pull out of the beleaguered company -- has suffered a string of incidents in the last year.
Quoting WSJ: Indonesia's government banned PT Adam Skyconnection Airlines from flying as of midnight Tuesday due to a slew of safety concerns and gave the carrier three months to improve or face the revocation of its operating license.
Here here! About time that someone threw the book at them!
Quoting Cloudyapple (Thread starter): Didn't Adam Air announce an intent to buy Airbus airplanes a few weeks ago or do I have the wrong Indonesian airline?
It was Adam Air but I read here a few weeks ago that this announcement was nothing more that a PR stunt to make it seem that they where taking action to replace their old and dangerous fleet. Apparently there was no firm order.
Let's hope that the safety and corruption problems that plague Indonesian transport get better, and this seems to be the first step??
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Half of Indonesia's Adam Air fleet seized
Updated Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:21pm AEDT
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The Indonesian budget airline, Adam Air, says a leasing firm has seized more than half its fleet after the airline defaulted on its payments.
Adam Air, which like all other Indonesian airlines has been banned by the European Union because of safety concerns, has been forced to cancel several scheduled flights, because of a lack of aircraft.
It says out of 22 planes, only 10 are available because 12 of them have been declared in default.
It says the other 10 have been declared in default as well, but a way to keep them flying is being negotiated.