Indonesian airlines Garuda Indonesia cancels $6 billion orders for Boeing 737-MAX 8

Negotiations with Boeing are ongoing. Garuda Indonesia has said, it could switch the order with other Boeing models. Airbus SE jets are not, yet, being considered. On Friday, Fuad Rizal, the Chief Financial Officer of Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia stated, the airlines has sent a letter to Boeing Co asking it to cancel an…

Pilot training, software update being finalized for Boeing 737-8

Boeing updates target the 737-8’s flight control system, which is also known as MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System). Following two fatal crashes in the last 5 months, Boeing Co stated, it was finalizing the development of a software upgrade and a revision of pilot training for its 737 MAX. The updates target the aircraft’s flight…

Saracen-linked FB accounts spreading hate & fake news taken down: Facebook

Three members of the Saracen group have so far been arrested in Indonesia. On Friday, in a significant development, Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, groups and pages from its social network following the discovering that they were linked to an online group accused of spreading fake news and hate speech. In 2016,…

SoftBank and Alibaba lead in Tokopedia latest funding round

Tokopedia has garnered $1.1 billion from its latest funding round wherein it was valued at $7 billion. Tokopedia, an Indonesian e-commerce company, stated it has secured $1.1 billion from its latest funding round which was led by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp and China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. This investment follows a similar trend from last…

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration probing safety data of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 models

The high priority probes comes in the wake of yet another crash of a Boeing aircraft in Indonesia. Following the crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia last month, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has launched a high-priority probe of the safety analyses performed over the years by Boeing Co. The regulator has stated,…