Indonesia’s Lion Air has committed to buying an undisclosed number of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the airframer announced on Friday. The new planes will be used by Batik Air, a new full-service carrier to be launched by Lion in 2013.
A week before rescuers found the crashed Superjet’s flight data recorder on Thursday, Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency claimed that the most plausible cause of the crash was electronic sabotage by the US military.
Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that investigators had recovered the cockpit voice recorder of the Superjet 100 that crashed in Indonesia last week, killing all 45 people onboard.
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 that crashed in Indonesia on Wednesday has been located by rescuers.
Boeing on Tuesday announced that it has finalized a historic deal with Jakarta-based Lion Air to purchase at least 230 aircraft, valued at approximately $22.4 billion based on list prices.
Singapore budget airline Tiger Airways has bought a 33 percent stake in grounded Indonesian carrier Mandala Airlines, the companies announced on Monday.
In the presence of U.S. President Barack Obama, Indonesia’s Lion Air and Boeing on Friday signed the largest aircraft order commitment in the history of commercial aviation, both in the number of planes and its financial terms.