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Tom Otley

I agree with that.

I don’t think any of last year’s tragedies can be put down to LCCs – although in the case of AirAsia it seems that Indonesian aviation is once again under the spotlight…

“Indonesian officials have said AirAsia did not have the traffic rights to fly between Surabaya and Singapore on a Sunday — the day it crashed. However, Singapore’s civil aviation authorities have said the AirAsia jet was authorised to fly on that day.
Although the confusion over traffic rights should not directly affect the safety of a flight, it does underline how Indonesia’s weak regulatory oversight has contributed to the country’s poor air safety record.”

Full article January 6, 2015, Financial Times
AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Indonesia cracks down on aviation sector

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