Showing posts with label Batik Air. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Batik Air. Show all posts

11 March, 2024

Both pilots fall asleep for 28 minutes on Batik Air plane.

Authorities in Indonesia are investigating how two pilots flying an Airbus A320 of Batik Air both fell asleep for around 28 minutes during a flight between Sulawesi to the capital Jakarta.

According to local media, both male pilots have been suspended from duty while the investigation takes place. One of the pilots had previously reported being tired due to looking after his newborn twins. However, medical tests that were carried out prior to the flight indicated that both pilots were fit to fly, with their blood pressure and heart rates showing within normal range and alcohol tests coming back negative.

The transport ministry's initial report indicates the captain told the co-pilot to take control of the aircraft approximately thirty minutes after take off, saying he needed to rest. The co-pilot confirmed he'd taken control. However, it would appear the co-pilot also fell asleep as well and the aircraft had started to drift off course. 

Air traffic control at Jakarta had tried contacting the crew in the aircraft but got no response from the cockpit. That radio silence lasted around 28 minutes until the captain woke and found his first officer had also drifted off to sleep.

Batik Air said it "operates with adequate rest policy" advising that it was "committed to implement all safety recommendations".

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29 April, 2022

The Malaysia-based regional airline Malindo Airways is being rebranded as Batik Air

"The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia has granted a new Air Operators Certificate to Malindo Airways to do business as Batik Air with effect from April 28," the airline said in a statement.

Malindo Air is a subsidiary company of the Lion Air Group. Other airlines under its stable include Super Jet, Wings Air, Batik Air Indonesia, Biz Jet, Thai Lion Air and Lion Air.

The rebranding exercise, it said, was in line with the Lion Group's goal to establish a common identity for the full service airlines within the group.

"With this approval in place, Batik Air now will be able to conduct improved business for seamless transfers, leveraging on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport as a transit hub for the Lion Group of airlines.

"With the rebranding exercise and the reopening of the borders taking place in the region, we are very excited for the opportunities presented to us for the potential growth of our airline and with the new brand, we will be able to offer fresh and new services," said the airline's chief executive officer, Captain Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri.

He added that the rebranding exercise will be conducted in phases and Batik Air will communicate to its passengers and partners progressively during the rollout.

"With the reopening of borders and the gradual improvement in the demand for travel, Batik Air will be adding a number of B737 aircraft to its existing fleet to offer services to the markets operated prior to the outbreak of the pandemic."

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05 February, 2020

Batik Air receives its first A320neo

 Batik Air, the full-service wing of Indonesia’s Lion Group, marked the arrival of its first A320neo with a ceremony at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. The aircraft is the 46th Airbus aircraft in Batik Air’s fleet that already includes 44 A320 Family Aircraft and one A330-300.

The new aircraft features 156 seats (12 business and 144 economy seats). Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, the A320neo will be deployed by the carrier on its regional services and increase its capacity.

Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new-generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15% fuel savings at delivery and 20% by 2020. At the end of December 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 7,100 firm orders from over 100 customers worldwide.

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