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Jakarta Post

Lion Air may scrap Boeing jet order

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  12:25 am

Rusdi Kirana, co-founder of low-cost carrier Lion Air Group, is said to be considering a cancelation of the US$22 billion order of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following the recent crash of its flight JT610, which used the MAX-8 type, as he expressed his disappointment over how the jet manufacturer responded to the fatal accident.

“I feel betrayed,” Rusdi said by phone Wednesday, as quoted by Bloomberg. “Everything is still under consideration for now.”

Rusdi is said to be disappointed with Boeing, especially after the jet maker’s official statement summarizing details on the final flight and maintenance issues of the ill-fated JT610. The summary was Boeing’s response to a preliminary report on the crash released by the National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT).

“For ethical reasons, nobody should state their opinion on the preliminary report,” Rusdi...