Indonesian students win fuel-save car design (Updated)

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Indonesian students have won awards for innovative urban fuel-save car design concepts at the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia fuel-saving race at Sepang F1 circuit in Kuala Lumpur. Team Keris and Team Pasoepati, both representing University of Indonesia (UI), along with another team from Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) won the Combustion Grand Prize for Urban [...]

Eyeing More Turks To Come

→  June 23, 2010 7

Turkey and Indonesia have signed an aviation agreement under which Turkish carriers will be able to fly to two more destinations in addition to Jakarta. In a statement on Tuesday, Turkey’s civil aviation authority said that the deal was signed on June 18 in the Turkish capital Ankara. The agreement revises former deal between the two countries, [...]

Airbus A380 For Garuda? Why Not?

→  June 17, 2010 6

After opening flights to Amsterdam, Holland, on June 1, 2010, PT Garuda Indonesia planned to open another four routes to Europe in 2012. “Not later than in 2012 Garuda will be flying to London, Frankfurt, Rome and Paris,” Minister of State Enterprises Mustafa Abubakar said after a hearing with House`s Commission VI in Jakarta Monday. Garuda has [...]

Browsing And SMS-ing On Plane

→  June 17, 2010 4

Garuda to install IT facilities in aircraft next year PT Garuda Indonesia confirmed that it would equip its aircraft with in-flight information technology facilities in 2011 to improve its service to passengers. Passengers can then communicate through an internet service and also send short text messages. All new Garuda planes would be equipped with mobile technology and later all [...]


→  June 14, 2010 4

Five years ago, Garuda Indonesia was losing millions, and its nightmarish safety record later saw it banned from flying to European Union countries. Last week, however, the rejuvenated carrier marks a return to Europe, and is showing a healthy bank balance too. Aviation Correspondent KARAMJIT KAUR talks to the man credited with engineering the turnaround, [...]

Indonesia One: Indonesia’s Presidential Aircraft

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Indonesian government is ready to acquire Boeing Business Jet 2 (BBJ2) for presidential use. So far, the government chartered Garuda Indonesia and Pelita Air Service (PAS) to transport the president and his delegation everywhere on earth, which is proven to be inefficient in term of cost and operation. The Boeing business jet 2, is an evolution of [...]

Sky-High Fashion: New Look For Garuda Indonesia Cabin Crew

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Garuda Indonesia Introduces New Look for Cabin Crew. Garuda Indonesia launched new uniform designs at a public gathering held in the Hotel Indonesia Ballroom on Thursday, May 27, 2010. The new in-flight costumes for stewardesses will be inspired by the traditional kebaya with blue lereng batik sarongs complemented by a blue or turquoise Kartini-stlyled kebaya for the [...]

World’s Most Improved Airlines

→  May 24, 2010 4

Garuda Indonesia was named the winner of the World’s Most Improved Airline Award at the 2010 World Airline Awards, that took place in Hamburg. WORLD’S MOST IMPROVED AIRLINE   1 GARUDA INDONESIA 2 HAINAN AIRLINES 3 OMAN AIR © Skytrax All rights reserved Commenting on the World’s Most Improved Airline Award won by Garuda Indonesia, Skytrax Chairman, Mr. Edward Plaisted said, “This was a very [...]

A Big Start

→  May 20, 2010 2

Indonesia-based mining company PT Merukh Enterprises is diversifying into aviation and shipping by effectively trading millions of tons of metals for airplanes and ships in a transaction worth $10 billion. Owned by politician turned mining magnate Yusuf Merukh, the company on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s state-owned airplane producer Avic International Holding to [...]

IAe Jumping Into Crowded Market

→  May 17, 2010 1

Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) is developing a new 19-seat aircraft, the N219. I spoke with the aircraft-maker’s director of aero-structure Andi Alisjahbana, who sent me these pictures of the aircraft. IAe already makes the CASA 212-200 under licence from Spain but the Indonesians are developing the N219 independently of CASA and argue that the Indonesian aircraft will not compete [...]

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