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Lion Air crash report urges better pilot training

A preliminary report into last month's Lion Air plane crash off the resort island of Bali urges the budget carrier to immediately address safety concerns by providing more training for pilots during critical landing times. Full story

Indonesia's Lion Air should review procedures: crash report

(Reuters) - Investigators have raised questions over training and cockpit procedures at Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air after a preliminary report into a crash last month off Bali found the captain was not at the controls at a "critical time". Full story

All safe as Lion Air plane misses Bali runway, lands in sea

JAKARTA (Reuters) - All 108 passengers and crew miraculously survived on Saturday when a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the balmy Indonesian resort island of Bali and landed in the sea. Full story

Sky's the limit? Southeast Asia budget airlines bet big on growth

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lion Air's record aircraft orders underline the ambitious plans the privately held Indonesian group is hatching to emerge as a pan-Asian low cost carrier, throwing a serious challenge to AirAsia Bhd, the region's biggest budget airline. Full story

AirAsia, Lion Air bosses spar over plane orders

KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - AirAsia <AIRA.KL> boss Tony Fernandes questioned his rival's growth plans after Lion Air struck a $24 billion Airbus order, while pledging to preserve his own ties with the European jetmaker. Full story

Lion Air Strikes Deal With Airbus

   Bad news for Boeing, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau, rival Airbus has struck a record deal with Indonesia's Lion Air.

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A handout file photo shows a Lion Air plane in the water after missing the runway in Denpasar, Bali
File photo shows a Lion Air plane in the water after missing the runway in Denpasar, Bali
A handout picture provided by the Indonesian police, a Lion Air plane is seen in the water after missed the runway in Denpasar, Bali
A handout picture provided by the Indonesian police, a Lion Air plane is seen in the water after missed the runway in Denpasar, Bali

A Lion Air plane is seen in the water after it missed the runway in Denpasar, Bali in this picture provided by the Indonesian police April 13, 2013. REUTERS/Indonesian Police/Handout

Passengers rest on a bench near an area under renovation in an airport terminal at Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque
Passengers rest on a bench near an area under renovation in an airport terminal at Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque

Passengers rest on a bench near an area that is currently under renovation in an airport terminal at Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque, metro Manila April 27, 2013. As the middle class grows in Southeast Asia, plane travel increases, with low-cost carriers such as Indonesia's privately