The aviation MRO community to gather live for first time in months at Aviation Week Network’s 25th Annual MRO Americas

Event taking place September 1-3 in Dallas, Featured Speakers include American Airlines CEO Doug Parker NEW YORK, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — September will mark the first time in months that the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry will gather live, as airline and industry leaders come together for the 25th Annual Aviation Week Network’s MRO […]

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Moratorium on seafarer recruitment short-term answer: ministry

Jakarta A moratorium on the recruitment of Indonesian seafarers on foreign fishing ships would only serve as a short-term solution to the problem of forced labor at sea, a Foreign Ministry official said. “The moratorium will not automatically stop the practice. As a short-term solution, it (moratorium) can be done,” Judha Nugraha, director for the Protection of Citizens and Legal Entities Overseas at the Foreign Ministry, said at an online discussion on illegal activities in the fishery industry, held here on Wednesday. According to Nugraha, the main challenge for the…

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Fundamentals of Indonesia’s economy still good amid outbreak: CORE

Jakarta The fundamentals of Indonesia’s economy are still relatively good overall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according an assessment by Director of research at the Indonesian Center of Reform on Economic (CORE) Piter Abdullah. “Overall, our economic problems, quote-unquote, are fine. Our fundamentals are still relatively good,” he noted during an online discussion in Jakarta on Wednesday. Abdullah opined that Indonesia’s economy that grew only by 2.97 percent in the first quarter of 2020 was explicable owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Economic contraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Minister invites labor union leaders to discuss job creation bill

Jakarta Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD invited union leaders to discuss the job creation bill at his office, Jakarta, Wednesday. The meeting, initiated by Mahfud MD, was attended by labor union leaders, including All-Indonesia Workers Union Confederation (KSPSI) president Andi Gani Nena Wea, Indonesian Worker Union Confederation (KSPI) president Said Iqbal, and Indonesia Welfare Labor Confederation (KSBSI) chair Elly Rosita. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Labor Ida Fauziah, and Chief of Staff Office of President Moeldoko…

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Riau police foil attempt to transport 100-kg dried cannabis

    Pekanbaru, Riau The Riau police thwarted an Aceh-North Sumatra-Riau drug syndicate’s attempt to transport 100 kilograms (kg) of dried marijuana on the Trans-Sumatra road section in Ujung Tanjung Town, Rokan Hilir District, Riau Province, early this week. The local police officers apprehended four suspects and confiscated the drug package of 100 kg of cannabis supplied by their drug ring members in Aceh Province, Director of the Riau Police Headquarters’ Criminal Investigation Department Sen. Coms. Suhirman stated. The suspects were only identified by their initials as N (33) and…

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TransNusa plans resumption of eastern Indonesian flights on June 22

  Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara Local airline PT TransNusa Aviation Mandiri plans to resume flights on the eastern Indonesian routes on June 22 amid the East Nusa Tenggara provincial administration’s endeavors to fight the global novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. On June 22, flights will operate on only some routes, while services will remain terminated on other flight routes until June 30, the local airline management noted in a statement made available to ANTARA here, Thursday. Flights will operate on the Kupang-Ruteng-Kupang, Kupang-Bawaja-Kupang, Kupang-Alor-Kupang, Kupang-Larantuka-Kupang, Kupang-Waingapu-Kupang, and Kupang-Tambolaka-Kupang routes, according…

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