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The first Batik Air Airbus A320 rolls out of the paint shop

Batik Air A320-200 WL F-WWBO (PK-LAF)(13)(Grd) TLS (Airbus)(LRW)

Batik Air‘s (Jakarta and Manado) first Airbus A320, and the first for the Lion Group, has rolled out of the paint shop at Toulouse, France. Batik Air is a current Boeing 737NG operator. Airbus issued this short statement and photo:

The first Airbus aircraft for Indonesia’s Lion Group has rolled out of the paint shop hangar in Toulouse, France. With the airline’s colorful livery, the aircraft will be delivered in third quarter and will be operated by Lion Group’s full service unit Batik Air on its growing domestic and regional network.
The aircraft is the first from a major order placed by the Lion Group in March 2013 for a total of 234 A320 Family aircraft (109 A320neo, 65 A321neo and 60 A320ceo).

Copyright Photo: Airbus. The pictured A320-214 F-WWBO will become PK-LAF (msn 6164) on the hand over.

Batik Air: AG Slide Show

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Newsworthy Photo of the Day – May 27, 2013

Batik Air-Lion Group Boeing 737-9GP ER WL PK-LBO (msn 38731) HNL (Erik Nugal). Image: 912276.

Copyright Photo: Erik Nugal.

Batik Air: AG Slide Show

Batik Air to launch operations on May 3

Batik 737-900ER WL PK-LBG (13)(Grd) HNL (IN)(LRW)

Batik Air (Jakarta), the new subsidiary of Lion Air (Jakarta) was originally planning to launch its full-service operations on April 26 from Jakarta to both Balikpapan and Manado. However this launch has been delayed to May 3.

In addition, the new carrier will launch two-class Boeing 737-900ER service from Jakarta to Pekanbaru and Ambon on May 8.

Batik Air: AG Slide Show

Batik Air logo

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Top Copyright Photo: Ivan K. Nishimura/Blue Wave Group. The first aircraft for Batik Air is the pictured Boeing 737-9GP ER PK-LBG (msn 38688) which is seen passing through Honolulu on delivery. The aircraft was handed over on April 15.

Bottom Photos: Batik Air.

Batik Air crews

Batik Air first class

Boeing 787 Dreamliner operators stand behind the aircraft and their orders

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner operators are still publicly bullish about the new type and understand there always problems with a new type of aircraft. Each operator, and soon-to-be operators, are standing steady with their orders despite three recent episodes involving the aircraft.

ANA was forced to cancel a 787 Dreamliner scheduled flight from Yamaguchi to Tokyo due to brake problems according to this report by Reuters.

Boeing remains “extremely confident” in the aircraft despite the recent incident. Boeing believes it can work through the issues as there are many redundant systems to insure safety.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Boeing. Batik Air, Lion Air’s new subsidiary, will be a future operator of the 787.

Lion Air to order Boeing 787 Dreamliners for its new Batik Air subsidiary

Boeing (Chicago) has confirmed that Lion Air (Jakarta) has announced a commitment to order 787 Dreamliners for its newly launched premium carrier Batik Air.

Boeing looks forward to finalizing this order.

Lion Air is expected to order five 787-8 Dreamliners for Batik Air.

Lion Air to launch full-service Batik Air with 10 Boeing 737-800s in March 2013

Lion Air (Jakarta) has announced it will launch a new full-service subsidiary named Batik Air in March 2013. The new subsidiary will compete against rival Garuda Indonesia (Jakarta) and operate on international routes to Asia and Australia. The fleet will be 10 Boeing 737-800s according to the Jakarta Post.

According to Wikipedia, the name of the new airline is derived from the local name of a dyed-pattern cloth especially the  Javanese traditional batik, especially from regions around Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Batik has notable meanings rooted to the Javanese idea of the universe. Traditional colors include indigo, dark brown, and white (likely the colors of the new airline), which represent the three major Hindu Gods (Brahmā, Visnu, and Śiva).

Read the full report from the Jakarta Post: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

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