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Concerns over Indonesia air safety
Compromises seen as pilots get fast-tracked through system plagued by demand-supply gap as air travel booms.
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 06:55

A boom in Indonesia's airline industry has meant that the country needs 800 pilots each year. But supply is failing to meet demand as flight schools in the nation are only able to train 350 people annually.

As a result, pilots lacking sufficient qualifications are being fast-tracked through the system without meeting appropriate safety training standards.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from the capital, Jakarta.

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