Public trust in airlines shaken after at least four pilots test positive for hard drugs amid fears of rise in their use.
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.