Concerns over Indonesia air safety

Compromises seen as pilots get fast-tracked through system plagued by demand-supply gap as air travel booms.

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?