Indonesia threatens to halt Airbus orders over spat with EU

Daily Newsletter | August 26, 2019
Indonesia is reportedly considering halting the import of Airbus passenger aircraft as a result of a trade dispute with the European Union (EU). Retaliating over the EU’s imposed restrictions on the export of palm oil biodiesel, the Indonesian government is now aiming to hit where it hurts most – the European plane maker’s order book.
The last remaining international operator of Russian Superjet 100 planes is looking to get rid of them from its fleet of 22. Russian authorities claim that decision has nothing to do with the Aeroflot accident in which 41 people died in May 2019.
Cathay Pacific warns its employees against participating in a rally in its global operations headquarters, which is allegedly scheduled on August 26, 2019. The airline has stated it has a “zero tolerance attitude” towards employees who participate in, or support “illegal” demonstrations, as well as “violence or excessive radicalization”. 
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