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Indonesia tries to shed its image as one of the world's worst places to fly

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Indonesia has a shortage of skilled pilots and other staff, and equipment and planes are often outdated or not working.

Jakarta

A FAULTY component, a poor maintenance regime, bad weather, a critical mistake, a communication failure, 162 people dead.

The loss of AirAsia Flight 8501 on a stormy December morning a year ago, from an airline that previously had an excellent safety record, came as a shock