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Indonesia announces new aviation rules following AirAsia crash

After the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Dec. 28, which killed 162 people, Indonesia has released a new set of aviation regulations.

The country wants to crack down on lenient flight regulations and weather policies, which may have contributed to the crash. Pilots will now be required to undergo pre-departure weather briefings, and there will also be harsher takeoff regulations.

Indonesia's transportation ministry announced Monday that members of Indonesia's air-traffic control, as well as the airport operator and control tower officials who were on call during the AirAsia flight, will be suspended. Indonesia is investigating AirAsia for potentially breaching aviation laws. On Saturday, the country also banned all flights between Surabaya and Singapore, Flight 8501's route.