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This picture taken in Tangerang on April 4, 2013 shows Indonesian... NachrichtenfotoAirbus,Cockpit,Finanzen,Fliegen,Flughafen,Flugzeug,Garuda Indonesia,Horizontal,Indonesien,Passagierflugzeug,Reise,Tangerang,Techniker,WirtschaftPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis picture taken in Tangerang on April 4, 2013 shows Indonesian technicians from GMF (Garuda Maintenace Facilities), a subsidiary of national carrier Garuda Indonesia checking an Airbus 330-200 plane during maintenance at the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. A new rivalry between the worlds's biggest planemakers is heating up in Indonesia after a record deal for Airbus in a market with huge potential that until now has been a 'fortress' for Boeing. Indonesians are increasingly relying on air travel to link the archipelago of 17,000-odd islands, with up to 900 new planes set to be delivered to Indonesia in the next decade, according to the government. The potential is massive -- only six percent of Indonesians have travelled by air, according to officials, in a nation of 240 million people that has consistently clocked annual economic growth above six percent. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)