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Boeing to halt 737 Max production in January

Christian Fernsby |
Boeing will temporarily halt production of its troubled 737 Max airliner in January, the manufacturer said, the BBC reports.

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Production of the jet had continued despite the model being grounded for nine months after two deadly crashes.

More than 300 people died when two 737 Max aircraft crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia after reported problems with a new feature.

“Safely returning the 737 Max to service is our top priority,” the aircraft manufacturer said.

“We know that the process of approving the 737 Max’s return to service, and of determining appropriate training requirements, must be extraordinarily thorough and robust, to ensure that our regulators, customers, and the flying public have confidence in the 737 Max updates,” it added.

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