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Malaysia Airlines halts Boeing 737 Max deliveries

Christian Fernsby |
Malaysia Airlines suspended deliveries of Boeing 737 Max aircraft it had on order for this year.

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The airline said it made the decision because it’s unclear when the 737 Max will return to service following crashes in Indonesia in late 2018 and Ethiopia 10 months ago that killed 346 people.

Malaysia Airlines has 25 of the jets on order and hasn’t received any.

“In view of the production stoppage and the delayed return to service of the 737-MAX, Malaysia Airlines has suspended the delivery of its orders which are due in 2020,” the carrier said in a statement.

“Malaysia Airlines views safety of its operations and customers of utmost priority and welcomes moves by Boeing to improve procedures to ensure the safe operations of the 737 Max.”

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