Boeing puts 737 MAX deliveries on hold

Boeing puts 737 MAX deliveries on hold

Mubasher: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced the suspension of the deliveries of its 737 MAX jets on the heels of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. 

A total of 33 nations and around 30 airlines have banned Boeing 737 MAX aeroplanes after the accident.

In addition to the 28 EU states, the US, UK, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore have grounded the Boeing jet, while airlines included Lion Air Aerolineas Argentinas, Lion Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Turkish Airlines, and Polish Airlines.

“We continue to build 737 MAX aeroplanes while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact our production system,” Reuters reported, citing Boeing spokesman Chaz Bickers as saying.

Earlier this week, China, Indonesia and Ethiopia suspended their 737 MAX 8 fleet, after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 passengers on board.