Aviation company Malaysia Airlines has suspended the order for aircraft of the type 737 MAX at Boeing this year. It is therefore the first airline in Southeast Asia to take such a step, since the aircraft have been grounded for safety reasons worldwide. This after two fatal crashes in a short time.
Malaysia Airlines came to the decision, because it is still unclear when the jets will be put back into use. In fact, the first of a total of 25 energy-efficient 737 MAX devices ordered should be delivered to MH this year. Malaysia Airlines also says it appreciates Boeing’s steps to tackle the issue.
The issue of the 737 MAX has plunged Boeing into a deep crisis, including a low point in the number of aircraft delivered last year. In the aftermath of the affair, Boeing boss Dennis Muilenburg already cleared the chair.