Boeing to stop deliveries of 737 Max aircraft

Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing 737 MAX, Image Credit: Xinhua

Washington, March 15: Boeing has announced that it will temporarily halt deliveries of its 737 Max fleet after the aircraft were grounded for an indefinite period across the globe in the aftermath of Ethiopian Airlines plane crash of the same model that claimed lives of 157 people on board.

The announcement was made on last night as Boeing determines what caused the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 to crash on Sunday (March 10) just six minutes after it took-off from Addis Ababa and also a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 – the same type of aircraft- that fell into the Java Sea in October, 2018, minutes into the flight from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

Boeing however, said that it would still continue building the planes which came as a good news for thousands of the company’s employees – machinists, technical employees and supervisors – who work on the assembly line in Renton, Washington, CNN reported.

Both plane crashes remain under probe, but a preliminary investigation of the Lion Air crash showed pilots fighting with an automatic safety system for control of the jet.

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