Edited by: Sheera Abg Mansor
KUALA LUMPUR: In the wake of two fatal crashes that’s led to the global grounding of the plane, Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAS) is reviewing whether to go ahead with a US$2.75 billion (RM11.52 billion) order to buy 25 of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jets.
Quoting MAS in the statement, New Straits Times says the state’s airline wants Boeing’s reassurances about the plane’s safety before proceeding further with any decision.
The Malaysian carrier’s situation adds to the growing number of airlines wavering on Boeing’s fastest-selling jet.
Among the airlines that have canceled order were Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air.
In 2016, MAS agreed to buy 25 737 Max 8 jets from Boeing, with an option to double the order, which would bring the total value of the deal to US$5.5 billion.
However, none of the planes has been delivered yet.
Source: New Straits Times