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Ethiopian Airlines looks to scrap an order for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8

Addis Abeba - Ethiopian Airlines looks to scrap an order for 25 Boeings 737 MAX 8 after two crashes in less than half a year including one from the Ethiopian airline.

CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said in an interview that the company could lose the trust of its customers if it would continue with the orders.

However, the airline will make its final decision after reviewing the safety updates made by the manufacturer, Chief Executive added.

Ethiopian Airlines currently has four Boeing 737 MAX 8s in its fleet, which are all grounded after the fatal crash of Ethiopian Flight 302 on March 10 just after takeoff.

Last month, another airline operator, Garuda Indonesia already announced that it would cancel an order for 49 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

"Garuda Indonesia cancels its Boeing 737 MAX 8 orders"

"Sriwijaya Air cancels the lease of two Boeing 737 MAX 8"

Earlier this week, the Garuda subsidiary Sriwijaya Air has also canceled the lease of two Boeing 737 MAX 8.

After the Ethiopian crash, several airlines, including Lion Air and Aeroflot said that they would reconsider their orders with the Boeing's revamped single-aisle jetliner due to safety concerns surrounding the plane.