Lion Air waits for the inspection results before delaying 737 MAX 10
Jakarta - The Indonesian low-cost Lion Air will wait for the results of the inspection after the crash on October 29 before moving forward the planned deliveries of 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft by 2027.
The order agreement for 50 MAX 10 had been announced on April 10th.
The airline will announce if it’s going to change its plans,said Daniel Putut, the executive director of Lion Air Group.
The inspection is carried out by the Ministry of Transport of the country.
On November 5, Indonesian authorities reported that there were no traces indicating depressurization of the aircraft in flight, and no material deterioration was found. The large scattering radius of the debris was explained by the high diving angle of the aircraft.
A Boeing 737 MAX 8 of the budget carrierLion Air, the newest and the best-selling model of the American manufacturer, had crashed into the Java Sea on October 29, thirteen minutes after the departure from Jakarta International Airport. The all 181 passengers and eight crew members on board were killed.
According to the Indonesian authorities, the aircraft previously had technical malfunctions, in particular, a faulty speed indicator.
The Lion Air Group was first airline in the world to put the Boeing 737 MAX 8 into service and the first to place an order for the larger variant 737 MAX 9.
After the crash, the carrier has now nine Boeing 737 MAX in service, and 240 MAX family aircraft for all variants in its order book.