Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - On Jan. 15, Malaysia Airlines announced it had suspended Boeing 737 MAX deliveries. The airline has 25 737 MAX jets on order with the American aircraft manufacturer.
The decision represents another setback for Boeing, which on Tuesday reported its worst annual net orders in decades, along with its lowest number of plane deliveries in 11 years, as the grounding of the 737 MAX saw it fall far behind the main competitor Airbus.
In view of the production stoppage and the delayed return to service of the 737-MAX, Malaysia Airlines has suspended the delivery of its orders,
the airline said in an email statement, without saying when it wanted the deliveries to resume.
As there is no clarity yet from various authorities on its return to service, our technical due diligence is still ongoing,
Malaysia Airlines said.
The airline said it had previously planned to have five 737 MAX jets delivered this year.