Some airlines consider cancelling their Boeing 737 MAX orders

Seattle - According to a source who told Bloomberg news agency, some airlines with Boeing 737 MAXs in their order books may cancel these orders due to safety concerns caused by recent crashes.

The companies that consider canceling their orders are Garuda Indonesia (20 aircraft), Lion Air (201 aircraft), VietJet (200 aircraft) and UTair (30 aircraft). According to the same source, these airlines are waiting for the final conclusion of the investigation about the cause of the crash before they make their final decisions.

Kenya Airways, which was planning to order the Boeing 737 MAX 8, also says that it is now looking for alternatives such as Airbus A320neo or the Boeing 737 of the previous generation.

Boeing has a total of almost 5000 orders in its order book from hundreds of customers around the world. 2600 of these orders are for the MAX 8, which crashed in Indonesia last year and in Ethiopia this year at short intervals.

The MAX Series jets account for approximately 80 percent of Boeing's order book.