Boeing Keeps Building 737 Max Planes, Pauses Delivery - Statement

Boeing Keeps Building 737 Max Planes, Pauses Delivery - Statement

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) Manufacturing of 737 Max planes will continue during a temporary grounding of the jetliner but deliveries of new aircraft to customers will be put on hold, US manufacturer Boeing said in a statement.

"Boeing has paused delivery of 737 MAX airplanes due to the temporary grounding," the statement said on Thursday.

"We continue to build 737 MAX airplanes, while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact our production system."

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded the 737 Max on Wednesday following the second of crash of its brand new jet on Sunday in Ethiopia, because of similarities to a 737 Max crash in Indonesia less than five months earlier.

Both crashes occurred minutes after takeoff, killing a combined total of 346 passengers and crew.

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