Boeing to halt deliveries of 737 Max aircraft



Washington: Boeing has announced that it will temporarily halt deliveries of its 737 Max fleet after the aircraft were grounded for an indefinite period globally in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane of the same model that killed all 157 people on board.

The announcement was made on Thursday night as Boeing determines what caused the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 to crash on Sunday just six minutes after it took-off from Addis Ababa and also a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 – the same type of plane – that plunged into the Java Sea in October minutes into the flight from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board. Boeing however, said that it would still continue building the planes which came as a good news for thousands of the company’s employees – machinists, technical employees and supervisors – who work on the assembly line in Renton, Washington, CNN reported. (IANS)