Matt Mills McKnight | Reuters
A Boeing 737 MAX sits outdoors the hangar throughout a media tour on the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington.
Airline Garuda Indonesia stated Friday it’s requesting a cancellation to its present order for 49 Boeing 737 Max jets.
Newswires Reuters and AFP each reported the corporate’s plans.
Reuters, citing Garuda’s CFO, stated the corporate might change its 737 Max order to a different sort of Boeing jet. The nationwide provider of Indonesia didn’t clarify why it now not wished the planes.
In response to CNBC’s request for remark, Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan stated the airline despatched a letter to Boeing on March 14 to cancel its order for the 737 Max jets. Garuda has not heard again from Boeing, however the plane producer will go to Jakarta on March 28 for “additional dialogue,” stated Rosan.
Garuda at present solely has one Boeing 737 Max eight in its fleet, in response to Reuters.
The Indonesian airline is the primary to publicly confirmed plans to cancel an order for the Boeing jets after two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max eight. The planes have been grounded by authorities in a number of international locations — together with within the U.S., Europe, China and Indonesia.