Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia Cancels Boeing 737 Max 8 Order

Indonesia’s flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia announced that it is canceling an order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jets after two planes of the same model crashed in a span of five months.

The Indonesian carrier had ordered 50 of the planes in 2014 for $4.9 billion and has already received one of them.

According to CNN, the carrier has sent a letter to Boeing saying that they don’t want to receive the remaining jets on order.

“Boeing representatives are planning to visit Jakarta on March 28 to discuss the request with the airline” Garuda spokesperson Ikhsan Rosan told CNN.

A Boeing spokesperson said the company doesn’t comment on “customer discussions”.

The two incidents have also led to the US Department of Transportation to ask for an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 planes, while the FBI has reportedly joined in a criminal investigation of the certification process for the jets.

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