Boeing lost a contract for 49 aircraft after the crash of 737 MAX

The contract for almost $ 5 billion decided to cancel Garuda Indonesia. This is the first time that the airline terminates the contract with Boeing for 737 MAX 8 Airliners.

Indonesia’s national airline Garuda Indonesia has cancelled a multi-billion dollar contract with Boeing for the purchase of 49 passenger aircraft 737 MAX 8 after two accidents that occurred with the participation of this liner. This is with reference to the official representative of the Indonesian carrier reports the Agency France Presse.

“We sent Boeing a letter asking to cancel the order. Garuda passengers have lost confidence and do not want to fly Boeing 737 MAX”, — said the representative of the company Ihsan Rozan.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the airline has already received under the contract for $ 4.9 billion one of the 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Leave this liner or return to the manufacturer-this issue has not yet been resolved, he added. The Indonesian carrier does not intend to abandon other Boeing aircraft.

This is the first confirmed case of complete termination of the contract with the American aircraft manufacturer after the crash, which occurred in mid-March in Ethiopia, which killed 157 people. The crash of a similar model aircraft occurred on October 29, 2018 in Indonesia. Then 189 people were killed.