Indonesian airline cancels Boeing 737 MAX order, American pilots to test software fix

Indonesian airline cancels Boeing 737 MAX order, American pilots to test software fix
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Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets because some passengers say they would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although industry analysts said the deal had long been in doubt, ONAreports citing Reuters.

In the United States, American Airlines pilots prepared to test Boeing Co’s planned software upgrade for an anti-stall system on MAX simulators this weekend, saying they want their own safety guarantees on the fix.

The 737 MAX was Boeing’s fastest selling jet before an Ethiopian Airlines crash near Addis Ababa on March 10, five months after a Lion Air crash in Indonesia.

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