Coronavirus shutdown forces more Boeing 737 MAX cancellations
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(Reuters) – Boeing Co on Tuesday reported another 75 cancellations for its 737 MAX jetliner in March, as the coronavirus crisis worsens disruptions from the grounding of its best-selling jet.
The U.S. planemaker posted a total of 150 MAX cancellations in March, including 75 previously reported from Irish leasing company Avolon.
New cancellations came from buyers including 34 of 135 aircraft ordered by Brazil's GOL.
The cancellations come as Boeing seeks to untangle delivery commitments after halting output of the MAX in January, following delays in returning it to service.
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