Indonesia's state airline Garuda has made a billion-order via 49 passenger aircraft of type Boeing 737 Max undo. The airline justified its decision with a breakdown of trust after the crash of two identical planes with a total of 346 deaths within the past six months. One of the downed machines airline Lion Air, the other of the Ethiopian airline, Ethiopian Airlines.
Garuda is the largest airline in the Southeast Asian country. The value of the now cancelled order is to list the price in more than four billion euros. So far Garuda has only one such machine in the US group Boeing in their fleet. It is suspected that the aircraft will now be on Boeing returned sold. The order for a total of 50 machines dates back to the year 2014. A total of about 5000 machines of the type were ordered (end of January). Of these, Boeing has delivered about 370 already.
U.S. authorities are investigating whether the control software was responsible
Many airlines around the world the Boeing, 737 Max in the meantime, for safety's sake on the floor. The Boeing 737 Max 8 of Lion Air was on 29. October shortly after the Start, in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, into the sea plunged. All 189 occupants were killed. In the crash of a machine of the same type in Ethiopia 157 passengers and crew members died in this month. It is suspected that, in both cases, similar technical problems with the so-called "Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System" (MCAS) the crash.
The U.S. Department of transportation is currently investigating whether the controversial control software was actually responsible for the crashes. Boeing has added to the MCAS in its Maxseries to a higher lift due to the front of the aircraft built-in thrusters to counteract. Ethiopia Airlines, the airline of the second victim machine, had assured the pilots had graduated from the US-aviation authority FAA-approved Training for the control of the Boeing 737 Max. The flight simulator was not designed to simulate the problems of the MCAS.