In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019 Boeing 737MAX airplanes are pictured at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Photo: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has suspended taking delivery of Boeing 737-MAX orders which are due in 2020, in view of the production stoppage and the aircraft’s delayed return to service.

In a statement yesterday, the national carrier said the safety of its operations and customers is its utmost priority and welcomed the moves by Boeing to improve procedures to ensure the safe operations of the 737-MAX aircraft.

“As there is no clarity yet from various authorities on its return to service, our technical due diligence is still ongoing,” it said. – Bernama

In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019 Boeing 737MAX airplanes are pictured at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington. Photo: AFP