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May 17, 2022 02:16 PM
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Boeing’s Top Chinese Customer Removes 737 Max From Fleet Plans

China Southern Airlines said Boeing’s 737 Max jets would be excluded from fleet deliveries through 2024. Photo: Bloomberg
China Southern Airlines said Boeing’s 737 Max jets would be excluded from fleet deliveries through 2024. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Boeing Co.’s biggest airline customer in China has removed more than 100 of the US manufacturer’s 737 Max jets from its fleet plans, citing uncertainty over deliveries.

China Southern Airlines Co. Chairman Ma Xu Lun said at an investor briefing last week that Boeing’s updated best-selling aircraft would be excluded from fleet deliveries through 2024. The carrier expects to take delivery of 78 aircraft in total over the period, down from 181 in a previous forecast in March.

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