Boeing has stopped deliveries of its 737 MAX in response to the global grounding of the aircraft, the company has confirmed.
“Boeing has paused delivery of 737 MAX airplanes due to the temporary grounding,” says Boeing in a statement. “We continue to build 737 MAX airplanes, while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact out production system.”
“There has been no change in the rate of production rate at this time, but we continue to work through production decisions,” Boeing adds.
The decision occurs at a time Boeing had planned to boost 737 production from 52 to 57 aircraft monthly.