Malaysia Airlines has no Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft of Air China sits on the tarmac at an airport in Beijing, China March 11, 2019. REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd said it has written to Boeing seeking for more technical details ahead of the delivery of its order expected in 2020, according to an emailed statement from the company.

"It is still too early to make any comments as the cause of the Ethiopian airline crash has yet to be ascertained," it said on Monday.

China grounded its entire domestic fleet of Boeing Co. 737 Max planes after a model crashed in Africa on Sunday, a person familiar with the matter said, as scrutiny intensifies on the U.S. manufacturer’s best-selling jet.

The country’s aviation regulator issued the order early on Monday local time, the person said. 

Ethiopian Airlines’ flight ET302 plunged to the ground minutes after leaving Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 people on board in what was the second deadly accidents in five months involving the model. - Bloomberg

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