No Change Yet in ANA Plan to Buy Boeing 737 Max 8


Tokyo, March 12 (Jiji Press)--ANA Holdings Inc. <9202> said Tuesday that it has made no decision yet on any change to its plan to buy the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, the model that crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday.

The parent of All Nippon Airways will closely watch investigations into the accident to see whether there is any problem with the safety of the aircraft.

In late January, ANA Holdings announced a plan to spend some 380 billion yen to buy up to 30 units of the Max 8. Deliveries are expected to begin in fiscal 2021 at the earliest.

On Sunday, a Max 8 jet operated by Ethiopian Airlines, with 157 people on board, crashed in the African country. The airline decided to ground all of its Max 8 jets.

In October last year, the same model with 189 people aboard had a fatal crash in Indonesia.

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