Lion Air May Cancel $22B in Boeing Orders

Dec. 4, 2018

Indonesia’s Lion Air is reviewing aeroplane purchases from Boeing and has not ruled out cancelling US$22 billion in orders as relations worsen over responsibility for a 737 jetliner crash that killed 189 people in late October.

Co-founder Rusdi Kirana is furious over what he regards as attempts by Boeing to deflect attention from recent design changes and blame Lion Air for the crash, while the airline faces scrutiny over its maintenance record and pilots’ actions.

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