The news comes as the aircraft manufacturer admitted for the first time that an anti-stall system on the 737 Max may have played a role in the downing of two of the aircraft.
Boeing has insisted safety is at the core of its activities in response to the preliminary report into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 by the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau.
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max nosedived several times before it came down in a fatal crash last month, a preliminary report has found. There were no survivors following the incident shortly after take-off.
Boeing had been expected to submit final paperwork for the revamp to the Federal Aviation Administration – which belatedly grounded the plane last month – at the end of March.
Plane manufacturer Boeing has issued an update to the control systems on the 737 Max aircraft, two of which have crashed in the past five months.
Garuda Indonesia is set to become the first airline to officially cancel an order for the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two crashes involving the plane.
Following an initially muted response to the crash of two Boeing 737 Max planes, Boeing chairman and chief executive Dennis Muilenburg has issued a personal statement on the tragedies.
Ethiopian transport minister, Dagmawit Moges, has said there are “clear similarities” between recent accidents involving Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air jets.
Lufthansa Group has agreed deals for the purchase of a total of 40 state-of-the-art aircraft for its airlines. The 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 additional Airbus A350-900 planes will primarily be replacing four-engine aircraft.
Boeing and the United States Federal Aviation Administration have grounded the worldwide fleet of 737 MAX aircraft as concern grows about its airworthiness.
Pressure is mounting on the FAA to act after the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines over the weekend
The CAA has moved to suspend operations of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in UK airspace, following the lead of China, Australia and Singapore. The move follows the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines over the weekend.