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Garuda to switch 737 Max orders to other Boeing planes

Indonesian flag carrier still 'believes in' the embattled US manufacturer

Garuda Indonesia's Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane sits at a maintenance facility at Soekarno-Hatta International airport near Jakarta.   © Reuters

TANGERANG, Indonesia -- Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will swap its orders for Boeing's embattled 737 Max 8s with other aircraft made by the U.S. company.

The Indonesian airline is the first to formally take this step following two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max 8.

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