Embattled Indian carrier Jet Airways appears to have delayed delivery of at least three new Boeing 737 Max 8s.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that three 737 Max 8s (MSNs 44864, 44616 and 44615) were handed over by the manufacturer in November and December 2018, but are not scheduled for delivery to the airline until February.

All three jets are owned by GECAS, and are shown as being parked at King County International airport, where Boeing delivers most of its 737s.

GECAS declined to comment when approached by FlightGlobal, while Jet says that although there are no changes to its plan to take delivery of six additional 737 Max 8s by 31 March, it may shift delivery schedules due to "network and demand needs".

Fleets Analyzer shows that Jet has five 737 Max 8s in service, which were all delivered between June and August last year. Including the delayed aircraft, it also has 51 737 Max 8s on order.

The 737 Max 8 has been identified by the carrier as a key part of its cost-cutting efforts, as it battles challenging market conditions in India that have forced it into deep losses, and caused it to default on some loans and aircraft lease payments.

In November, the airline's chief financial officer Amit Agarwal said that it plans to take delivery of 15 737 Max 8s in the year to the end of March 2020, and replace its fleet of 81 737NGs with Maxes by 2025.

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