Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) confirmed to Reuters on September 26 that the Memorandum of Understanding to acquire eight B787-9s signed in September 2017 has lapsed.

Malaysia's Edge Weekly had first reported about the lapse. MAB chief executive Izham Ismail told the paper that the airline was currently at the request for information stage with both Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and Boeing (BOE, Washington National) regarding its future widebody needs.

Malaysia Airlines' current widebody fleet consists of five ex-Air Berlin (Berlin Tegel) A330-200s (with a sixth due shortly), fifteen A330-300s, six A350-900s, and six A380-800s.

The original MoU also included eight additional purchase rights for B737-8s. Malaysia Airlines has fifteen B737-8s and ten B737-10s on order directly from Boeing (BOE, Washington National) with Reuters reporting in July that it would also be talking to lenders about additional B737 MAX aircraft.