Boeing pauses deliveries of 737 Max planes

The U.S. joined much of the world in grounding Boeing 737 Max jets on Wednesday.

Boeing Thursday confirmed it's pausing deliveries of its 737 Max model planes to customers after the US. issued an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft. after 157 people died in a crash Sunday in Ethiopia.

CBS News reports from a Boeing spokesman that the planemaker will continue to build the 737 models at its current rate.

Each month, Boeing reports that it builds 52 aircraft a month of all models of the 737.

"We continue to build 737 MAX airplanes, while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact our production system," the spokesman tells CBS News. "No change to our production rate at this time, but we continue to work through production decisions."