Boeing gets largest 737 Max order since crashes
Boeing receives order for 737 Max for the first time in a long time
Boeing Receives First Order for 737 Max Aircraft Since Regulatory Authorities Banned This Model From Two Deadly Crashes.
American aircraft manufacturer says Polish airline Enter Air has placed an order for up to four aircraft.
Enter Air said that after the crash in 2019, the 737 was tested and «the best planes in the world for many years to come».
Aircraft recertification is still hanging by a thread.
Enter Air, the largest charter flight operator in Poland, started operations in 2010 with a single 737 aircraft.
The company has 22 737 Next Generation aircraft, and if it buys all four aircraft listed in the new contract, its 737 Max fleet will grow to 10 aircraft, Boeing reported..
Ihssane Munir, Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, said he «flattered by Enter Air’s commitment to the Boeing 737 family».
The two companies also said they had reached an agreement to renegotiate the delivery of unfinished orders and provide Enter Air with compensation for the costs associated with the 737 flight ban..
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Some experts have suggested that the absence of a word «Max» in the headline of Boeing’s deal announcement signifies an unspoken rebranding.
In response to a BBC inquiry, a company spokesman dismissed the suggestion, stressing that «737 Max is mentioned several times» in the presented press release.
Regulators urged to ban flights 737 Max worldwide in March 2019 after two fatal accidents that killed 346 people. US lawmakers investigating the company last year accused it of withholding information about the plane from regulators.
Beyond accidents and no-fly of its Max fleet, Boeing has also been hit by the effects of the coronavirus crisis on air travel.
This year, customers canceled more than 400 orders for the company’s aircraft.
Boeing delivered nine 737 aircraft to customers in the first six months of the year, up from more than 100 in the same period in 2019.
The company said it hopes to get permission to return the aircraft to the skies early next year, but also announced plans to cut its production schedule..