British Airways parent company delivers a massive vote of confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX - Plans to buy 200 737 MAX
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June 18, 2019 - by Dominic Gates for seattletimes.com
International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and a group of smaller European airlines, gave Boeing a tremendous boost at the Paris Air Show Tuesday, announcing plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX planes and build its future single-aisle fleet with the currently grounded jet.
"We have every confidence in Boeing and expect that the aircraft will make a successful return to service in the coming months having received approval from the regulators," said Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive.
The order is stunning in its impact. Walsh has opted to give the aircraft a vote of confidence at a moment following two deadly crashes when it not only cannot fly, but is still subject to safety investigations and reviews that have shaken public confidence in Boeing.
In addition, the MAX order marks an IAG defection from Airbus...