Boeing sets to sell first 737 Max planes after two fatal crashes in the past

Boeing sets to sell first 737 Max planes after two fatal crashes in the past

cpaulfell / Shutterstock.com

The whole fleet of Chicago-based jet manufacturer, Boeing, had been grounded due to two fatal crashed linked to the software programming. The company has now made the first sale of 737 Max planes since those crashes.

Boeing Airplanes announced in the Paris Air Show that International Airlines Group has signed a letter of intent for purchasing 200 jets from it. International Airlines Group is the owner of British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and other European airlines. Boeing Airplanes tweeted, “Thanks to International Airlines Group for trusting 737 Max”. It added, “IAG intended to buy 200 planes from us”.

The 737 Max planes were grounded worldwide due to an ongoing investigation after the fatal crashes in Ethiopia in March and in Indonesia last October. It is the first sale of 737 Max planes since these crashes. The new flight software of the planes was responsible for both crashes. Boeing is waiting for a software approval from FAA to get its planes back in the sky.

IAG has shown a shift in its interest as it currently flies the planes manufactured by AirBus. This purchase from Boeing is an exclusive shift in the operation of IAG. Boeing has got a lot of confidence from the letter of intent sent by the IAG. Boeing had lost the trust of airlines, pilots, regulators, and general public. It is major breakthrough for the Chicago-based airplane manufacturer.

IAG intends to buy the combination of 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 10 jets at a list price of $24 billion. The jets will be delivered by Boeing between 2023 and 2027 to the fleet of IAG. IAG looks quite optimistic about the approval of amended Boeing planes to fly again. Boeing entered the Paris Air Show with an apology to the families of the victims of two crashes. Those two crashes killed 346 people which was a tremendous blow for the company.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Illinois’ reefer sales booming
Since legalizing adult-use cannabis at the beginning of the year, Illinois has sold more than
Third quarter witnesses nearly double Chicago industrial demand
The centralized location of Chicago is continuously providing it an edge to grow its industrial
Chicago to have casino-resort; selection process is on
In order to develop a world-class experience in the City of Chicago that will push
7 New Year Resolution to Your Financial Fitness
I's almost time to ring in the New Year — and many people are looking forward
Lori Lightfoot Accuses Stores of Not Doing Enough for Safety
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has accused stores of not taking adequate measures to prevent themselves from being
Statistics over shopping behavior on Thanksgiving Day
U.S. brick-and-mortar stores regained some popularity during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but overall there
Pekin Man Is Sentenced to 12 Years 7 Months for Possession of Methamphetamine
Daniel W. Dawe, a 48-year-old man from Pekin, Illinois, has been sentenced to twelve years
JAHM offers to listen to the voices the Early 20th Century
Now, Joliet citizens can listen to the voices that sounded more than fifty years ago.
SIUC is called to stop disciplinary investigation into Chinese professor
CARBONDALE – Southern Illinois University Carbondale Faculty Association (SIUCFA) calls Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)
IDES to Change Unemployment Insurance
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that in the coming