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British Airways Will Consider Buying 200 737 Max Planes

Boeing’s Max family is grounded after two deadly crashes that resulted in the death of hundreds of lives. At the Paris Air Show, where major Airline companies show up to buy planes for their company, Airbus was the hero of the show as hundreds of airliners were bought from various airline companies.

But International Airlines Group, a London based company that includes  British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and the Spanish low-cost carriers Vueling and Level signed a letter at the Paris show. The letter says, “We’re very pleased to sign this letter of intent with Boeing and are certain that these aircraft will be a great addition to IAG’s short-haul fleet. “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,” Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive said.

To which Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Kevin McAllister said, “We are truly honored and humbled by the leadership at International Airlines Group for placing their trust and confidence in the 737 MAX and, ultimately, in the people of Boeing and our deep commitment to quality and safety above all else”

Boeing’s Max division was the fastest-selling plane in the history with 4,550 orders from its production. The crash of the two planes where due to the faulty sensors that led to the death of 346 lives. As of now, Boeing has submitted the fix to the system to the FAA agency but they didn’t confirm when it will finish the review.

In the Paris show, McAllister expressed grief to the lost lives. He said, “We are very sorry for the loss of lives” and added that “I’m sorry for the disruption” caused to the airlines. Ningsi Ayorbaba, a mother of three whose husband Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba was killed in the Lion Air crash said to The Associated Press, “No amount of money can bring my loved one back, but I want Boeing to be more transparent in the compensation process for the sake of the children”


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