Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crash

Well, he has signed a non-binding letter of intent. It would be interesting to discover the true motivation behind this.
Probably just taking up a fire sale offer from Boeing - dependent upon certification.

No Brainer really AC certified = just bought your replacement fleet cheap
Not certified - Its non binding but can use as leverage for cheaper NG or A320.

Cynically he probably has shares in Boeing as well - this will help prop up share price after the cancellations
 
Probably just taking up a fire sale offer from Boeing - dependent upon certification.

No Brainer really AC certified = just bought your replacement fleet cheap
Not certified - Its non binding but can use as leverage for cheaper NG or A320.

Cynically he probably has shares in Boeing as well - this will help prop up share price after the cancellations
...and I wonder how much longer he is planning on being at IAG and whether or not he has an eye on a future non-exec role at a major aircraft manufacturer.
 
Did I read correctly in some business page last week that Airbus now has so many orders on its books that it is unlikely it will be able to fulfill all of the 2019 demand on time?
Possibly - There has often been a problem of keeping up with demand when it comes to the 320 series


*320 321 319 rather than 320-200 -400 etc It was an internal political thing stepping round a promise that all 320s will be assembled at x
 
Well, he has signed a non-binding letter of intent. It would be interesting to discover the true motivation behind this.
Probably just taking up a fire sale offer from Boeing - dependent upon certification.

No Brainer really AC certified = just bought your replacement fleet cheap
Not certified - Its non binding but can use as leverage for cheaper NG or A320.

Cynically he probably has shares in Boeing as well - this will help prop up share price after the cancellations
An IAG order, or even a hint of one will mean big credibility to the fleet.
 
Willie Wonka...err..Walsh however seems intent to buy them for BA/Vueling/Level.
Letter of intent. No doubt at a uber cheap price.

Question is will the SLF be willing to fly in an airplane with a tarnished reputation?.

That's if they are ever cleared to fly again in commercial service.

These crashes have opened a massive can of worms at Boeing with all sorts of allegations of shoddy workmanship and other issues regarding the production of multiple marques of Boeing jets.

The FBI and DOJ have opened criminal investigations into these and other allegations.

Drifting off topic, this may be of interest,


Remember if these allegations bear any relation to the truth (and I don't notice any denials issued), you can bet the same or worse goes on on the Boeing 737 line.
 
Letter of intent. No doubt at a uber cheap price.

Question is will the SLF be willing to fly in an airplane with a tarnished reputation?.

That's if they are ever cleared to fly again in commercial service.

These crashes have opened a massive can of worms at Boeing with all sorts of allegations of shoddy workmanship and other issues regarding the production of multiple marques of Boeing jets.

The FBI and DOJ have opened criminal investigations into these and other allegations.

Drifting off topic, this may be of interest,

the broken dreamliner

Remember if these allegations bear any relation to the truth (and I don't notice any denials issued), you can bet the same of worse goes on on the Boeing 737 line.
In all likely hood they will change the name a bit, re-certify it, change the SW and better train the pilots (inform them a bit more) and fly again.
 
In all likely hood they will change the name a bit, re-certify it, change the SW and better train the pilots (inform them a bit more) and fly again.
The most likely outcome. Time will tell. The reputational damage is done, and it will be years before this is restored.
 

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