In 2018 and 2019, two 737 MAX crashes occurred, in which 346 people died.
International Aviation Holding International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced plans to acquire 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. This is reported on the website of the company Boeing.
According to the press service, the companies discussed a deal at an air show in Paris and signed a letter of intent of the parties. In Boeing clarified that the amount of the transaction will be about 24 billion dollars.
IAG CEO William Walsh said he was confident that Boeing would soon receive approval from the regulatory authorities and be returned to service. According to him, the holding plans to purchase aircraft modifications 737 MAX 8 and MAX 10.
- On October 29, 2018, Lion Air’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed with 188 people on board in Indonesia. He fell into the sea almost immediately after departure;
- March 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Ethiopian Airlines airlines operating flights from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, suffered a crash. All 157 people were aboard;
- After the catastrophe in Ethiopia, most countries, including Russia, have bannedthe use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft;
- On March 19, the Boeing leadership announced that it was taking steps to fully ensure the safe operation of 737 MAX liners;
- On March 29, a study of the black boxes of the liner confirmed a failure in the onboard system of the Ethiopian Boeing-737 – as is the case with the Indonesian aircraft;
- On April 18, Boeing completed the last 120 test flights as part of the testing of updated software for 737 MAX planes.