Ryanair has said it will slow expansion next summer as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max continues. The low-cost carrier now expects to receive ten new aircraft from Boeing next year, down from the originally planned 20.
Boeing has launched the 737 Max 10 during a ceremony at its Renton, Washington factory. However, it is currently grounded while Boeing works with the FAA to recertify onboard software following crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
British Airways has announced that it will take delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliner in January. The flag-carrier also revealed the plane’s first route will be to Atlanta in February.
Boeing and Emirates have finalised a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner planes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. It is the second large order at the Dubai Air Show for Emirates, with the airline earlier this week concluding a deal for 50 Airbus A350-900 planes.
Conrad Chun has been appointed to the role of vice president of communications for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, effective immediately. Chun will be responsible for explaining developments as the Boeing 737 Max returns to service in the coming months.
Boeing and Air Premia have announced the Korean start-up airline plans to buy five 787-9 Dreamliner planes, following an agreement to lease three 787-9 jets from Air Lease Corporation earlier this year.
As many as nine separate failures contributed to the loss of a Boeing 737 Max operated by Lion Air last year. Flight JT 610 came down in Indonesia shortly after take-off on October 29th, killing all 189 people in board.
Releasing financial results for the third quarter of 2019, Boeing has said it expects the 737 Max aircraft to return to the skies by the end of the year. The plane is currently grounded following two fatal accidents.
Boeing has named Stan Deal to succeed Kevin McAllister as president and chief executive of the commercial aircraft division. At the same time, Ted Colbert will succeed Deal as president and chief executive of Boeing global services, effective immediately.