Thursday, October 28, 2021

Delta sees space for Boeing’s 737 MAX jets in its fleet: Airline Weekly

CHICAGO—Delta Air Lines sees a place in the carrier for Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane as it looks to reshape its fleet over the next decade, Airline Weekly reported Thursday, citing comments from the Delta chief executive. did.

“No news to report [but] we are talking constantly [Boeing],” Airline Weekly quoted Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian as saying in a webinar on Sept. 20. “There is definitely a place for it. [the MAX] If we can figure out how to get them.”

Any Boeing 737 MAX order would be a first for Delta, which did not have the aircraft in its fleet when the plane was grounded in March 2019 after two fatal crashes. It will also be the first major Boeing order for Delta in a decade.

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However, the story does not state whether there were any buy orders on the horizon.

A Delta spokesperson declined to confirm Bastian’s comments and said the airline had no fleet announcements.

Boeing did not respond to a request for comment.

Reuters reported last October that Boeing was in discussions with Delta to take over 40 of the 737 MAX jets.

In the webinar, Bastian said Delta is also looking to acquire more Airbus A220 and A350 aircraft, Airline Weekly reported.

Airbus did not respond to Reuters’ request for comments.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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