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Flyadeal cancels Boeing 737 Max order

Posted 8 July 2019 · Add Comment

Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flyadeal has cancelled an order for 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

 

The airline signed a deal with Boeing in 2018 worth up to $6bn for 30 of the latest version of the 737 – with an option for 20 more.  However, since the crashes of two 737 Max jets, the first in Indonesia in October followed by one in Ethiopia in March, which killed 346 people, the airline has switched the order to Boeing's rival, Airbus, with a new agreement for 30 A320 Neo aircraft.

Since the crashes, investigators have focused their efforts on the aircraft's control system and Boeing has been working with regulators to roll out a software upgrade.

As yet, there is no date when the Boeing 737 Max aircraft might be cleared to fly again.

Last week Boeing announced that it would give $100m to help families affected by the two crashes.

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