Very uneasy that IAG ordered 200 737 Max aircraft on Jun 18th
I hated the good PR cover Boeing bought with this order: BA-owner IAG signs deal to buy 200 planes https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48682123
As the most recent news shows, there are some pretty unpleasant flaws in the 737 MAX itself, and in the design, test and approval processes.
Willie Walsh is quoted as saying IAG had “every confidence in Boeing and expect that the aircraft will make a successful return to service in the coming months having received approval from the regulators”. Surely it is too early to say this with confidence, especially as the plane was not grounded after the first accident and Boeing/FAA were so reluctant to act even after the second. Boeing/FAA will have to be much more careful now the world is watching so I doubt there will be any quick fix.
I assume IAG got an outrageously good deal.