Saudi airline Flyadeal refused us Boeing 737 Max in favor of the European Airbus. About it reports Deutsche Welle with reference to the statement of the carrier.
At Saudi Arabian Airlines, a subsidiary company which is Flyadeal, was a preliminary agreement with Boeing for delivery of 50 aircraft. However, in the past in June the international air show in Paris, the representatives of the carrier has signed with Airbus a contract for the purchase of several dozen A320neo. Then about plans to abandon the 737 Max were not reported, according to Deutsche Welle.
In the future, Flyadeal the fleet will consist of Airbus, the company said. A batch of 30 European aircraft with a total value of 5.9 billion euros will go to Saudi Arabia in December.
In early June, the Federal aviation administration, the U.S. found a marriage in the details of the Boeing aircraft. Defects were found on the slats 312 aircraft models Boeing 737 NG and Boeing 737 Max worldwide.
In October 2018 the 737 Max Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed near the country’s capital of Jakarta. Then killing all 189 people on Board: 181 passengers and eight crew members. In March 2019, another disaster involving the Boeing 737 Max was the case in Ethiopia, her victims were 157 people. After that, most of the world, including Russia, have suspended the operation of the aircraft.
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