Alan Joyce has hinted he could use Qantas’ status as the world’s safest airline to negotiate a cut-price deal to buy Boeing’s troubled 737MAX when it returns to service.
Boeing moved quickly on Wednesday to reassure airlines that the discovery of potentially dangerous debris in 737 MAX fuel tanks would not delay vital maintenance work designed to return the stricken model to service. The statement comes after an internal memo leaked to Reuters revealed how ‘foreign object debris’ – thought to include rags, tools
Boeing says it is "possible" regulators could give the all clear to resume deliveries of the grounded 737 MAX in December 2019.
Boeing has replaced the head of its commercial airplanes business as the global grounding of the 737 MAX stretches into a seventh month.
Boeing says it has commenced implementing the recommendations of an independent review into the company's engineering and aircraft design that was conducted after two fatal crashes involving the 737 MAX.