IAG orders 200 737-8s and 737-10s

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  1. jimntx

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    IAG (British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus are primary members) has ordered 200 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft from Boeing. Yes, you're right! They are the 737 MAX8 and MAX10 with a new name (OK, almost new). I think we will see less and less reference to MAX anything.

    https://crankyflier.com/2019/06/21/...g-clarity-to-mh370-major-merger-restrictions/

    There are some other issues included in the article. For instance, only one MD-80 ordered directly for American Airlines still flying. There are 27 former TWA 80s still in service. However, American says they are all still scheduled to be retired this Fall. Requiescat in Pace, (Maybe, maybe not. Let's see if the MAX 8s are still grounded this Fall.)
     
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    Read a commentary about the Boeing purchases by IAG. Surprise and shock was the reaction among most airline people because IAG has always been strictly an AB user. Commentary suggested that this is a ploy to get better deals from Boeing and get more attention paid by Airbus. If the purchase goes through with the numbers stated, IAG will have almost exactly the same number of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
     

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