Confidence Boost in Boeing 737 MAX: Will It Ever Regain Trust?

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Dubai Airshow 2019 has brought Boeing some exciting news and encouraging deals. Primarily, the great confidence boost in struggling Boeing 737 MAX program – Air Astana and SunExpress have placed orders on the type.

For the troubled and for more than eight months grounded aircraft over the safety concerns, it is a great leap forward.

Air Astana, the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has placed an order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan.


Meanwhile, SunExpress, a Turkish airline, announced about supplementing its initial order for 32 Boeing 737 MAX planes with 10 additional aircraft of the type. With this addition the airline aims to continue renewing its fleet and growing its position in the leisure travel industry.

“We regret the impact the MAX grounding has had on SunExpress and their passengers. The Boeing team is working hard to safely return the airplane to service and providing the capacity for SunExpress to continue serving as the backbone of air travel in the Turkish tourism industry”, said Stan Deal, president & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Source: Boeing