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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:08 AM

United Airlines orders 25 new Boeing 737 MAX jets

Source: Reuters

AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE MARCH 1, 2021 8:28 AM UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

By Reuters Staff 1 MIN READ

(Reuters) - United Airlines Holdings Inc has ordered 25 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for delivery in 2023, the U.S. airline said on Monday.

The airline also moved up the delivery of 40 previously ordered MAX aircraft to 2022 and 5 to 2023.

“With a number of our aircraft nearing the end of their lifecycle and the growth opportunities that we know will exist in the COVID-19 recovery period, this agreement will help us to grow as demand returns,” Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella said in a memo.

Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru and Tracy Rucinski; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Sriraj Kalluvila





Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-united-arlns-max/united-airlines-orders-25-new-boeing-737-max-jets-idUSKBN2AT2HT?il=0

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turbinetree Mar 2021 OP
speak easy Mar 2021 #1
jmowreader Mar 2021 #3
Happy Hoosier Mar 2021 #4
speak easy Mar 2021 #5
Happy Hoosier Mar 2021 #6
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 11:38 AM

1. Does not make a penny's difference

that United's passengers would prefer not to fly on that plane.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:49 PM

3. I would fly on it in a heartbeat

If it's not flown in an unairworthy condition (Lion Air) or by unairworthy pilots (Ethiopian Airlines, who put a FO with 250 hours in the plane; if you work at it you can run up 250 hours in three months) it is a perfectly serviceable jet.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:05 PM

4. No one will care in a year or two.

The plane is safe and its safety risks were always exaggerated.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 07:09 PM

5. Given the extensive reviews and the requisite pilot training

I would say that that the plane is as safe as any other now, perhaps safer.

but (and there has to be a but) one more crash in the near term, and it's Comet time.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 08:36 PM

6. Maybe... our perceptions are so different now

Commercial air travel is incredibly safe now. It doesn't take much to happen for it to look really dangerous even though it‘s not.

The Comet really was a flying coffin by comparison.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:33 PM

2. They must have gotten

a big discount. So it goes.

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