B737 MAX – Will You Fly on One ?

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  • AMcWhirter
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    Ryanair reported to be cancelling some flights, maybe closing some bases owing to the MAX issues.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49000796

    I was asked why Ryanair couldn’t simply cancel its huge MAX order and buy from another firm.

    But besides losing the Boeing discount which other manufacturer, besides Airbus, builds the sort of aircraft suitable for LCCs ?

    And the Airbus waiting list (for high-capacity short-haul aircraft) is long.


    jjlasne
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    BT has a poll regarding the Max returning to service this year or next. IMHO, it won’ t return to service anytime soon if enough carriers cancel their orders and pax refuse to fly the equipment.


    AFlyingDutchman
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    BT has a poll regarding the Max returning to service this year or next. IMHO, it won’ t return to service anytime soon if enough carriers cancel their orders and pax refuse to fly the equipment.

    The problem with this is what choice do airlines have. The backlog or orders at both Boeing and Airbus are enormous, and even if airlines with the Max on order cancel their orders, they will then be so far down the list for delivery of Airbus equipment that they wont see their new aircraft for at least ten years. The Max will most likely be the most scrutinised modern day aircraft, and once re-certified in whatever guise it comes, will likely be incredibly safe, due to the intense new/current scrutiny. Whilst most of us on this formu travel regularly, many of us too frequerntly, and know every aircrafty type, the vast majority of the publci do not, and they rarely have a clue what plane they are boarding, they just want to get from a to b at the lowest cost and best schedule. Perhaps a bigger issue might be crew not willing or reluctant to work the aircraft, which you hear more of in the US press.

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