Ryanair’s First 737 MAX Supply Weeks Away After New Delays
Boeing’s largest European buyer for the jet has been ready two years for its first supply owing to the grounding of the plane after two deadly crashes.
In March it reduce its forecast for MAX deliveries in time for the 2021 summer season season from 24 to 16, saying it will take eight in April and eight in Could and was not planning to take any in the course of the peak summer season months from June onwards.
However the chief govt of Ryanair DAC, the Ryanair Group’s most important airline, on Wednesday indicated that it may not take supply of any of the jets earlier than the top of April.
“We hope it’s going to be within the subsequent variety of weeks. In all probability within the subsequent two weeks,” Eddie Wilson informed the net World Aviation Competition.
Group Chief Govt Michael O’Leary on Wednesday stated the airline had a technical staff ready in Seattle however that Boeing had not delivered.
“We hope to (take supply of the MAX) however Boeing nonetheless haven’t managed to ship one but,” O’Leary informed the Monetary Instances. “Each day we have now a staff out in Seattle ready for supply of the primary plane.”
O’Leary stated on April that the primary of 210 MAX jets Ryanair has on order can be delivered inside days.
(Reporting by Conor HumphriesEditing by David Goodman)