Boeing is near a finalizing a significant new order for the 737 MAX from Southwest Airlines, a deal that would guarantee its most significant client remains an all-Boeing carrier, as indicated by a report by Reuters refering to individuals acquainted with the proposed deal.
The order could be for many planes, up to almost 100.
In October, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said the airline was picking between the new 737 MAX 7 and the Airbus A220 to supplant its 143-seat 737-700 airplane.
Southwest has around 470 of those smaller jets in its fleet, and any transition to supplant them with Airbus airplane would have been a tremendous blow to Boeing.
Notwithstanding the almost two-year establishing of the MAX, Southwest most likely wouldn’t have considered the costly suggestion of adding another airplane type to its present each of the 737 fleet.
In any case, Boeing is near fighting off that situation as it attempts to make certain about the deal. What’s more, this order would probably be just the first installment, with follow-up orders later as Southwest eliminates all the older model 737-700s in its fleet.
Whenever settled, the deal will be a significant success for Boeing. It will assist the MAX regain traction in the market and furthermore signal that aircrafts with strong financials trying to get through the pandemic are prepared to purchase.