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The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice
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Boeing has lost a major contract for the supply of Boeing 737 Max
Low-cost Saudi airline Flyadeal cancels order for 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
This decision follows the crash of two 737 Max aircraft, the first in Indonesia in October and then in Ethiopia in March, which killed 346 people..
Since then, Boeing has been working on design improvements that will satisfy regulators.
Boeing said Flyadeal decided not to fulfill the pre-order due to «schedule requirements».
The failed deal was to include the purchase of a total of 50 Boeing 737 Max aircraft for $ 5.9 billion..
Instead, Fyadeal, which is controlled by state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines, will operate a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft..
Loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 in March marks second fatal Boeing 737 Max in five months.
An identical plane belonging to the Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed into the sea off Jakarta in October 2018.
Accident investigators focused on aircraft control system, Boeing worked with regulators to deploy software update.
Boeing announced last week that it will provide $ 100 million to help families affected by two crashes.
IAG said last month that it intends to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The aircraft will be used by IAG airlines including British Airways, Vueling and Level. Letter of Intent was signed at the Paris Air Show.
Then IAG CEO Willie Walsh said: «We fully trust Boeing and expect the aircraft to return to service successfully in the coming months with regulatory approval.».