Ryanair has become more pessimistic about the delivery date of ordered Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts. The Irish budget airline still has dozens of the problem plane on order.
Ryanair should have received about 58 until the summer. Now that there may be just five in the direction of October, Ryainair CEO Michael O’Leary has said in an interview with the German magazine Wirtschaftswoche.
The airline will still talk to Boeing about a compensation. But according to O’Leary, the Irish will only do that when they finally receive another device.
The 737 MAX has been on the ground worldwide since March, after two fatal crashes with the model occurred within five months. The two aircraft accidents, in Indonesia and Ethiopia, are probably the result of a safety system that kept pushing the nose down because a sensor was not working properly. The American aircraft manufacturer must first resolve the technical problems of the aircraft from aviation authorities before the 737 MAX is allowed to fly again. It was recently announced that Boeing is therefore temporarily ceasing production of the device.