Lufthansa still has trust in Boeing - CEO

Tuesday, 26. March 2019 19:57

Deutsche Lufthansa AG CEO Carsten Spohr told reporters on Tuesday that the airline still trusts Boeing despite the two deadly crashes of the manufacturer's 737 MAX 8 aircraft in the past five months.

"We have not lost our trust in Boeing," Spohr noted. "They've built wonderful aircraft over the decades, and I am sure they will fix the current issue," he added. According to Spohr, Lufthansa doesn't currently own any 737 MAX planes but the company plans to purchase over 100 new planes and will decide next year if it will buy Boeing's 737 MAX planes or Airbus' A320neo narrow-body airliners.

Last week, Boeing announced it will stop charging airlines for extra safety features in response to the crashes of Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air which killed a total of over 300 people. The company also vowed to roll out an update to the software which is believed to have been responsible for the fatal incidents. Earlier, Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways voiced support for Boeing. Meanwhile, most countries and airlines temporarily grounded and banned 737 MAX planes from their airspace while the probe into the Ethiopian Airlines crash is ongoing. China also stopped taking applications for the model's airworthiness certification.

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