Ryanair may want to place a new order for the Boeing 737 MAX this year. The order would be for 150 to 200 aircraft. The Irish Independent reports this on Friday.
Ryanair would like to place the order as soon as the aviation authorities give the green light to fly the Boeing 737 MAX again. It looks like this will be the case by the end of 2020.
Earlier this year, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary already hinted that he wanted to place an order for a unknown number of 737 MAX aircraft. The choice would fall on the MAX 10, the largest variant of this type with seating for up to 230 passengers.
Ryanair currently has 135 MAX 200’s (seating 197 passengers) on order. The delivery of these aircraft has been significantly delayed because the type has been on the ground since March 2019 after two fatal accidents.
The Irish Independent calculates that an order for 150 737 MAX devices would cost at least sixteen billion euros. It would be by far the largest aircraft order for the aviation industry in 2020.