Paris Air Show day two and, shock, some real news! In the best-kept industry secret of the year, British Airways parent International Airlines Group announced a deal for 200 Boeing 737 MAXs. The deliberate significance of this LOI, for a mix of 737-8s and larger 737-10s, cannot be understated. Boeing has not secured (or at least, not publicly acknowledged) a single firm order for a MAX since the aircraft was grounded in March following the new narrowbody’s two crashes—both fatal ...

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