Boeing takes off at Paris Air Show
June 19, 2019 -- British Airways owner IAG and Boeing stole the show at the end of the second day of the Paris Air Show with a surprise 200-strong commitment for the 737 Max worth more than $24 billion.
In a late afternoon press conference, IAG and Boeing announced a letter of intent for 200 aircraft -- a mix of 737 Max-8s and 10s. Powered by CFM International Leap-1B engines, the jets would be delivered between 2023 and 2027, says IAG.
The group says the aircraft would be used by a number of its airlines, including Vueling, Level and British Airways. It specifies that the UK carrier would operate the plane from London Gatwick airport.