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B-737 MAX airplane, Azal cancels order worth 1 billion for security reasons

The Azeri company would have bought ten aircraft from Boeing

The flag carrier of Azerbaijan, Azal, has cancelled an order for ten B-737 MAX, worth $ 1 billion, for security reasons. The Azeri carrier has canceled the purchase by Boeing following the fatal accidents that involved the airplane in Ethiopia and Indonesia, killing 346 people.

Following the grounding of the aircraft ordered by flight safety agencies around the world, many companies send compensation claims to the American industry. Now the losses due to the malfunctioning of the aircraft should be a jewel will increase with the billion dollars that would have arrived from the Azeri carrier.

Interviewed by "CBS", the company's CEO Dennis Muilenberg admitted the failure of the management and the lack of communication with the regulatory authorities. Boeing said it had worked on the MCAS software modifications to obtain the new certification, but now new manufacturing defects have emerged on the B-737 MAX (see AVIONEWS).

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency