AirlineRatings’ Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas has appeared on CNN straight talking issues related to the 737 MAX.
Thomas refuted claims that the 737 MAX was rushed through to catch up with the Airbus A320neo.
He said, in fact, the opposite was the case with the 737 MAX design taking longer than any other 737 upgrades.
Thomas added that suggestions by some media that safety options for the 737 MAX are lucrative for aircraft manufacturers were nonsense.
“Options are a nightmare for Boeing and Airbus and snarl production lines leading too expensive delays,” Thomas said.
For decades aircraft manufacturers have striven to limit or eliminate options to make the production process smoother and more profitable. Read the full story here.