Delta. Bastian: "Interested in the possible future midsized aircraft of Boeing"
No comment on the possible investment in Alitalia
The Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines Ed Bastian speaking at a press conference in Atlanta yesterday said that he was confident that Boeing will solve the B-737 MAX automatic anti-stalling system (MCAS) software as soon as possible. Statements arriving despite the fact that Delta has no in this fleet any model of this aircraft, unlike its rivals Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United which are facing a series of difficulties due to the global grounding of all B-737 MAX forcing them to cancel flights and use larger aircraft to carry all passengers. This is causing more short-term spending for these companies, and the President of United Scott Kirby explained that "we will not be able to use the B-777 and B-787 forever instead of the B-737 MAX as it is practically impossible being able to fill them completely".
As far as Delta is concerned, in the future there may be the new narrow and long-range fuselage aircraft that could be presented during 2020 by Boeing, which is probing the ground to see how many interested people are there before starting to develop the airplane (which should be called B-797). Bastian also refused to comment on Delta's possible investment in Alitalia with Ferrovie dello Stato.
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