Paris Air Show

Boeing is in talks for more 737 MAX orders, sales chief says


Boeing is in talks with other airlines for sales of its grounded 737 Max after receiving a 'humbling' 200-plane letter of intent from British Airways owner IAG at the Paris Airshow, its sales chief said on Thursday.

Senior vice president Ihssane Mounir also dismissed the launch of a longer-range single-aisle jet by rival Airbus as suitable for only a "sliver" of the market that Boeing hopes to address with a possible all-new mid-market plane.

He declined to comment on the timing of Boeing's own mid-market plane and said returning the grounded 737 MAX to service was its top priority.