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.

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Key Points
  • American Airlines is ordering 50 new Airbus A321XLR planes.
  • The deal marks the first major U.S. carrier to purchase the European planes since their debut Monday.
  • American announced the deal at the Paris Air Show on Wednesday.