After a 20-month grounding of Boeing 737 Max commercial air crafts, The Boeing Company is set to gain its momentum back by signing a deal with a leading European Airline.
The Boeing Company (BA) stock is rising once again after plunging back in February 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic had impacted badly on the airline industry and the planemaking mammoth has deeply suffered from suspended operations during all this time.
The deal with the largest European budget airline, Ryanair Holdings Plc for its 737 Max jet will be a huge boost for the company. This will restore Boeing’s best-selling model after a 20-month long grounding following two massive crashes.
Things are changing for the company as the conditions are getting better. With the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine approval in the EU, it is anticipated for the airline industry is to revive swiftly.
Boeing Co. shares traded with a bullish momentum on Thursday, at a day’s range of $226.53 – $242.00. BA closed the trading session at $237.35 up by 6.03%. While, the trading volume was almost 46 million from the average volume of 22.8 million.
As we write this at 8:17 A.M. EST, BA was soaring by 1.85% trading at $241.74.
Boeing’s 737 Max aircrafts were grounded following the plane crash incidents in October 2018 and March 2019. The Max planes are making their way back to the air after they were grounded in March 2019.
The new deal with Dublin-based Ryanairwould once again add value and life to the Max planes. Ryanair will purchase additional 75 single-aisle aircrafts, taking the total tally to 210. This will truncate Boeing’s drought of orders following the two deadly crashes.
The deal is valued at $9.4 million as per the firm’s order list, excluding discounts that are customary for plane purchases.
Ryanair will compress its order for the aircraft delivery to happen much faster over the period of next five years. The initial deliveries were made in early spring. While, the next 50 units are expected to be delivered by end of 2021.
This is not a simple deal. We have to consider the criticism on Boeing and Europe’s most valuableairline putting its stake in Max. Boeing will feel morecomfortable after this deal and work on its revival in the market.
In November, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administrationgave the clearanceforMax aircrafts to fly again. While, the European regulators have issued a preliminary approval.
The CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary called the plane ‘the game-changer’. Clearing the doubts of 737 Max, O’Leary commented that this is the most audited aircraft in history and it will be one of the safest planes in future. The credibility stands as the plane has completed over 840,000 flight hours.
Further,O’Leary added that they are continuing the talks with The Boeing Company (BA) for a possible deal of the the bigger Max 10.