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Russian Airline Pobeda Pulls Out Of Boeing 737 MAX Contracts

Published on Aug 18 2021 1:30 PM in General Industry tagged: Russia / Boeing / Aeroflot / Boeing 737 MAX / Pobeda

Russian Airline Pobeda Pulls Out Of Boeing 737 MAX Contracts

Russian airline Pobeda has pulled out of contracts for 20 Boeing 737 MAX planes, the low cost unit of national flag carrier Aeroflot has said.

Boeing 737 MAX

Russia has not authorised flights by Boeing 737 MAX planes since a ban that followed two crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people in 2018-19.

"We have given up on firm contracts for 20 Boeings 737 MAX, without any penalties," Pobeda said in a statement sent to Reuters.

Leasing companies GECAS and SMBC had been due to deliver five and 15 of the planes to Pobeda, respectively.

The airline said one of the reasons for the decision not to acquire the aircraft was the lack of state approval to use them.

Pobeda operates 44 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and expects to receive 20 planes a year from its parent company Aeroflot in 2022–2023.

News by Reuters, edited for Hospitality Ireland by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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