© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ryanair planes are seen at Dublin Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), Dublin, Eire, Might 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair may place a big order for Boeing (NYSE:)’s MAX 10 plane this 12 months however provided that the worth is true because the airline shouldn’t be below any time stress, its chief monetary officer mentioned on Monday.
A big order from Ryanair, Boeing’s largest European airline buyer, would supply a significant enhance to the MAX, which was grounded for 20 months after two deadly crashes.
Ryanair is already the most important European buyer for the MAX, with 210 agency orders of the 197-seat MAX200 mannequin.
It has repeatedly mentioned it’s eager about a big order of the bigger 230-seat MAX 10, which took off on its maiden flight in June.
“Perhaps the again finish of the 12 months we’ll do one thing. Perhaps not. It is all predicated on worth,” CFO Neil Sorahan informed Reuters in an interview on the publication of the airline’s outcomes for its April-June quarter.
“If the worth is true, we’re but it surely’s a publish FY26 time-frame so we’re below no time stress there,” he mentioned, referring to the airline’s monetary 12 months to March 31, 2026, when its present order ends.
In a presentation to buyers O’Leary mentioned the MAX 10 was one thing the airline would “revisit with Boeing perhaps in the direction of the top of the 12 months.”
“We expect the MAX 10 is a good plane, however you already know we’re very disciplined in Ryanair we’ll solely place orders after we assume the worth is true,” O’Leary mentioned.
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