Poland-based Enter Air has agreed to order two 737 MAX 8s with options for two more MAXs.
Enter Air currently has two (grounded) 737 MAX 8s in its fleet with four more on order. If Enter Air exercises its options in this order, they’ll have a total of 10 737 MAXs once all have been delivered.
Grzegorz Polaniecki, Enter Air’s general director and board member:
Despite the current crisis, it is important to think about the future. To that end, we have agreed to order additional 737-8 aircraft. Following the rigorous checks that the 737 MAX is undergoing, I am convinced it will be the best aircraft in the world for many years to come.
Can’t disagree with that logic. Despite the scrutiny its received, and rightfully so, the MAX is still an important option for airlines with a large 737 fleet looking for new aircraft to replace their aging ones. Hopefully the certification process is smooth, but the MAX is closer to getting back into the skies with each passing day. Congratulations to Boeing, even though this isn’t the largest order ever placed. Maybe this will start an order trend for airlines who’ve been hesitant for announcing MAX orders.
It would, and there’s probably some available in the second-hand market right now, but Enter Air is likely waiting a few years for air travel demand to recover. By the time they take delivery of these additional MAXs, the aviation industry should have recovered already.
There was likely some discount in this purchase and it’s positive news for Boeing