By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade
The national air carrier of Azerbaijan is in close contact with Boeing Corporation in connection with the investigation of Boeing 737 MAX-8 crash in Ethiopia.
“Analysis of two Boeing 737 MAX-8 crashes indicated a lot of similarities – both aircraft crashed a few minutes after takeoff. The initial version of the incidents - a possible problem in the software of the airliners,” President of Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Asgarov said commenting on journalists’ numerous requests to the airline.
Total of 10 Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft will be delivered to Azerbaijan Airlines within three years starting from the end of this year in accordance with the signed agreement between AZAL and Boeing Corporation.
“We are working closely with American experts from Boeing on this issue. In case of detection of any defects in the software of the new aircraft, they will be completely eliminated before their delivery to our country. This issue will be under our constant control,” said Jahangir Asgarov.
Recall, that two aircraft of this type crashed on October 29, 2018 and on March 10 of this year. A number of airlines announced a temporary suspension of use of the Boeing 737 MAX-8 until the investigation results of the incident were ascertained.
Generally, more than 300 Boeing 737-MAX planes are in operation and more than 5,000 have been ordered worldwide since 2017. It is the latest iteration of the 737, the world’s bestselling plane, ever more capable of flying autonomously.
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