SMBC Aviation Capital’s successful negotiation to delay the delivery of 68 Boeing MAXs until 2025-2027 is the right outcome for both the lessor and the US airframe maker, said chief executive Peter Barrett. A number of lessors and airlines have announced delays of their MAX deliveries (see Tui story in Airline News) in recent weeks, but Barrett told Airline Economics that the discussions with Boeing had been underway since the plane first experienced problems in 2019. “We an important customer of Boeing and we have been in discussions with them since March last year when the planes were grounded by tragic accidents
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