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Turkish Airlines Reaches 737 MAX Compensation Deal with Boeing

A Turkish 737 MAX (Photo: Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia – Turkish Airlines, TC-LCJ, Boeing 737-8 MAX, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78144499)

Turkish Airlines has reached a deal with Boeing regarding compensation for the financial impacts brought upon by the grounding of the MAX, according to Fox Business.

The airline did not specify the amount of the deal, but a Turkish newspaper has reported that the deal includes $150 million USD in compensation for financial loss and $75 million for spare parts and training.

Before the grounding of the aircraft in March, Turkish had received 12 MAX aircraft. The carrier was planning on bringing 75 MAX planes into its fleet, with 65 MAX 8s and 10 MAX 9s.

Turkish is one of the many carriers that had been seeking compensation from Boeing due to the grounding.

Southwest Airlines, the largest operator of the MAX, had stated that they reached a deal totaling $830 million in 2019. European carrier TUI, an operator of six MAX aircraft, said that they are still in talks with Boeing but had losses totaling up to 400 million euros ($448 million) due to the grounding.

While Turkish Airlines had been prepared to take legal action against Boeing, the carrier still has orders with the manufacturer. The carrier has increased the number of 737-800s in its 2020 fleet plan from 75 to 88.

Akhil Dewan

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    An “AvGeek” for most of his life, Akhil has always been drawn to aviation. If there is an opportunity to read about an airline, fly on a new airplane, or talk to anyone about aviation, he is on it. Akhil has been on over 20 different kinds of aircraft, his favorite being the MD-80. Additionally, he has visited 5 continents and plans to knock out the remaining two (Africa and Antarctica) soon. Based in Dallas, Akhil graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Management Information Systems and currently works in consulting. His dream is to become an airline executive.

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