The CEO of one the world’s largest airline groups gave Boeing a significant and highly public boost at the Paris Air Show June 18, announcing a tentative deal for 200 MAX 737s. As the MAX remains grounded, International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh, whose airlines include British Airways, announced the LOI for MAX 8s and 10s on the second day of the show, stating that Boeing is “a brand I trust.” Although tentative, it was a stunning deal given the timing and ...

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