Southwest Airlines Remains Confident In Boeing Fleet Amid Safety Concerns
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Texas Take News/Southside Light
Published: 03/10/2019 10:53 p.m.
Dallas, Texas—Amid safety concerns of the increasingly popular Boeing 737-MAX fleet, one of Boeing’s biggest and most steadfast customers is standing by their commitment to Boeing and the Boeing 737 fleet.
Southwest Airlines said in a statement Sunday evening that they do not have any changes planned to their operational policies or procedures for the 737-MAX 8 fleet.
Dallas based Southwest operates a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which saw its initial rollout in December 2015.
“We have been in contact with Boeing and will continue to stay close to the investigation as it progresses,” a Southwest spokesperson said in a formal statement to Texas Take News on Sunday evening. “We remain confident in the safety and airworthiness of our fleet of more than 750 Boeing aircraft.”
An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed only minutes after departing Addis Ababa, the Capital of Ethiopia, killing all 157 aboard—including eight Americans. This is the second deadly disaster involving its new 737 MAX model in recent months.
Official Statement from Southwest Airlines