Comair to remove Boeing 737 MAX 8 from schedules
The decision came only hours after Comair defiantly stuck to its guns to keep the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in the air.
Comair has ordered eight of Boeing 737 MAX 8’s but only received one at the end of February. A second aircraft would arrive later this month, with the remaining six set to arrive between 2019 and 2022. Despite removing it from schedules, the airline is confident in the safety of the aircraft.
Wrenelle Stander, executive director of Comair’s airline division, said in a media release that the airline wasn’t forced to remove the aircraft, but safety remains their top priority:
“The safety and confidence of our customers and crew is always our priority. Comair has decided to remove its 737 MAX from its flight schedule, although neither regulatory authorities nor the manufacturer has required it to do so.”
According to Comair, MAX 8 is the latest iteration of the most common commercial aircraft ever manufactured. They confirmed in the media release that MAX 8 is well-established around the world.