Virgin Australia closely monitoring Boeing 737 MAX 8 situation

14 March, 2019

Virgin Australia announced (12-Mar-2019) it will not introduce "any new aircraft to the fleet unless we are completely satisfied with its safety". The company stated it is closely monitoring the situation concerning the Boeing 737 MAX and will continue to work with Boeing, Australia's Civl Aviation Safety Authority, and other relevant authorities as more information becomes available. According to CAPA Fleet Database, Virgin Australia has 30 Boeing 787 MAX aircraft on order but has not started to operate the type. [more - original PR]