Boeing blowout ‘made us humble’, says Airbus chief as company gears up for Q4 results
While investors have said Airbus stands to benefit from Boeing’s mishap, Guillaume Faury is careful not to appear as profiting from his rival’s crisis
Guillaume Faury, the chief executive of Airbus, said rival Boeing’s mishap with a 737 Max-9 model in early January is a lesson for the entire industry to double down on safety, even as accidents become an increasingly rare occurrence in commercial aviation.
“It’s never good when an incident happens, whatever the type of plane,” Faury said at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday. “And this incident makes us very humble.”
Airbus provides aircraft to a host of international airlines, including JetBlue, Emirates and American Airlines. The Airbus A320 is the backbone of the Aer Lingus short-haul fleet and operates between Ireland and European destinations, while fellow Irish carrier Ryanair uses Boeing aircraft.