British Airways wants its Boeing 737 MAXs earlier than initially planned

Dublin, Ireland - International Airlines Group subsidiary British Airways wants to receive its first Boeing 737 MAX in 2022.

Chief Executive Willie Walsh said that his company is in talks with Boeing to expedite the delivery of the first of 200 737 MAX jets that were ordered during the Paris Air Show in June.

According to the original plan, the deliveries are scheduled between 2023 and 2027.

We are having very constructive discussions with Boeing. We are looking at bringing forward the delivery to 2022, which we think will be possible,

Walsh told reporters during the presentation of the Group's quarterly results.

We remain confident that the issues will be addressed by the safety regulators,

Walsh added.

The order commitment for 200 aircraft will be converted into a firm order when the 737 MAXs are allowed to fly again.