@dredmorbius I do think the technical problems will get fixed. There's too much on the line not to.
If we can (for the sake of argument) take that as a given for a moment...
What's left then is public perception, and a gigantic marketing nightmare. Sticking with the old name was never gonna fly, from that point of view.
(pun intended) 😉
The MAX name is dead as dead can be.
@dredmorbius Well, MAXually...
Yes. You got it. I'm not even going to try and MAXplane this any further. 🥁
@dredmorbius Hmm...While I'm not a huge fan of Boeing, that's not a fair or reasonable assessment, unless you are just looking to hate on Boeing. Name changes help solve a marketing and perception problem, albeit in a way I wouldn't recommend. I don't think its intended to be an engineering fix or even a management change.
@gedvondur Timing says a lot. Sale aand change occur whilst Boeing are still spinning the situation, and have royally fucked up.
Seems like the name change is for Ryanair, not Boeing and has been used before.
That being said, I hope Ryanair squeezed the living hell out of Boeing to ink this deal.
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