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Avolon in Max compensation talks with Boeing

Lessor's order for 148 Max jets hit with delays after global grounding, but executive says legal action is 'last resort'

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Avolon chief executive Domhnal Slattery. Photo: Bloomberg

Avolon chief executive Domhnal Slattery. Photo: Bloomberg

Avolon chief executive Domhnal Slattery. Photo: Bloomberg

Dublin-based aircraft leasing giant Avolon is in talks with Boeing regarding compensation for delayed deliveries of 737 Max jets, but chief commercial officer and president John Higgins has insisted legal action would be a "last resort".

He told the Irish Independent that Avolon - Boeing's fourth-biggest customer - could also place an additional order for aircraft with the manufacturer.

"If we can get more value through directing the compensation into the price of our airplanes and the profile of the order book, we'll do that," he said.