Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, said: , Europe’s largest discount carrier, which has ordered nearly 400 jets from Boeing since 2010.
Monday’s CEO’s unusually dull comment focused on delays in delivery of Boeing planes. Ryanair said the spring and summer schedules need to be reduced because the planes that aircraft manufacturers expected to deliver by the end of April will probably not arrive by the end of June, O’Leary said.
“I can understand why there are so many challenges in building a new aircraft, but the aircraft that was built and built two years ago only had to fill in gasoline and fly to Dublin. Why is it a few months behind? I don’t know, “he said in a telephone conference with investors about the company’s performance. “This is content with the very poor performance in Seattle.”
Boeing refused to comment on O’Leary’s remarks.
Boeing is making great planes, O’Leary said, but it may be time to change management.
“It’s our outlook on life whether existing management needs to enhance the game or change existing management,” he said. “We are very pleased to be able to work with existing management, but we need to make a bloody improvement in what they have provided to us over the last 12 months …. we are pleased. I’m a customer at, but I’m having a hard time Despite the number of white tails sitting on the ground in Seattle, delivery is slow and I can’t trade on a new aircraft. “
“If they put together their s ***, we would be happy to accept more aircraft in the summer of 23 and the summer of 24,” O’Leary said. “There is growth there to win.”
He also said the airline is ready to resume negotiations on a new generation of 737 Max orders, but has not yet obtained FAA approval and pointed out that it is dangerous to rely on it. That’s why Ryanair is also considering buying 50 jets in the second-hand market instead. And he had a word of choice for Boeing sales staff.
“I wonder what their sales team has done in the last two years,” O’Leary said. “Frankly, most of them seem to be sitting at home at their f *** ing Jim Jum working at home instead of selling planes to their customers.”
“Moving headquarters from Chicago to Virginia may be good for business defenders, but it doesn’t solve the fundamental problem on Seattle’s commercial aircraft side,” he said.
Criticism from other customers
In addition to the O’Leary, several other airlines have complained about recent conference calls about the problems they face from delays on the 787 or 777X.
Earlier this month, Boeing suggested that Boeing needs cultural change, and perhaps leadership, as CEO of Avolon, one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that Boeing got lost,” Slutary said at a meeting in the Air Finance Journal in a comment that Reuters first reported and confirmed by Abolon. “Boeing has a renowned history … they make great planes, but culture is said to eat a strategy for breakfast, and that’s what happened in Boeing.”