Virgin Australia closely monitoring Boeing 737 MAX 8 situation

    Virgin Australia stated (12-Mar-2019) it will not introduce “any new aircraft to the fleet unless we are completely satisfied with its safety”. The company stated it is closely monitoring the situation concerning the Boeing 737 MAX and will continue to work with Boeing, Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, and other relevant authorities as more information becomes available. According to the CAPA Fleet Database, Virgin Australia has 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order but has not started to operate the type.