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A brand new new Boeing 737-800 for Air Madagascar

After multitude of technical problems, Air Madagascar had been forced on several occasions to cancel its flights, even leaving hundreds of passengers blocked in the Island. To the point where many of these Reunionese victim of cancellations are together setting an association in order to collectivly file a complaint against Air Mad with Me Philippe Creissen as lawyer.
The current date might yet mark a historic turning point for the Malagasy airline. The Midi Madagasikara newspaper announced indeed announced that it would make the acquisition of a new Boeing 737-800 with a capacity of 186 seats, which is scheduled to land today on the tarmac at the Ivato airport.
According to the newspaper, "The 737-800 is one of the most comfortable of short and medium haul Boeing aircraft. The Boeing 737-800 Next Generation as it is called in the aviation community is also the most environmentally friendly of the category in terms of consumption and protection against noise. A guarantee of comfort for the future passengers of your regional Air Madagascar. Concerning profitability, the new aircraft has the advantage of having a reduced fuel consumption. Thus, this will allow the company executives to make more profit, and thereby to confront more effectively the competition from other regional companies. "

The newspaper also revealed that Air Mad will purchase this aircraft for a comprised value between 70 and 85 million dollars, as a leasing contract, just as it had already done for the two ATR 72-600 recently acquired.
Still an unknown factor: What attitude will the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) be adopting? The latter has just completed its investigation in the island to know whether or not to authorize the company to assure itself the maintenance of its aircraft. On this point, relates Midi Madagasikara, the audit conducted by EASA agents which began Monday and ended today. "No information was declared, states the newspaper, only that it was revealed that the operation was successful."


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