Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. says it has signed an initial order and placed deposits with Boeing for 10 Boeing 737-800s, and has secured purchase rights for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. This appears to contradict Eastern’s January 28 statement that it would operate leased Airbus A319s and A320s.

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Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate as a passenger airline. If successful in its application, it expects to begin soon the process of FAA certification under FAR Part 121.

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