Pilots were already anxious about the safety of the model following the October 2018 crash in Indonesia of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 that killed 189 people. "This is in our view a true 757 replacement, but on a much more fuel efficient basis", he said.
Muilenburg expressed confidence that the Boeing 737 Max would be cleared to fly again later this year by U.S. and all other global regulators.
Shares of Boeing have fallen 20% since reaching an all-time high in March as the fallout continues from two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max aircraft.
A USA aircraft leasing company has ordered 50 Airbus A220-300 jets, which features wings made in Northern Ireland.
Walsh, a former 737 pilot, said he would have "no hesitation" in flying on the plane, and voiced confidence in its safety.
"With single-aisle flight times growing longer with the A320neo's increased range, Airbus prioritises in-flight wireless connectivity to enhance the passenger experience, while also keeping cabin personnel and flight crews informed of the on-board status", the company details on its website. Boeing has admitted engineers realized within months of the plane's 2017 debut that the sensor warning light only worked when paired with a separate, optional feature but didn't report the issue for more than a year, after the crash in Indonesia.
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With the Max deal, Boeing has upended what looked to be a cake walk for Airbus at this year's Paris trade fair. "It is a pivotal moment for all of us", he said.
But in a BBC interview aired on Monday, Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam said criticisms of his crew's actions were "seriously misinformed", and that Graves did not "have the facts in his hands".
"Our immediate focus is the safe return of the Max to service and re-earning the trust of airlines and the traveling public", Boeing said in a statement after the interview with Smith.
Airbus has stepped up the pressure on arch-rival Boeing on the opening day of the Paris airshow by launching a new long-range small passenger jet and announcing $15bn (£12bn) worth of orders.
Boeing can take comfort that historically passengers' fear over a plane's safety would get over fast.