Published on : Thursday, October 15, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boeing delivered just 11 aircraft last month, as the manufacturer continued to downsize its operations. The latest data from the company revealed that deliveries were 50% below even the depressed figures from August.
A further three orders for the 737 Max that was grounded after two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 also stood cancelled. Even though Boeing is working towards winning regulatory approval, potentially early next month, in order to fly the 737 Max again in the United States, the coronavirus pandemic is constantly disrupting the demand for all jets.
The company confirmed that it has lost orders for two 737 Max jets from leasing company BOC Aviation and another jet from an unidentified customer in September. Nearly 1,006 aircrafts have either got their MAX orders cancelled or have been removed from the official backlog when it applies stricter accounting standards through September for the year 2020.
The company also mentioned in a statement that a;; cancelled Max orders, including those where buyers converted one type of jet to a different model, was 436 jets and 448 for all jets across the portfolio. On the delivery side, in September, Boeing handed to airline customers 10 twin-aisle jets, down from 25 a year earlier and 12 in August. That total deliveries reached 98 for the first nine months of 2020, down from 301 aircraft for the same period a year ago. Earlier this month Boeing also mentioned that it would cease production of the 787 Dreamliner at one of two sites as it scaled down its operations.