Boeing Shipments Decline in February, Dreamliner Problem Remains

A Boeing 737 Max lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, June 29, 2020.

Karen Dossey | Reuters

Boeing It delivered 22 planes to customers in February, the fewest since August, as a pause in Dreamliner deliveries continues to weigh on the company.

Twenty of those planes were 737 Max planes. Aircraft delivery is critical to Boeing and other manufacturers because that’s when customers pay the bulk of the price of the plane.

Deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner widebody aircraft have been paused for most of the time since fall 2020 as Boeing addresses a series of manufacturing defects that have required repairs and more in-depth inspections.

American Airlines announced last month Additional discounts For her international summer schedule because of her Dreamliner delivery delay. It said it expects to receive 10 Dreamliners this year, down from the 13 it had previously expected.

Boeing recorded 37 new orders last month. 32 of them were 737 Max, including 18 for the lessor air lease contract. An anonymous customer bought five 777 freighters as demand for air freight continued to be strong during corona virus disease pandemic. Air Lease has released four Dreamliners.

Boeing’s orders for customers in Russia have remained in place, despite the fact that it and rival Airbus have said they will not supply spare parts or service aircraft there.

Boeing has 85 planes ordered by Russian airlines or lessors set to go to Russian airlines, while Airbus has 66, according to flight data and consultancy firm Cerium.

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