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No orders in September and 28 aircraft delivered in the third quarter

(New York) Boeing said Tuesday that it did not register orders in September and delivered only 28 commercial aircraft in the third quarter, down 55% year on year.

Posted Oct 13, 2020 at 1:02 PM

Agence France-Presse
Between the decline in air traffic since the start of the pandemic and the setbacks of the 737 MAX, the aircraft manufacturer has delivered a total of 98 aircraft since early 2020, far fewer than the 301 aircraft delivered during the same period in 2019. The difficulties were compounded in September by the identification of several manufacturing defects in the 787 "Dreamliner", which delayed deliveries.

The manufacturer is counting on a recovery of deliveries once the 737 MAX, which has been grounded since March 2019 after two accidents that killed 346 people, is given the green light by the air authorities to return to service.

Meanwhile, in September Boeing again registered three cancellations of orders for this aircraft.

“We continue to work closely with our customers around the world, seeking to understand their short- and long-term needs, adapting supply to demand, while coping with the significant impact that this global pandemic is in. our industry still occurs, ”said Greg Smith, the company's chief financial officer, in a statement.

Last week, the group significantly lowered its forecasts for commercial aircraft demand for the next decade due to the decline in the number of airplane ticket purchases as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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