Boeing’s 2020 MAX cancellations touch 400
LONDON (UK) – Boeing Co lost out on another 43 orders for its grounded 737 MAX planes. This would bring the total number of cancellations for the jet to 398 this year. It had delivered only four of its other aircraft to customers, as shown by monthly numbers on Tuesday.
Boeing said order cancellations now stand at 857 for the MAX, whose recertification is still impending more than a year after it found a grounding due to two fatal crashes.
The four deliveries, which included one each of 767 and 777 freighters and two 787 Dreamliners, went down from 19 a year earlier. This took the total to 74 planes so far this year. Before the 737 MAX crisis erupted, Boeing hit a record 806 aircraft during the entire year of 2018.
Fresh 737 MAX cancellations came last month from Canada Jetlines, which scrapped five orders. While Avolon cancelled two orders, a business jet customer canceled one order.
Boeing also removed nine 737 MAX airplanes from to compensate for jets ordered in previous years, which were at the same time unlikely to be delivered currently.
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