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Boeing deliveries fall 56% in May as 737 Max planes stays grounded

An aerial photograph reveals Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac on the Boeing Manufacturing unit in Renton, Washington, March 21, 2019.

Lindsey Wasson | Reuters

Boeing Co stated on Tuesday it handed over 56% fewer airplanes in May in contrast with a 12 months earlier, as deliveries of its top-selling 737 Max jet remained suspended following a lethal crash in March.

Complete deliveries fell to 30 planes, in contrast with 68 in 2018. Internet orders for the primary 5 months remained in unfavorable territory, with a complete of minus 125 web orders.

The corporate has been going through its worst ever disaster after an Ethiopian Airways 737 Max aircraft crashed, killing all 157 folks on board, within the second deadly accident involving the jet in simply 5 months.

That is the final order and supply replace from Boeing earlier than the Paris Airshow, which kicks off subsequent week. European rival Airbus SE and Boeing are battling for wide-body plane orders value nicely over $10 billion on the air present.

Boeing may even be beneath scrutiny on the airshow, the place the planemaker will face questions in regards to the 737 Max groundings, deliveries and orders.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month disclosed a brand new downside involving Boeing’s grounded 737 Max, saying that greater than 300 of that troubled aircraft and the prior technology 737 could include improperly manufactured elements and that the company would require these elements to be shortly changed.

Boeing reiterated on Sunday it was working with world regulators to certify a software program replace for the jet in addition to associated coaching and schooling materials to securely return the aircraft to service.

International airways that had rushed to purchase the fuel-efficient, longer-range plane have since canceled flights and scrambled to cowl routes that had been beforehand flown by the Max.

Airbus delivered 81 plane in May, up 59% from final 12 months and 313 within the January-May interval, an increase of 40%.

Boeing shares had been down 1.3% at $348.99 in morning commerce.

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