A Boeing aircraft sits on the tarmac at the Boeing South Carolina plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, March 25, 2018.
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The manufacturer recorded 73 new orders last month, more than 60 of them for its bestselling Max aircraft and widebody passenger and cargo aircraft last month, Boeing said on Tuesday. Customers Aeromexico and Norwegian Air Shuttle canceled Max orders, while an unknown customer canceled orders for five 787 Dreamliners.
Deliveries in the month were again 17 Boeing stopped deliveries of 787 aircraft last month when the Federal Aviation Administration reviews the aircraft manufacturer’s inspection methods. Handing these aircraft over to customers where Boeing would normally collect most of the price of an aircraft was paused due to production defects approx. five months until April.
“I don’t think we’re going to introduce as many changes as we have in the last five months,” said Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun at Bernstein’s strategic decision-making conference last week regarding the latest Dreamliner delivery suspension. “So we don’t regret any of this, but… we’d be unfair to shove it down the throat of the FAA.
Tension between the FAA and Boeing over the 737 Max, which was on the ground for 19 months after two fatal crashes, Cost of previous CEO Dennis Muilenburg got his job in December 2019.
Boeing was 4,121 aircraft behind at the end of May, up from 4,045 a month earlier.