Boeing, the US-based aircraft manufacturer, announced it delivered 56% less aircraft in May compared to the same month last year. Also, the planemaker won no orders.
Due to the 737 MAX crisis which sparked off after the deadly Ethiopian crash in March, deliveries of new MAX aircraft were also suspended. Thus, the company handed to operators only 30 planes, compared with 68 in 2018.
While the deliveries are halted, Boeing also cancelled the order for 71 MAX in May. However, the company explained that the cancellation came in the result of not grounding, but of the collapse of the airline which had the order for planes. It is Jet Airways.
“Due to the airline’s current status, we have canceled the contractual agreements for those airplanes,” Boeing said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Airbus had a little bit better May this time. Although with only one order, but with 81 deliveries. Both manufacturers are in anticipation of Paris Air Show 2019 to supplement the list of their won orders.