Boeing Reports Strong Sales, Deliveries for March and First Quarter

By Paul Riegler on 13 April 2021
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An early Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing reported strong orders and deliveries for March and the first quarter of 2021 on Tuesday.

The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer received 185 new orders for its beleaguered 737 Max planes, including a 100-jet order from Southwest.  That order was the largest  since the plane’s grounding almost two years ago following two hull losses.  Still, Boeing reported 156 cancelled orders in the month for the Max, and it was forced to tell airlines to ground 60 Max jetliners due to a manufacturing issue that could impact a backup power unit.

The company also delivered 29 aircraft in March, bringing the 2021 total for commercial aircraft to 77. It also delivered 42 military aircraft in March.

March deliveries included 19 737 Max jetliners, seven wide-body jets including two 787 Dreamliners to United Airlines, the first 787 deliveries since a problem arose with the plane’s production.

Boeing’s order backlog stood at 4,054 planes at the end of March, an increase of 13 from 4,041 at the same time in February.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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