Boeing bought 82 aircraft in February and logged 51 cancellations, marking the first time since November 2019 that monthly gross sales outpaced scrapped orders.
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to weigh on gross sales of recent planes as airways largely attempt to preserve money wherever they’ll. Some carriers, nonetheless, are beginning to put together for a restoration in journey demand by shopping for new planes.
Boeing’s February gross sales included 25 Boeing 737 Max planes to United Airlines and 27 KC-46 tankers. The Chicago-based aircraft producer posted 51 cancellations, together with 32 Max planes. Singapore Airlines changed an order for 19 787-10 Dreamliners with one for 11 777X jets, Boeing’s long-delayed new aircraft. The firm expects that twin-aisle, long-range jet to enter industrial service in late 2023.
Boeing’s backlog now stands at 4,041 planes.
Boeing delivered 22 aircraft final month, together with 18 737 Max planes. The Federal Aviation Administration in November cleared the jets to fly once more after a 20-month grounding that adopted two lethal crashes. Most different aviation regulators have adopted go well with, permitting Boeing to renew deliveries of the greater than 3,000 Max planes it has had on backorder.