Boeing deliveries rose in August because it resumed 787 handovers

WASHINGTON: Boeing jetliner deliveries rose in August to 35 airplanes because the U.S. planemaker resumed handovers of its 787 Dreamliner after a 15-month delay.

Boeing stated month-to-month deliveries included 27 737 MAX jets, two 787s and 5 freighters. That raised the full MAX deliveries this yr to 240 jets and general deliveries to 277 by way of August.

Boeing deliveries in July had fallen to a five-month low of 26 airplanes, highlighting strain on international provide chains.

Boeing additionally on Tuesday reported 30 new gross orders for airplanes, together with 13 737 MAX planes and reported 26 internet new orders as 4 737 MAXs have been debooked together with two for Chinese language-based Okay Airways.

Boeing in August delivered its first 787s since Might 2021 — a 787-9 Lufthansa and a 787-10 to KLM, a part of Air France-KLM. However two 787s for American Airways that have been “contractually delivered” in August weren’t but booked as delivered as a result of Boeing is performing some pre-scheduled post-delivery customization.

Boeing’s gross orders internet of cancellations rose to 338 for the yr.

In July, the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) accepted Boeing’s inspection and retrofit plan wanted to satisfy certification requirements. In September 2020, the FAA stated it was investigating manufacturing flaws in some 787 jetliners.

Boeing has about 120 787s awaiting supply. The FAA stated it “will examine every plane earlier than an airworthiness certificates is issued and cleared for supply.” Usually, the FAA delegates airplane ticketing authority to the producer, however in some cases, just like the 737 MAX, it has retained duty for approving every new airplane.

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American Airways has round 40 further 787s on order. Two of the brand new 737 MAX orders in August have been for American, Boeing stated.

In January, Boeing disclosed a $3.5 billion cost as a result of 787 supply delays and buyer concessions, and one other $1 billion in irregular manufacturing prices stemming from manufacturing flaws and associated repairs and inspections.