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Boeing deepens crisis with just 24 jets delivered in April

In the year, US planemaker accumulates a drop of more than 31% in commercial aircraft deliveries

Boeing continues to be drastically affected by problems with its commercial aircraft assembly line. In April, only 24 jets were delivered by the US planemaker.

From January to April, 107 aircraft were delivered, less than in 2022 and 31.4% below last year.

The pivot of the crisis is obviously the 737 MAX, a narrow-body jet that has come under great public scrutiny. Boeing delivered just 16 of them last month, the lowest level this year.

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In total, 82 of these planes were delivered or 46% below 2023 (January to April). The 737 accounts for about four to five commercial planes delivered by Boeing.

The widebody 787, which had 73 aircraft delivered last year, reached April with 17 jets delivered, the same total as the interval between January and April 2023.

Boeing deliveries – January to April 2024 (ADN)

Boeing has also delivered fewer 777F freighters (two compared to five in 2023) while the military variants have had the same three planes delivered so far.

According to the company, to correct flaws in the assembly line, 737 production was slowed to less than single digits per month. The FAA conditioned Boeing to a production limit of 38 jets per month.

Lost order

The order book situation also worsened, although it still remains at high levels. Boeing has 5,646 net orders outstanding, 22 fewer than in March.

ANA Boeing 787-10

In 2024, the company accumulates 127 net aircraft orders. In April, Boeing received seven new gross orders, three 787-9s for El Al, two 787-10s and two 777Xs for All Nippon Airways.

There were also 33 cancellations, the majority coming from Lynx Air, from Canada, which closed operations and had 29 737 jets pending delivery.

Note from editor: the article stated that Boeing had delivered 27 jets in April when in fact it was 24 aircraft.

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