Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021

Boeing Delivers 22 Jets in August, 737 MAX ‘White Tails’ Nearly Gone

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SEATTLE/PARIS—Boeing Co. delivered 22 airplanes in August amid revived domestic travel and won orders for seven 787s in a respite for a program hobbled by industrial defects and a halt in deliveries. The closely watched monthly snapshot comes as Boeing tries to recoup billions of dollars in lost sales from the coronavirus pandemic, and move beyond a safety scandal caused by two fatal 737 MAX crashes. Of the 22 jetliners delivered last month, 14 were 737 MAX passenger jets and two were P-8 maritime patrol aircraft. The remaining six jets were widebodies, including three KC-46 tankers for the U.S. Air Force. For the year to date, Boeing has delivered 206 aircraft. European rival Airbus delivered 40 jets in August to reach 384 since the start of the year. Through August, Boeing had delivered 169 of its best-selling 737 MAX jets since that aircraft returned to service in late 2020 following …

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