Shipments of Boeing planes jump in March as airlines wait for new planes

  • Boeing delivered 64 planes to customers last month, the most since December.
  • The company resumed deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner in mid-March after addressing a data analysis glitch.
  • The manufacturer plans to increase production of its narrow-body and wide-body jets.

An aerial view of the engines and fuselage of an unpainted Boeing 737 MAX parked in storage at King County International Airport – Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, June 1, 2022.

Lindsey Wasson | Reuters

Boeing delivered 64 planes last month, the most since December, while some customers continue to wait for new planes to take advantage of a boom in travel.

The deliveries included seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which the company resumed deliveries in mid-March after addressing a data analysis glitch reported in late February. Boeing has also delivered 52 of its best-selling 737 Max, as it prepares to ramp up production of the jets.

Boeing and Airbus planes have arrived late for some customers as the world’s two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers grapple with ongoing supply chain and worker training strains from the Covid pandemic.

Last month, Stan Deal, CEO of Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes unit, told reporters at an industry event in New York that the company plans to ramp up production of the 737 Max “very close” to the current 31-month rate, but he hasn’t done so. t more details. The company has targeted to deliver more than 400 MAX aircraft this year.

Boeing also announced net orders for 38 aircraft in March as demand for new planes increased. Recent notable sales have come from United Airlines, which ordered at least 100 Dreamliners late last year, Air India and two Saudi Arabian Airlines.

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