Boeing recorded 8 orders last month, including 5 for the Boeing 737 MAX, and delivered 13 planes, including nine to airlines. The aircraft manufacturer has reached an agreement on longer deliveries of the Boeing 777X expected by Qatar Airways.
In August 2020, the American manufacturer recorded two orders for the 737 MAX from Enter Air in Poland for MAX 8s and three for anonymous buyers, as well as three orders for three 777Fs from EVA Air in Taiwan. So far this year, Boeing has posted 67 gross orders, but -378 after cancellations and conversions, and -932 net orders taking into account changes in accounting standards.
On the delivery side, Boeing last month handed over 13 planes to its customers, including two 787-9 Dreamliner to United Airlines and two others to All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Vistara, three 777Fs to Lufthansa Cargo in Germany, FedEx Express in the USA, and DAE 4 Ireland in Ireland, and a 767-300F at FedEx. The US Navy received two P-8A Poseidon, and the US Air Force two 767-2C air tankers.
Since the start of 2020, the aircraft manufacturer has posted 87 deliveries, leaving it a backlog of 5,120 aircraft including 4,162,737 (3,408 MAX), 15,747, 84,767, 371,777 and 526,787 ( plus two BBJ).
Good news came yesterday from Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker, who confirmed to AirlineRatings that he was maintaining his order for 60,777X, fifty 777-9, and ten 777-8. Deliveries should start in 2022 (as for the next Airbuses), but will now run until 2029. “It’s a very good plane and we will take them all for fleet replacements,” said the head of Qatar Airways who says he is « happy that the 777X was delayed, otherwise we would have taken delivery during the Covid-19 pandemic ». The company has already announced for 2024 the exit from the fleet of its last 777-200LR and -300ER.