FAA chief Steve Dickson flies a Boeing 737 MAX from Boeing Discipline on September 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
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Boeing’s gross sales and new plane deliveries rose final 12 months as clients regarded past the pandemic’s toll on journey demand, however the producer nonetheless ended 2021 behind major competitor Airbus.
Boeing handed over 340 jetliners to airways and different patrons, up from 157 in 2020, it stated on Tuesday. This was primarily led by the 737 Max, which regulators around the globe had placed on maintain for almost two years after a deadly crash in 2018 and one other in 2019.
Chicago-based Boeing had 909 gross orders for jets, greater than 700 for the Max, whereas freight gross sales had been one other vivid spot. This exceeded Airbus’ 771 gross orders in 2021. Together with cancellations, internet orders had been 479 however elevated to 535, together with accounting changes that add or subtract gross sales primarily based on the airline’s monetary scenario or different elements.