The 737 MAX crisis continues to take a heavy toll on Boeing, with the company delivering 56% less aircraft in May compared to the same month last year. The planemaker also won no orders for new aircraft.
Due to the 737 MAX crisis which sparked off after the deadly Ethiopian crash in March, deliveries of new MAX aircraft were also suspended. Thus, the company handed to operators only 30 planes, compared with 68 in 2018.
The company is currently working with global regulators to certify a software update for the 737 MAx as well as providing related training and education material for pilots as part of its attempts to get the plane re-certified and back in the air.
Boeing also had an order for 71 MAX cancelled in May. The cancellation was not due to the grounding of the aircraft but because Indian carrier Jet Airways, which had ordered the jets, collapsed.
Airbus did better than Boeing in May, but not by much. The company had a new order and 81 deliveries.