Boeing aircraft orders outspace cancellation for the first time since 2019

Boeing sold the aircraft in February and canceled it, the first such monthly sale since November 2019.

The Covid-19 epidemic continues to weigh on sales of new aircraft as airlines largely try to save cash wherever they happen to be. Some carriers, however, are starting to recover from the demand for travel by purchasing new aircraft.

Boeing’s February sales include 25 Boeing 737 Max aircraft and 27 KC-46 tankers from United Airlines. The Chicago-based aircraft maker posted 51 rebuttals, including 32 Max aircraft. Singapore Airlines changed orders for 78 78-10 Dreamliners simultaneously for 11 777X jets in Boeing’s long-delayed new aircraft. The company expects to enter twin-wing, long-range jet commercial service by the end of 2023.

Boeing’s backlog now stands at 4,041 aircraft.

Boeing delivered 22 aircraft last month, including 18,737 Max planes. In November the Federal Aviation Administration cleared the planes for re-flight after two fatal crashes after two months of grounding. Most other aviation regulators have claimed that Boeing has been allowed to resume delivery of more than 1,000,000 Max aircraft on its backorder.