Nov. 10 (UPI) — Boeing lags behind its European plane manufacturing competitor Airbus, new figures present.
Airbus delivered 72 passenger plane in October. This determine equates to greater than 5 instances as many as U.S. producer Boeing, which delivered 13 jetliners.
The Airbus deliveries ranged from the smaller 55 single-aisle passenger jets, such because the A220s and A320 household jets, to the superjumbo A380.
Deliveries included 12 A220s, 43 A320 household jets, 4 midsize A330s, 12 giant A350s and one A380.
Smaller plane just like the Airbus A220 scale back gasoline and upkeep prices and are simpler to refill than bigger planes whereas journey demand continues to be low amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with Merely Flying. A number of the bigger planes had been delivered attributable to contractual obligations.
In the meantime, Boeing posted zero new orders for a second straight month, in accordance with knowledge posted on the corporate’s web site Tuesday, days after Airbus gained 11 new orders.
The U.S. plane producer additionally eliminated one other 37 Max jets from its order guide. Since March 2019, the 737 Max has been grounded after two crashes killed 346 individuals.
Boeing can’t resume Max shipments till U.S. regulators raise a flying ban.
Boeing’s internet order tally for the yr, together with removals for the Max jet, is unfavorable 1,020 airplanes in contrast with Airbus’ internet order complete for the yr of 308 aircrafts.