Boeing’s latest orders and deliveries report paints a mixed picture for the firm

Boeing is looking to introduce 787 Increased Gross Weight (IGW) aircraft for its airline customers
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Boeing’s latest orders and deliveries report paints a mixed picture as the planemaker goes through one of the most tumultuous periods in its history.  

On July 9, 2024, Boeing released data for the second quarter of 2024 for commercial operations after rival Airbus published its just one day before.  

On a positive note, Boeing delivered the most commercial jets in June 2024 since its operations were heavily disrupted by the fallout in January when an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 lost a door plug midflight.  

The latest data showed that Boeing delivered 44 planes in June 2024 to customers that included Air India, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.  

In January 2024, Boeing only delivered 27 aircraft followed by 27 in February, 29 in March, 24 in April and 24 in May which suggests the situation improved last month.   

The total commercial aircraft deliveries for the second quarter of 2024 therefore stood at 92 and in the first quarter at 83.  

However, it is only when you compare these figures to the first quarter and second quarter in 2023, that you realize quite how tough this year has been on Boeing.  

Between January and March 2023, Boeing delivered 130 jets and between April and June 2023 the company delivered 136 aircraft. 

Airbus delivered 323 aircraft in first half of 2024, compared to Boeing’s 175.

Boeing orders 

The latest data on orders shows that Boeing received 25 orders between April and June 2024.  

These included an order from EVA Air for four 787-10 Dreamliners and four 777Fs from Turkish Airlines. 

Between January and March 2024, Boeing received 131 orders, mainly thanks to American Airlines and the carrier’s order for 85 737 MAX.  

So, in the first six months of 2024 Boeing’s orders totaled 156 commercial planes but this falls far short of the 538 planes ordered at the same point in 2023.  

One glimmer of hope for Boeing is there are signs the situation is improving with 14 aircraft orders in June 2024 while this stood at four in May and seven in April 2024.  

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