Boeing’s deliveries declined to 87 commercial jet units in August from 276 units a year earlier amid additional manufacturing problems with its 787 Dreamliner, according to various media reports.
The current problem is affecting the plane’s horizontal stabilizer, while the previous setback involved difficulty adjoining all of its fuselage parts. The company’s 737 Max has also been grounded since March 2019, when it was involved into two fatal crashes.
Close to 445 orders have been cancelled so far this year, mainly because passenger airlines are reluctant to order new aircrafts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has drastically reduced travel. Still, most of the 445 orders have been conversion orders to different Boeing models.
The pandemic has hurt the company’s order book, but Boeing said it’s working with customers to rectify technical issues in its fleet of orders before delivery.