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Boeing second quarter deliveries drop to 20

written by Hannah Dowling | July 15, 2020

A Boeing 747-400 prepares to take off at Sydney Airport (SYD).

Boeing has released its delivery figures for the second quarter of 2020, which reported just 20 deliveries of commercial aircraft over the last three months. 

Added to the company’s first-quarter results, this brings the total number of commercial aircraft delivered in 2020 to 70.

The recent figures included one delivery of a 747, four deliveries each of the 737, 767 and 777 types, and seven new 787 deliveries.

Meanwhile, deliveries under defence, space and security programs fared better, with a total of 44 aircraft delivered in the three months to June 2020.

This included 18 remanufactured AH-64 Apache helicopters, as well as nine brand new of the same type, plus six CH-47 Chinook aircraft, four F/A-18 Models, three F-15 Models, three P-8 Models, and one KC-46 Tanker.

Boeing executive vice president Greg Smith noted the severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the company’s delivery schedule.

“Our commercial airplane deliveries in the second quarter reflect the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our customers and our operations that included a shutdown of our commercial airplane production for several weeks,” he said.

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“We have and will continue to work with our customers on specific timing and adjustment to deliveries.”

He continued: “We continue to closely monitor the commercial marketplace by staying very engaged with our customers around the globe to fully understand short-term and long-term requirements. 

“All of this is informing current and future production rates and any further adjustments as needed to balance supply and demand going forward. 

“The diversity of our portfolio including our government services, defence and space programs will continue to provide some stability as we navigate through the pandemic and rebuild stronger on the other side.”

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