Boeing, Airbus Auslieferungen im Aufwind (1)
July 12, 2021 - Airbus lieferte mehr als 70 Jets im Juni – eines der robustesten Ergebnisse seit Beginn der Pandemie – die Auslieferungen des Flugzeugbauers stiegen somit in den ersten sechs Monaten des Jahres auf 297 Flugzeuge.
U.S. rival Boeing delivered 118 aircraft in June, according to Planespotter.net. Boeing is due to publish its second-quarter deliveries report on Tuesday, July 13.
The coronavirus pandemic crippled air travel in March 2020, triggering a mid-year fall of 42 per cent in deliveries for the two plane makers, with joint handovers plunging to 266 compared to 628 at the midpoint of 2019.
A recent 200-unit order from U.S. carrier United Airlines boosted both plane makers. United’s June 29 commitment comprised 50 Boeing 737 Max 8s and 150 Max 10s, plus 70 Airbus A321neos.
The order includes 25 of around 100 737 Max “white tails” -- aircraft that have been built but are without buyers.
The 737 Max was grounded in March 2019, after two fatal crashes of MAX 8 jets within months killed 346 people. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finally recertified it to fly again in November 2020, followed by Brazil and Canada. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency and Britain followed the FAA’s lead in January.