Reuters reported on July 10 that local Boeing is about to lose the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. The company announced a 37% reduction in aircraft delivery in the first half of the year, which was affected by the long-term grounding of the best-selling MAX model.
Boeing rivals, Airbus Group said on July 9 that a total of 389 aircraft were delivered in the first half of 2019, an increase of 28% over the same period in 2018.
In the first half of 2019, Airbus received a net new order for 88 aircraft, far exceeding Boeing. Boeing’s net new orders for the first half of the year were negative 199, as the number of cancelled orders far exceeded the new orders.
The above data indicates that Boeing’s annual aircraft delivery is likely to be less than that of Airbus, which will be the first time in eight years.
Boeing’s ground-off MAX aircraft found a new problem in June, delaying the go-around to at least the end of September, disrupting the airline’s flight plan and possibly increasing the cost of Boeing.
Some analysts have lowered the estimate of the number of deliveries for MAX aircraft for the full year of 2019, and many believe that the model will not be delivered to customers until December.