American aircraft manufacturing corporation Boeing Co. received only one order for the aircraft in June 2020, which is eight less than in May. This was announced by the company’s press service on Tuesday, July 14.
It is noted that since the beginning of the year Boeing has received orders for the delivery of 59 aircraft. For example, in April the company did not have any orders, reports The Associated Press.
At the same time Boeing reported that it delivered 10 planes in June. In May, only four planes were delivered, which was the minimum since November 2008. Since the beginning of the year Boeing Corporation has supplied 70 planes, and in the second quarter – 20 planes.
Global air passenger traffic was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and companies restricted the purchase of new aircraft.
Earlier it was reported that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on June 29 began certification flight tests of the Boeing 737 MAX with changes in its design.
Flights of this family of airliners were suspended in 2019 after two air crashes.
On March 10, 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX owned by Ethiopian Airlines crashed in Ethiopia a few minutes after takeoff. 157 people were killed.
In October 2018, the Boeing 737 MAX of Indonesian company Lion Air crashed, killing all 189 people on board. The plane crashed in Indonesia 13 minutes after departing from the airport.
After the second crash, Boeing 737 MAX flights were banned in many countries of the world, including Russia and EU countries.