Boeing sold 82 aircraft in February and logged 51 cancellations, marking the first time since November 2019 that monthly sales outpaced cancelled orders.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the sales of new planes as airlines proceed with caution. Some carriers, however, are starting to prepare for a recovery in the travel and tourism industry by buying new planes.
Boeing’s February sales included 25 Boeing 737 Max planes to United Airlines and 27 KC-46 tankers. The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer posted 51 cancellations, including 32 Max planes. Singapore Airlines replaced an order for 19 787-10 Dreamliners with one for 11 777X jets, Boeing’s long-delayed new plane which the company expects to begin commercial service in 2023.