Boeing has reported another 75 cancellations for its 737 MAX jetliner in March, as the coronavirus crisis worsened disruptions from the grounding of its best-selling jet.
This brings the total for March to 150, a major blow to the manufacturer that has seen the once popular 737 MAX grounded for 13 months already with no return to service possible for the foreseeable future. Boeing is attempting to untangle delivery commitments after halting output of the MAX in January
New cancellations came from buyers including 34 of 135 aircraft ordered by Brazil’s GOL. The airline still has 95 remaining firm orders for the 737 MAX.
Boeing, facing a 13-month-old freeze on deliveries of the MAX and now disruption to deliveries of larger planes due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported deliveries of only 50 aircraft, down from the 149 seen a year earlier.