Boeing has announced its third-quarter deliveries and orders for 2023, presenting an intriguing picture for the American plane maker.
Boeing’s Deliveries In Q3
Boeing delivered 105 commercial aircraft during the third quarter of 2023. This brings its yearly total to 371 aircraft.
In the third quarter, it saw 70 737 aircraft delivered to customers, 8 767 family jets, notably for the freighter series, eight 777s and 19 787 Dreamliners.
In 2023, the airline’s highest delivered aircraft is for the 737 series with 286, followed by 50 787s. 767 and 777 family aircraft are level on 17 deliveries for the year thus far.
Interestingly, though, deliveries for the 737 MAX program have dropped significantly, with, according to the latest figures, September being one of the worst months since 2021 for deliveries of the MAX.
Big Orders Reported In Q3 For Boeing
Despite deliveries falling as supply chains continued to struggle and issues identified on the MAX, orders were firm.
Boeing said it booked 224 orders with ten cancellations for the third quarter. Notably, the 787 series enjoyed a thoroughly busy quarter, with United Airlines committing to 50 units and Air Canada 18 additional units.
These big North American companies have played a massive part in the 787s success in the region.
Boeing Still Behind Airbus
Boeing enjoyed a strong period in the 2010s. However, the 737 MAX crisis impacted the program and the manufacturer significantly.
Following this, Airbus has enjoyed a relatively clear path to success and has outperformed Boeing year after year. Largely thanks to fewer quality assurance difficulties being identified, issues that have plagued Boeing’s two best-selling aircraft, the 737 and 787 family.
Airbus has in 2023 already delivered 488 aircraft. While it’ll struggle to reach its target of 720 and need a late push, it’s up on the 371 at Boeing thus far by over 100.