A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, June 29, 2020.
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Boeing said on Tuesday it delivered 35 planes in May, on par with the previous month when it struggled with supply chain issues affecting its best-selling 737 Max jet.
The manufacturer placed total orders for 23 planes last month, the majority of which are wide-body, whose sales have lagged behind orders for narrowbody aircraft. Those include seven 787-9 Dreamliners for Lufthansa. In April, Boeing placed total orders for 46 planes.
“We have to work our way through these supply constraints,” Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said at an investor conference in Bernstein earlier this month. He said the company plans to speed up production but will “only activate when the supply chain is ready.”
While Boeing faces supply chain issues to produce its Max jets, deliveries of its 787 Dreamliners remain suspended as the company and the Federal Aviation Administration review the errors. production before handing over the aircraft to the customer.