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Boeing deliveries of new jets dip as the company and a key supplier struggle with production flaws
Boeing deliveries of new planes is slumping as the company deals with a series of production problems
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Boeing deliveries of new airline jets slumped in the third quarter as the company struggled with production problems that are cutting into its ability to generate cash.
Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 27 planes in September, including 15 of its best-seller, the 737 Max.
That was far behind European rival Airbus, which delivered 55 planes last month. It brought the Arlington, Virginia, company’s quarterly total to 105 deliveries, down from 112 in the same period last year.
Boeing gets the largest share of the purchase price when it delivers planes, so the dip hurts cash flow. The pace of Max deliveries is also falling short of the company’s goal of producing 38 new 737s per month.