Boeing Delivered Just Four Jets in May, What Were They?

Seattle-based manufacturer, Boeing delivered only four airframes last month, against the backdrop of low demand for aircraft amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Of the four it handed over to customers, none were passenger variants. Freighters dominated the line-up accounting for three out of the four deliveries with one being a military conversion of the 737NG.

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The Seattle-based manufacturer delivered just four examples in May, none of which were passenger variants. Boeing

The month saw Boeing deliver a single 767-300F to UPS Airlines on May 12, this was followed by two 777Fs for China Southern Airlines on May 22. The airframer ended the month handing over a 737NG-based maritime surveillance aircraft to the US Navy on May 29.

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Boeing delivered two 777Fs to China Southern Airlines on May 22. Boeing

In stark contrast to Boeing, its European counterpart, Airbus managed to deliver 24 examples from its A220, A320 and A350 XWB families during the same month.

The Hamburg-based firm delivered two A220-300s to Air Canada and 18 A320 Family aircraft including the first A320neo to Wizz Air. As for widebody aircraft, four A350 XWBs were provided in both A350-900 and A350-1000 configurations.

Elsewhere, last weekend the Boeing 777 celebrated 25 years of commercial service. Key.Aero spoke to Boeing and a retired United Airlines 777 captain to find out what made the aircraft so special.

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Speaking of the 777, the type happened to celebrate its 25th year of commercial service last weekend. Boeing