Boeing only delivered four jets in July…

… while Airbus did 47. The stats show that last month wasn’t a good one for the 737 MAX manufacturer 

American aerospace giant, Boeing delivered just four commercial aircraft last month as it continues to battle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 737 MAX groundings. 

The Chicago-based manufacturer handed over two 787-9 Dreamliners, one 777F and a single 767-300F. 

Turkish Airlines accepted delivery of its 12th 787-9 on July 21. The widebody, TC-LLM (c/n 65812) was handed over at the carrier’s Istanbul Airport base.  

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Turkish Airlines' first 787, TC-LLA (c/n 65801) was handed over on June 26, 2019. Aviation Image Network/BaoLuo

Two days later, the other 787 went to Air France marking the flag carrier’s tenth example. The jet, F-HRBJ (c/n 42497) was ferried from the manufacturer’s Everett/Paine Field facility, to the airline’s hub at Paris/Charles de Gaulle on July 23. 

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Air France's first Boeing 787-9 was handed over to the French flag carrier on November 29, 2016. Boeing

The single 777F was delivered to DHL on July 20. The freighter, D-AALP (c/n 66086) is being operated by German cargo airline AeroLogic in a DHL paint scheme. 

The 767-300F, N111FE (c/n 64060) went to Federal Express and was ferried from Seattle to the logistics company’s second largest hub at Indianapolis International Airport. 

The Tennessee-based logistics firm operates a fleet of 90 Boeing 767-300Fs. Boeing

These deliveries happened during a month when the airframer secured no new orders for any of its commercial aircraft. Its last deal came in June when FedEx signed for a single 767-300F. 

In contrast, Airbus managed to deliver a total 47 airframes during the same month, while also securing orders for four examples.  

The European manufacturer delivered 32 A320neos, 15 A321neos and two A220-300 examples to customers. At the same time, it achieved orders for two A320neo Family aircraft.

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Indian airline Vistara accepted delivery of its first A321neo on July 24. Airbus

Boeing’s ability to compete on narrowbody deliveries is somewhat hampered by the fact its flagship 737 MAX is still grounded.  

Airbus conversely is struggling to deliver its widebody offerings having recorded no deliveries of its leading A350 since May, when it handed over four examples.