Seattle - Last month, Boeing received 18 orders for 737, 777 and 787 models. The manufacturer also delivered 57 aircraft to its customers in the same period including 43 single-aisles, significantly less than expected.
The orders of Boeing jetliners in October 2018 consist of ten 737 MAX, (three for Turkmenistan Airlines, three for Aviation Capital Group, one for a VIP customer and three to two anonymous buyers).
A 777-200LR was also ordered by an anonymous customer, while the low-cost Indian carrier Vistara signed for six 787-9 Dreamliner. Another order for a 787-9 was registered for Boeing Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing, which offers asset-backed lending and leasing to Boeing customers.
In the first ten months of the year, Boeing has accumulated 741 orders, including 524 for single-aisles, 14 for the 747, 38 for the 767, 35 for the 777 and 130 for the 787 Dreamliner.
In terms of deliveries, the month of October was significantly lower than expected with 57 aircraft against 87 in September. The 43 single-aisle aircraft were delivered from the 737 family including 21 737-800, 737-900ER and only 22, 737 MAX jets.
Boeing should have delivered about 70 copies to meet its annual target. A 767-300F and a 777F were awarded to FedEx Express, while twelve Dreamliner joined the customers' fleets - including the first two 787-10 for Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways.
Last week, Boeing warned airlines that the Boeing 737 deliveries of October would be shifted to November and December due to engine delivery delays from the engine manufacturer CFM International.
Since early 2018, Boeing's 625 deliveries have included 450 single-aisle aircraft, five Boeing 747, fourteen Boeing 767, 38 Boeing 777, and 118 Boeing 787.