Boeing’s backlog of commercial aircraft declined by 39 aircraft in January, though the company did receive new orders during the month for four 747-8 Freighters.

In January, the Chicago-based company delivered 26 aircraft, 13 fewer than one month earlier.

FedEx 767F. FedEx

Source: FedEx

A FedEx Boeing 767 Freighter.

The 26 delivered jets included 21 737 Max, which went to carriers including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Copa, Gol, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, Boeing says.

In January Boeing also delivered one 737NG-based military surveillance jet and four widebody aircraft: one 767F to FedEx, two 777-300ERs to Novus Aviation Capital and one 777F to China Airlines.

The airframer did not deliver any 787s during January, and has not handed over any of those jets since October 2020.

Boeing has halted 787 deliveries as it completes what it describes as comprehensive inspections related to fuselage-join areas.

During January, Boeing took new orders for four 747-8Fs from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a deal Boeing says reflects the strength of the cargo and e-commerce markets.

Boeing logged cancellations of six aircraft orders in January. Those included one 737 Max Boeing Business Jet for an unnamed customer, one 737 Max for Czech carrier Smartwings, three 747-8Fs for Russian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr and one 787-8 for Royal Jordanian.

Additionally, Boeing’s backlog decreased by 11 aircraft in January because the company shifted more jets into an “ASC 606” accounting bucket. Boeing still holds contracts to sell aircraft in that bucket but has less confidence the sales will close.

At the end of January, Boeing had 4,016 jetliners in its backlog, down from 4,055 at the end of 2020. The backlog includes 3,243 737s, 12 747s, 74 767s, 229 777s and 458 787s, company data shows.