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Boeing's July deliveries slump while new orders tick higher

Boeing's large jet deliveries tumbled to just 19 in July, down significantly from the previous month, though demand for passenger and freighter widebodies boosted the company's order backlog.

The relative few July deliveries, which largely reflect the grounding of the 737 Max, did little to help Boeing's year-to-date delivery figures.

Through July, the company has delivered 258 aircraft, down from 417 during the same seven months of 2018, according to Boeing's most-recent data.

In comparison to its 19 July deliveries, Boeing handed over 37 aircraft in June and 39 in July 2018, its data shows.

Boeing's July deliveries included 12 787s, which went to customers including Biman Bangladesh Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways and aircraft lessors AerCap, Air Lease, BOC Aviation and GECAS.

In July, Boeing also handed off two 777 Freighters, one each to FedEx Express and Qatar Airways, and two 767-300Fs, one to both FedEx Express and UPS.

Additionally, the company's July figures include deliveries of one 767-based KC-46 tanker to the US Air Force and two 737-800-based P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, including one each to the US and UK governments, Boeing's data shows.

Despite slumping delivery figures, Boeing's number of big jet orders actually bumped higher in July.

During the month, Boeing landed deals for 31 aircraft, up from nine in June and 25 in July 2018, its data shows.

Still, Boeing has taken orders for just 139 aircraft this year, down 71% from the 478 orders it received between January and July 2018, data shows.

Boeing's July orders included 21 787s, among them 10 787-9s and 10 787-10s ordered by Korean Air and a single 787-8 ordered by an unidentified customer.

The company logged orders for 10 777s in July. Of those, Qatar agreed to buy five 777Fs, China Airlines ordered three 777Fs and an unidentified customer ordered two 777-300ERs, according to Boeing.

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