Boeing orders, deliveries rise in September

Boeing Co (BA.N) said Tuesday deliveries rose in September to 51 airplanes, while orders rose by 90 as the planemaker continues to see strong demand for new aircraft.

Boeing deliveries last month tied its 51 deliveries in June, when it exceeded the 50-plane threshold for the first time since March 2019.

In August, Boeing deliveries rose to 35 airplanes after it resumed handovers of its 787 Dreamliner after a 15-month delay.

Last month, Boeing had 51 new 737 MAX airplane orders and 45 widebody airplanes, including 14 777s.

In September, Boeing delivered 14 widebody planes, including 7 787s, including three 787-8s to American Airlines (AAL.O).

American Airlines said Friday that since August it has received four 787s from Boeing and all are in service.

Boeing’s commercial order backlog now stands at 4,354 planes. Boeing has delivered 328 airplanes in the first nine months of 2022, including 267 737 MAXs.

Boeing faces a December deadline to win regulatory approval for the MAX 10, which is slightly larger than current 737 MAXs in service, as well as for a smaller variant, the MAX 7. Unless it gains an extension from Congress, Boeing must meet new modern cockpit-alerting requirements that could significantly delay the planes’ entry into service.

Last week, regulators told Congress that Boeing does not anticipate winning approval for the 737 MAX 10 before next summer.