- 26 commercial aircraft delivered to customers
- Order backlog of 4,016 aircraft
- 21 737 MAX aircraft delivered in January
- 777X forecast remains the same
Boeing has reported the company delivered 26 commercial aircraft to customers last month but order cancellations continued to outpace new sales as the manufacturer is still struggling in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Four  new 747-8 freighters were sold in the month of January to cargo airline Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, and yet in the same month Boeing logged cancellations.
These are reported to include three  orders for 747-8 freighters were scratched by Russian carrier Volga-Dnepr and one  787-8 Dreamliner order was cancelled by Royal Jordanian.
Order backlog stood at 4,016 aircraft at the end of January, down from 4,055 at the end of December 2020.
26 deliveries took place, of which 21 were 737 MAX aircraft.
A Boeing business jet customer has been reported to have cancelled a 737 MAX jet order.
Last week, Boeing said it cut its backlog of its newest jet, the 777X, by more than a third after reporting that it does not expect the wide-body aircraft to enter service until late 2023. That is more than two years later than it previously forecast and driven by weaker demand and heightened regulatory scrutiny of aircraft after the 737 Max crashes.
The company didn’t deliver any wide-body 787 Dreamliner jets following a delay in handover to customers so that Boeing could increase inspections after finding issues with certain seams on the aircraft.
Last month, Boeing reported that it expected to resume deliveries of the jet aircraft later in the first quarter 2021, forecasting “very few, if any” delivered in February.
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