Boeing Co. delivered only 39 jetliners in July as the planemaker dealt with supplier constraints that left dozens of unfinished 737 aircraft parked around a Seattle-area factory.
Shipments of the narrow-body planes, Boeing’s main source of profit, fell to 29 from 56 in June, according to order-and-delivery data posted on the company’s website Tuesday. Boeing delivered 8 of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft last month, after shipping 17 of the wide-body planes a month earlier.
Work was disrupted at the 737 factory as Boeing sped output to a record pace in June while dealing with supplier shortages, including engines from CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric Co. and Safran SA. A surge of airframes also arrived out-of-sequence as Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. rushed to get back on track after encountering its own supplier delays.
Boeing netted orders for 27 aircraft last month for a total of 487 for the year. Airbus SE earlier booked an order for eight new A350 jetliners in July. The tally is well below the combined deals for 959 aircraft valued $141 billion based on list prices that the duopolists unveiled at the U.K.’s Farnborough air show during the month.
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