Stars and Stripes stripes.com 12 Jan, 2021 22:45 am

Boeing production plummeted in 2020

Boeing production plummeted in 2020
A devastating 2020 for Boeing production ended in December with a small lift for its workforce producing 737 MAX jets in Renton, Wash., but another blow to those building 787 Dreamliners in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C.

SEATTLE (Tribune News Service) — A devastating 2020 for Boeing production ended in December with a small lift for its workforce producing 737 MAX jets in Renton, Wash.After the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ungrounded the 737 MAX in mid-November, Boeing managed to deliver 27 of the jets out of Renton in December, the first deliveries since the second MAX crash in March 2019.After a bad 2019, when Boeing was unable to deliver the 737 MAX from early March, last year proved much worse.The 737 MAX finished 2020 with a much-diminished unfilled-order backlog of 3,282 airplanes.

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