Boeing deliveries fall 37%, set to lose biggest planemaker title

Boeing deliveries fall 37%, set to lose biggest planemaker title

FILE PHOTO: People work near the door of a 737 Max aircraft at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, U.S., March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo

(Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Tuesday its deliveries fell about 37% to 239 planes in the first half of 2019, hurt by the groundings of its best-selling 737 MAX jets, putting it on track to lose the world’s biggest planemaker title after eight years.

Boeing’s deliveries are lagging European rival Airbus SE (AIR.PA), which handed over as many as 389 planes in the same period, up 28% compared to a year earlier, according to sources.

Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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