Airbus set to fly past Boeing as biggest plane maker after 737 MAX issue grounds sales

Boeing is all set to lose its position as the biggest plane maker globally, only to be replaced by arch-rival Airbus, The Wall Street Journal reported. The planemaker, which has undisputedly reigned on top for seven years, is now rapidly losing its jetliners deliveries after the Ethiopian plane crash tragedy.

According to the journal, Boeing’s “jetliner deliveries fell by more than a third in the first half of 2019 with the grounding of its 737 MAX aircraft.” More than 150 MAX aircraft now stand idle at sites around the United States as they remain undelivered, the report added. On the other hand, European Airbus shipped over 300 aircraft this June and will deliver more in due course.

Boeing: Unchallenged star that fell 

Boeing’s bestselling MAX was globally barred from flying passengers about four months ago after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, killing over 150 people aboard. The aircraft was a Boeing 737 MAX.  Read More

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