Deliveries of Boeing fixed-wing and rotary-wing military aircraft more than doubled on a year-by-year basis in the first six months of 2019, compensating for problems with the 737 MAX commercial aircraft.
Statistics released by Boeing on 9 July show that it delivered 37% fewer commercial aircraft compared with January–June 2018. The total of 239 lags behind the 389 recorded by rival manufacturer Airbus.
In contrast, Boeing Defense, Space & Security had provided 96 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft by 30 June, more than double the 41 it delivered in the first six months of 2018.
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