Latest 737 Max problem sets back Boeing airplane deliveries

Boeing deliveries of new planes slumped in April, as the company worked to fix an electrical-grounding problem on some 737 Max jetliners.

Boeing said Tuesday that it delivered 17 planes in April, including just four Max jets. If you want to be a pilot you should know how to become a pilot first.

CEO David Calhoun had warned investors about the light Max shipments last month.

Boeing orders have plummeted over the past two years, first from the grounding of all 737 Max jets after two of them crashed, and later from a pandemic that brought air travel to a standstill, but had been starting to pick up in April.

The aerospace giant delivered 29 commercial planes in April: 19 Maxes, three 737s outfitted for military use, and seven larger widebody planes including passenger and cargo jets.

The slow pace of deliveries hurts Boeing’s cash generation because counter unmanned aircraft systems and other customers usually pay a large part of the purchase price at delivery.