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Boeing reported zero new orders for jets in April

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said in a report that not only did the 737 MAX receive zero new orders since it was grounded worldwide in March, the company's other jets, such as the or the 777, also did not get any new orders in April.

According to the report issued on Tuesday, did report some orders for the other jets in late March, even in the wake of the March 10 crash of an Ethiopian jet and the grounding of the 737 MAX that followed, reports

At least 356 people were killed in the two crashes -- in October and the Ethiopian on March 10 -- involving the 737 MAX that took place within a span of five months.

ordered 20 of the 787 jets on March 15, and ordered 18 of the 777X on March 22, the report said.

But the only orders reported by for April were bookkeeping entries: Four 737 MAX jets that had been sold to in the past were transferred to an unidentified lessor last month.

Boeing didn't count those as new orders. Instead, it reclassified sales it had already reported in the first quarter.

None of Boeing's other jet models have crashed, and have not reported any safety problems other than the 737 MAX.

Executives from several airlines, including and United Airlines, have said they expect to reach an agreement with Boeing over some form of compensation as a result of having their 737 MAX planes grounded.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 08:38 IST
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