SAN FRANCISCO, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Boeing reported on Tuesday major program deliveries across its commercial and defense operations in the second quarter of 2020.
In Commercial Airplanes Programs, Boeing has delivered a total of 20 aircraft in the second quarter of 2020, bringing the number of year-to-date delivery to 70.
The delivery included two 777Fs to China Southern Airlines in May, the company told Xinhua.
In its Defense, Space and Security Programs, a total of 44 aircraft were delivered in the second quarter.
"Our commercial airplane deliveries in the second quarter reflect the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our customers and our operations that included a shutdown of our commercial airplane production for several weeks," said Greg Smith, Boeing executive vice president of Enterprise Operations, chief financial officer and interim leader of Communications, adding that the company will work with customers on specific timing and adjustment to deliveries.
According to Smith, Boeing will continue to closely monitor the commercial marketplace by staying engaged with customers around the globe to fully understand their short-term and long-term requirements.
"All of this is informing current and future production rates and any further adjustments as needed to balance supply and demand going forward. The diversity of our portfolio including our government services, defense and space programs will continue to provide some stability as we navigate through the pandemic and rebuild stronger on the other side," Smith noted.